Early this morning I walked outside with Ferdie in really thick fog, I heard an airplane over head. This isn't unusual around here and often the sky above the campus is part of the landing pattern for Lambert. I gave some thought to how much courage and/or training pilots must have in order to literally fly blind, no seeing what's below or to the side or to the front.
Drivers heading into work in the dark this morning have a similar issue. We've just gone through a slippery mess and now many have to go back to work in thick fog. Headlights really don't help and putting on bright lights will not penetrate the fog and in fact makes visibility worse.
A KMOV reporter put up a Lambert skycam photo of basically pea soup and asked on Twitter just now, "Do you see any planes." No, I haven't seen any planes but I did hear one. Kudos to whoever piloted that plane in for a landing.