The Break Gets Longer

I got back from Utah on Monday. Tuesday turned out to be a ground school session because of rain and thunderstorms. Today’s lesson was canceled because of rain, low ceilings and high winds and forecasts for even worse conditions later in the afternoon.

KUGN 111655Z 28014G25KT 5SM -RA BR BKN015 BKN020 OVC025 09/08 A2934 RMK AO2 PK WND 28027/1630 SLP936 P0005 T00940078

KORD 111445Z 111512 27015KT 6SM -RA BR SCT009 OVC014
FM1700 28023G37KT 4SM -RA BR SCT008 BKN012
FM0300 30019G29KT 4SM -RA BR SCT008 OVC012

KMKE 111506Z 111512 31018G30KT 5SM -RA BR SCT010 OVC020
TEMPO 1519 BKN010
FM1900 31018G30KT 5SM -RA BR OVC009
FM0300 34022G30KT 5SM -RA BR BKN004 OVC012
FM0600 31018G28KT 6SM -RA BKN006 OVC012

Next opportunity will be Sunday afternoon – we’ll see if the weather improves by then.

Speaking of weather, I have been using a program called ForeFlight that gives me a visual representation of the current and forecast conditions. It was written by a fellow aviation blogger named Jason Miller. You can get a free trial at If you like it, I hope you will pay for it. I think it is a great tool and, the price is more than fair.

Note added May 15, 2006 – Thursday was another weather cancellation. Next scheduled lesson is May 18th which will be 3 weeks since my last flight.

  • Anonymous says:

    Tom –

    ForeFlight 2.0 is out now and includes a graphical weather timeline, more airports, and integration with

  • Tom says:

    That’s right! I upgraded to version 2.0 as soon as it came out. It is a great tool that just keeps getting better.


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