Features November 2018 Issue
Rushing to get to the destination and skimping on the flight planning might work out if the weather’s okay. If it’s not, who knows where you could end up?
Are you up for this after a few months of visual approaches? You’re current, comfortable with the aircraft, and familiar with the airport, so you don’t see any problems. Besides, it’s time to launch and that low stuff is sure to start burning off by the time you get there as “P6SM and “SCT015” are forecast an hour after your arrival. In fact, you don’t even need to look for an alternate now to meet 14 CFR §91.169 (b)(2) as the ceiling and visibility are expected to be better than 2000 feet and 3 SM at that time.