Then after crossing from Virginia into North Carolina, we circled around the Wright Brothers Monument before setting down at Billy Mitchell Airport in Cape Hatteras. There’s supposed to be a lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, but I didn’t see it on the way in, I’ll try looking again when I take off in the morning.
I flew from Charlottetown CYYG to Gaspe CYGP continuing to visit places I had visited on various cruises. CYYG was marginal and raining on the ground (using Real Weather) and almost immediately into cloud. Icing set in but the DA62 has some de-icing equipment which coped. Struggled on the climb to 11000ft but eventually cleared the cloud as I had hoped as Meteoblue suggested this would happen. Considered a diversion but pressed on. As expected when using an RNAV, ATC wanted me to stay at height long after clearing me to the HOCLE, the first waypoint on the approach. Ignoring the demands of ATC, I descended at a leisurely 500 fpm. At about 7000 feet, more cloud and icing. Nearing HOCLE I managed to get below the cloud base and I “legally” cancelled the IFR with the airport in sight. Say it myself, nice landing and a short taxi to the marshaller.
it was Monday evening, when EKCH has full atc coverage from 8pm to 22pm, so traffic was dense upon arrival, and had to do a Go-Around because someone took his time to vacate the rwy. Fun with unexpected challenge
Posted only pics from arrival at Luxemburg, to show the extraordinary scenery of luxemburg city when landing on rwy 06. It’s created by someone called Fibrofly, on Flightsim.com.
And the airport scenery is payware from Justsim
More 787 today ( a love and hate relationship) … short flight from FAOR (johannesburg intl) to FACT (cape town intl) , obviously at night.Very windy and too low. Not one of the best landings and nearly aborted , but all alive and more centered than my hopes at the touch.
Finally got back into my @GotGravel 's Savage Carbon that was parked in BGKK (Kulusuk Airport) in Greenland.
Filled it up and took the same amount of fuel as cargo.
The coastal route was full with low clouds and freezing temperatures. HOWEVER, I decided to go over land where the weather is great. The problem there is there are few visual reference points. It is several 100 nm over ice and nothing but ice.
Calculating for supposed wind and magnetic inclination I ended up with a heading of 301 to ensure True Heading 270. Speed should be 102 nm with the assumed winds.
Departure was cloudy and icy, but there was some clear sky above the airfield so I quickly climbed up the clouds and then proceeded WEST in sunny weather.
I flew for about an hour then landed somewhere. I have a rough estimate based on my flight time and heading of where I am. And will use that to proceed WEST until I will finally reach the sea. 400 nm should be do-able with two full tanks in the Savage Carbon.
Virtually, I’m camping on the Greenland Ice Sheets. I wouldn’t want to do that IRL.
Today’s leg in the Bandeirante was from Cape Hatteras to Myrtle Beach. I went back to look again for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, only to find that it was practically flat. Kind of amusing though, and the gorgeous sunrise helped make up for it.