Saturday, September 11, 2010


The flight down to the DC area from Connecticut on Friday evening was quick and uneventful. Most of the trip was in visual conditions (VMC) on top of a widespread overcast layer that mostly topped out just below N631S's cruising altitude of 8,000 feet MSL.

The few seconds of video above show the cloud tops going by at about 140 knots true airspeed.
One other thing. The photo at left shows the outside air temperature in the cloud layer, at 8,000 feet over Reading, PA (KRDG).

Summer is over, my friends, and it's time to start paying close attention to where the freezing level is. Cold weather IFR is upon us.

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