Short Wings Over Saratoga – SWPC Convention 2013
July 1st through 4th
Pilots are always interested in the weather and Short Wing pilots are no exception! We’re especially interested in the weather when it’s convention time and we have to make go/no-go decisions. Are we going to fly? Decide to drive? Will we decide to drive then wish we would have flown? So many questions and it seems no matter how much we check the forecast the weather does what it wants to do!
My family plans to fly out Saturday morning from Minnesota and overnight in Ohio then head to Saratoga Springs from Ohio on Sunday. That’s our plan, anyway. Right now it’s windy and looking a bit rainy at our house. So we’ll check the forecast yet again tonight and wake up bright and early (okay, we’re not actually good at the bright and early thing) and see what the weather is doing and make a decision on what we do then.
Some of our favorite sources for the weather include the Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS)website, the Aero Weather app on our iPad and iPhone and DUATS (Direct User Access Terminal Service) for getting our official pilot briefing and to file flight plans.
We don’t use this resource often but a great place to get a 10 day forecast for a city or area is The Weather Channel. Click HERE for a direct link to the Ten Day Weather Forecast for Saratoga Springs.
~Your Website Content Manager, Myrna
What are your favorite weather resources?
And what are your plans for the convention? Are you flying in with your Short Wing Piper? Driving? Commercial airlines? Train?
Feel free to post them in the comments section below!