While you might not believe that there’s a season for TFRs, it’s true in California right now. We have presidential visits, airshows, wildfires, football, and for a few days longer, baseball. All of these have TFRs associated with them. Take a look at this depiction courtesy of RunwayFinder from last Saturday.
See all those red and orange circles? Those are TFRs and that’s not even all the ones you need to worry about in California over the next few days!
…or maybe better termed confusion over pressure settings, altitude, and weather.
Most pilots know the memory aid “high to low, hot to cold, look out below”. This reminds us that without local altimeter settings or understanding of temperatures, we may not be where we think we are altitude-wise. Many fewer pilots seem to understand the following situation:
KSBD 192350Z 25013G18KT 7SM SKC 34/11 A2988
KL35 200035Z AUTO 06007KT 10SM CLR 22/M01 A3028