Repost: To Shear or not to Shear

Has it really been that long…

It was the first day of my advanced flight training class. The weather outside was superficially deceptive. Clear blue skies and  sunny, but with moderate turbulence and wind shear. Not the best of days to select for a flying lesson. I went to the airport guessing, I wasn’t going to be having my first lesson after all. My instructor walked in and said “Ready to go?”. Surprised I said “Still want to go ahead with the lesson, considering the weather?”

We got some feedback from other instructors. The general opinion was it was quite rough flying.  Earlier in the day there were reports of 3000 foot drops!

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