Aviation-weather expert John Zimmerman has been keeping busy with the Air Facts Journal — a blog based upon the popular Air Facts Journal of yesteryear and the ever-popular Sporty’s Air Facts videos.
His most recent project: a wonderful series of open-ended articles dubbed “Go or No Go?” He relates the type of aircraft (usually a light single) and any special features like glass panels or XM weather. Zimmerman poses realistic scenarios to instrument rated pilots along with a thorough weather briefing, complete with relevant weather charts, and poses the question: go or no go?
It’s a great series that exercises your aeronautical decision making process and forces pilots to re-evaluate their understanding of aviation weather as well as their own personal minimums. There’s always some new fact to be learned about weather, but the real value lies in commentary where pilots argue their rationale for the go / no-go decision. I suggest you check it out at the Air Facts Journal.