Sunday - Day 4 SAFECON 2011 Columbus OH
Sunday morning looked dreadful from the start. Rain squalls had rolled across the Ohio Valley plains all through the night but hope springs eternal in the minds of the young aviators hoping to get some landing practice in. After flying 16 flight hours across America to Ohio – our cross-country skills are excellent but that doesn't help with the precision accuracy required for spot landings. Our planes were towed into the hot-box for the first 4 heats of practice starting at noon.
But the clouds persisted and the rain began and all through the afternoon the ceiling hung at just below minimums required to fly. So we sat. Then we gave up and went to the hotel to study and practice. The day ended with the team preparing for the ground events Monday which include Computer Accuracy (E6B), Simulated Comprehensive Air Navigation (SCAN) and Aircraft Identification (ACID).