More often than not, these columns are built around a recent flight, and what I learned from it. That makes them pretty easy to write, as I usually learn (or re-learn) something on every flight. But my latest one taught more than most.
It was mid-October, and as happens around that time every year, I was contemplating the fact that I hadn't flown any actual IFR for several months. That's because our typical summer weather pattern here in the Central Valley is so dry that any moisture—be it rain, mist or fog—is so rare as to be cause for celebration.
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