Much of the flying was in the southeastern United States and in actual instrument weather
. At my home airport, if I flew an approach, it turned into a missed approach about one-third of the time.
was caused by the pilot's decision to undertake a flight in which the likelihood of encountering instrument conditions existed, in the mistaken belief that he could cope with en route instrument weather
conditions, without having the necessary familiarization with the instruments in the aircraft and without being properly certificated to fly solely by instruments" (emphasis added).
You're in VMC right now, but there's instrument weather
down the road to your destination.
Afterwards, the discussion we have with the CFI about decision-making in instrument weather
will be more informed.
Obviously the feds intended actual instrument weather
, meaning conditions less than VMC.
One instructor pointed out that the FAA would not give check rides in actual instrument weather
and reiterated that there was no requirement in the FARs to get any time in the clag, so why should he give dual in IMC?
While this might seem like relatively benign instrument weather
for flatlanders, it is anything but in the Rockies--especially when there's turbulence at the ridges.