The weather is not quite as good as I thought

Hat tip to Paul for posting the following piece on the Ask a Flight Instructor website (apparently, it was taken from a March-April 1980 edition of FAA General Aviation News): 

Takeoff…

Weather not quite as good as I thought.

It isn’t that bad though…

It could get better.

It should get better.

It has to get beter.

It isn’t getting better.

It could be worse.

It is getting worse…

It’s BAD!

It’s very bad – no horizon.

It’s really bad – the ground is gone!

I don’t believe I’m in this…

I don’t want be in this!

SOMEONE GET ME OUT OF THIS!

There is no one to get me out of this…

Grey everywhere!

The engine is speeding up…

Pull back!! Go up!!

The altimeter is going the wrong way!?

Compass and gyro spinning…

Got to go the other way – which way?

Airspeed redline!?

Airplane SCREAMING!!!

There in the grey…

Black trees leaning down above my nose!?

I’m going up into them…

Big snow mounds…undergrowth…fallen branches…chewed up by the prop…

I shouldn’t…

Text by John V. Graff of the National Weather Service.

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