Tuesday - Day 6 SAFECON 2011 Columbus OH
Tuesday Weather Report: STILL and CLEAR – However we've had our California weather interpreters decipher Columbus-speak into the following translation to mean: "STILL raining and CLEAR up to your knees"! Yes the skies are silent again as the cloud bases are at 500 feet. The forecast remains bad through tomorrow. In our boredom we have pondered some poetry. With apologies to Edgar Allen Poe:
Once upon a SAFECON dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of cloud and wind and rain,
While I nodded, nearly boring, suddenly there came the rain a pouring,
As of some one gently dropping, dropping damp…
"Tis some visiter," I muttered, "dropping more rain — upon my ramp
Only this, and nothing more…"
Roll Call on opening day is a highlight of the competition and each team prepares their unique response. Responses range from a simple 'here" - to elaborate skits, songs and hoots.
Your SDCC Hawks read a mock "ATIS" - weather report that was well received given the current weather in Columbus:
San Diego ATIS: Information # Kilo
Wind: Light and Breezy and Always Easy
Sky Conditions: Clear below the sun
Dew point: (team shouts) Doesn't matter!
Active Runway in Use: Cha, Whichever you want, Bro…
Notices to Airmen: Ocean Beach, La Jolla Beach, Mission Beach, Coronado Beach, Point Loma Beach,(Need I go on?): Open!
Use Caution: Surfers, Sunbathers in vicinity
Severe Weather Outlook: Icing-(team shouts) None!
Turbulence-(team shouts) None!
Convection- (team shouts) None!
Remarks: Why did we leave San Diego again? Maybe someday we can have SAFECON San Diego
Advise on initial contact: You have information AWESOME
With no prospect for better weather today, flying on Tuesday has been cancelled.
The team goes back to the hotel to study for the Navigation and ground simulator events. Tomorrow is scheduled for Power-Off Spot Landings.
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