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by waynemcc999
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: IFR Currency for Levi - Hold & KSBA (Part 2)
Replies: 0
Views: 27

IFR Currency for Levi - Hold & KSBA (Part 2)

S0hiOuPzMpQ Levi and I on our return to Santa Barbara, with an ad-hoc hold and an instrument approach… but which approach? With winds favoring 25, but a thin marine layer on the final approach course that straddles the MDA, Approach and Tower (and aircraft) face an entertaining uncertainty. All mak...
by waynemcc999
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)

I think IFR approaches in VMC at non-towered airports is one of the scarier things in flying. The VFR planes are flying a pattern and the approach brings us straight in on final. The VFR pilots may well have no idea what we're talking about if we say we're 10 miles out on the RNAV XX. If we say we'...
by waynemcc999
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)

My cents re the "unable" on the missed was that when you declared your intent to do it, the controller considered you to be doing a practice approach (he uses those precise words) instead of actual IFR approach. If so, then I believe he can deny it. However, if you had not declared the intent and e...
by waynemcc999
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)

Rich, it does seem that a good share of approaches have some not-so-well thought out missed procedures, such that ATC a high percentage of the time provides an alternate missed... or maybe the published missed is well thought out for the case of Lost Coms, but isn't practical for normal ops. As alwa...
by waynemcc999
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)

I can see cases where the published missed approach might not be approved by ATC in practice scenarios. Gobs of approaches around here use the single VOR (DSD) within 100 miles as the MAP fix and at scarily similar altitudes. Many published missed approaches are not well thought out with respect to...
by waynemcc999
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)

I have a pretty good example of a significant course change with the LP approach to Rwy 28 at S39 (40 degrees) and LPV RWY 16 (70 degrees). No problem with the KAP 140 BUT the nature of integrations with the GNS 530 W requires that you manually acknowledge the transition from NAV to APPROACH mode o...
by waynemcc999
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 189

IFR Currency for Levi - KMRY KWVI (Part 1)

Zl9wPFAYbcQ A nice IFR currency outing with my good friend Levi in his C182/G. We shoot the RNAV 28L with LP minimums at Monterey and an LPV (breaking off for a circle-to-land) at Watsonville. In-flight discussions of Load vs Activate Approach, vertical guidance vs advisory-only vertical guidance, ...
by waynemcc999
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying

I just did some flight instruction in a DA40NG this morning: We both wore masks (cloth for me, N95 for the other pilot), had the air vents wide open (also necessary this time of year because of the heat), and left the canopy partially open in "cooling position" when taxiing. I won't fly with anyone...
by waynemcc999
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying

Andrew, your young friend did an excellent job on the video (as expected for his generation), and the approaches were pretty nice also ;) .
Glad to hear the masks (and air vents) also worked well for you.
Very best regards,
Wayne
by waynemcc999
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Masks in the Cockpit - VFR Paso Robles - pre-student Craig hand flying

Wayne- Thanks for posting this. Now that Angel Flight in my area is resuming passenger flights, to wear a mask or not has become a live issue. I've done one short flight with friends (30 minutes) with one and found it uncomfortable and difficult to communicate with ATC. (I use the disposable medica...