Escaping a storm

Weather forecast is not always accurate and that one fall short almost 1 hr and a half. Just 4nm before my destination airfield a white watery curtain decided to give me a hard time. Flying into a fast moving storm was not a pleasure or safe experience, but was a memorable one. With the turbulence generating sudden bank angle excursions of 10-20 deg, landing was not an option. Luckily my little 172 could speed up enough to escape the mighty front and land on a nearby alternate. After an hour the main part of the storm had passed us and there was a short window to fly back to original destination, which was done through a low level and speedy manner. Some good lessons learnt there…

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