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You know you’re hooked on flying when…

You look up at the sky and start guessing the altitude of the cloud cover. Even worse you dial up the AWOS to find out the actual altitude.

For those non-pilots out there AWOS is the Automated Weather Observing System, which is some equipment usually at airports that report either via the phone or on the radio the actual weather conditions needed for pilots. Stuff like visibility, wind direction, and height of cloud cover, among other things. Interestingly the AWOS might report that conditions seems fine, for example there might be a fairly high cloud cover but it might actually be raining and it won’t tell you that. It’s totally automated so can’t be completely relied upon. You’re eyes and common sense seem to be the rule.

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