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Flight: 2012-0819-1 in N12556 (Penny) for $
KCNI - KCNI (flying time 0:48)
Time for my first approach!
From KCNI (Cherokee County Municipal Airport) 2012-08-19 23:29:59 to KCNI (Cherokee County Municipal Airport) 2012-08-20 00:17:18 [00:48:00] with 1 day and 0 night landings.
David Thorburn-Gundlach (pilot-L) / Laura Thorburn-Gundlach (PIC-legal) /
After two in the pattern for me to make sure I still knew how to fly, off we went for the NDB. This time the NW wind messed me up :-) even though I had just seen it on Laura's flight, and I came into the NDB quite SE of it. I got myself lined up on the right heading, though, and proceeded outbound. Then the PT was simple, and I even managed to pick up the inbound heading fairly well. From there it was just timing to the airport, which came up right on time -- but far, far below me!
What I learned: get ahead of corrections early so that they can be small, which can be challenging when so close to the NDB, and get down to target altitude (MEA, DH, whatever) ASAP so that I'm not left hanging to dive-bomb the airport. It was all a TON of fun, though :-)
I flew the missed approach and then we headed back to the NDB for Laura to try a couple of right-seat turns. She did well and we headed out for some slow flight and then stalls, but by then it was getting late, so instead I headed back for a final landing.