Only diversion I've ever dealt with was flying gen av from T39 to CHA
one year after visiting our grandparents. Bad wx east of the Mississippi with a good storm front and embedded thunderstorms. Wx was expected to move east very quickly but slowed down with the worst being between MEM
was getting socked in pretty badly and AppCon had to weave us around the wx to get in. Our P210 got bumped around a bit as we threaded the needle between the storms and were vectored through a hole in the wx behind an airliner. The airliner had thought that the hole closed up on him but when we went through it a few minutes later, it was only about five miles wide. Ended up spending about four hours waiting for the wx to move on before making the last hop to CHA
You may ask why we went into MEM
with the wx. Fact was, we had been keeping in touch with Flight Service and the forecasts didn't expect the wx to go south that quick. Many years ago, we spent two days in MOB
flying VFR from CHA
to T39 before my parents had their IFR ratings. That was in a 172 and was probably a factor in us skipping the 172 and moving straight into the P210 when they had more experiance and were ready to buy an airplane. The fact that an all wx airplane would have eliminated the two day stay in MOB
wasn't lost on them either and both the P210 and 414 came with top line wx equipment.
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."