Friday, 27 November 2009

Appalling weather

No flying recently, the weather here in the UK (at least around Manchester and Liverpool) has been atrocious.  High winds, lots of rain etc.

The forecast is for it to abate somewhat and I have my test booked for Tuesday.  Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

IR test scrubbed

Some topic for a first post, huh?

I've been training for an Instrument Rating for the past year or so, and was due to take the test today at Leeds.  The TAF yesterday evening was giving the wind as 22015G25KT, and that's at the surface.  Today's F214 gives the 5,000ft winds at 40kts.  It would have made holding to test standards interesting!

Looking at the forecast yesterday I decided to scrub the test.  As a friend pointed out, it's not like I'm in a hurry and need to complete this before I can continue my career.  I don't have another date set yet, hopefully it'll be next week, as the rest of this week looks like it's going to be grotty weather.