Some of your blog posts seem to have generated a bit of flurry. I'm writing to say I hope you don't take the criticism too much to heart. I'm involved in the industry, albeit on the periphery, and spend a great deal of time on commercial flights. I find your posts interesting and informative. Just to say that this frequent flier considers your blog a real service to the public. I urge you to keep up this valuable work.
Please continue with the great work you do on this blog!
After reading your most recent post, I wanted to take a couple minutes to say thank you. Although I'm not a pilot (unless MS flight simulator counts :) ), every morning it is one of the first blogs I check in Google Reader. I have enjoyed your posts and have thoroughly enjoyed reading about aviation from an insiders point of view.
I also just finished reading your book (in record time, about 2 days). I'm sure I will check out the weather book also if you write it.
Try not to let the views of a few negative people discourage you. Keep up the good work!
I would just like to say that your book was amazing!!!! I just bought it this past weekend!!!!!
Hey, Doug. Good for you for backing off on your blog in favour of the weather book. Thanks very much for the blog posts you’ve written – I’ve enjoyed them.
You asked for weather questions, so here goes....
I’m a 45-year-old student pilot – about 15 hours in a 172 at CYCD so far. I had a heck of a time this past season booking time off work to get lessons in – we had to cancel for weather about half the time. The TAF local graphic forecasts are very near-term, so I’ve been looking at the surface analysis charts trying to predict what the ceiling will be a few days ahead and have had no luck. Can you offer any pointers?