Sounding Like a Broken Record…

Once again I was not able to fly as it was cloudy this morning (03/31/2012), but I thought I might still be able to fly until I checked the aviation weather website. It showed that although it was cloudy, the visibility was within the minimum VFR requirements for flying, but the cloud ceiling was way too low. My flight lesson was scheduled for 9.00 am and when I checked the weather at around 7.00 am the cloud ceiling was 700 ft and the minimum required is 1300 ft. for pattern work and other maneuvers we were planning to do. Since I didn’t receive a call from Jeremy by 8.06 am, I decided to call and he picked up the phone after two rings and I said, “Jeremy this is Tiger”. “Oh hey Tiger, I suppose you’re calling about the weather?” Jeremy replied. “Yes, I see that it’s overcast with mist and the cloud ceiling right now is at 700 ft and it’s not going to improve by much by the time we’ll be flying”. “Oh okay well let’s just go ahead and cancel then” he said. “Okay I’ll call the school and cancel the lesson” was my reply and then Jeremy said that he would do it and thanked me; end of converstation. Here’s today’s weather report from the aviation weather website:

Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS)Output produced by TAFs form (1307 UTC 31 March 2012)
found at

METAR text:

KMIC 311253Z 13009KT 3SM BR OVC007 06/04 A2984 RMK AO2 SLP109 T00610044

Conditions at:

KMIC (MNPLS/CRYSTAL , MN, US) observed 1253 UTC 31 March 2012


6.1°C (43°F)


4.4°C (40°F) [RH = 89%]

Pressure (altimeter):

29.84 inches Hg (1010.6 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1010.9 mb]


from the SE (130 degrees) at 10 MPH (9 knots; 4.7 m/s)


3 miles (5 km)


700 feet AGL


overcast cloud deck at 700 feet AGL


BR (mist)

I was a little disappointed that I wasn’t able to fly today as I had prepared (studied) for the maneuvers Jeremy had suggested. Not having flown today only gives me more time to do further studies and let’s see what tomorrow’s weather has in store for us. 😀


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