Can we go flying today?
(Nova Scotia, Canada)
Mankind's dream throughout eternity
I am a private pilot who flies basically for the fun of it and belong to a flying club located in Debert, Nova Scotia. Of course I use NavCanada's flight planning an weather briefing services but our small little airport doesn't have a reporting station so things life Metars/TAF and even GFA's aren't entirely reliable.
While NavCanada and Environment Canada are good sources of information, there is a bit of insterpolating and reading between the lines that needs to happen. For instance taking the forecasts and observed conditions from a triangulated area of three surrounding air
ports helps give clues as to precipitation, ceiling and changing wind conditions as the day goes on.
Truthfully, I am quite pleased with the aviation and weather services we have here in Canada and as the quote goes...
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return"
- Leonardo DaVinciBarry's Response
Ahhh, DaVinci. The greatest aviator the world has ever known.
On a more serious note, David, you acknowledge that the service is about as good as one might expect in a remote location, even though an implied wish-list indicates some room for improvement. That's a good thing, really.
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