Monday, February 27, 2006

Goal #3

Goal #3 this year was quite simple: Take an aerial tour of the San Francisco area with John, our resident freight dog. The endless sands of time being what they are, the IFR Pilot departs Cleveland on Wednesday for the Left Coast. Saturday morning requires a BART trip, and a graciously-offered ride from John, to get to KOAK.

Right now, the plan is pretty loose, depending largely on the weather. If it's good, I'm hoping for a jaunt to KMRY and KHAF, and perhaps some approaches. In fact, looking at the logbook shows that the IFR Pilot hasn't done a hold in almost 6 months, so it might be a good idea to throw a couple of those into our plan.

And if it's crummy, well, hopefully it won't be completely crummy, and we can just go shoot some approaches. Maybe the aerial tour becomes an instrument proficiency check. (Or even a BFR -- mine expires in July...)

No matter how you slice it, it's gonna be fun!

Will my fellow passengers on Continental think I'm totally whacked if my reading material consists of the SFO TAC, sectional, and nearby approach plates???

2 comments:

Paul said...

Beware... your fellow passengers may think you are a terrorist. I've read several posts on aviation boards saying how they were questioned by flight attendants after passengers complained that someone was looking at maps [sic]!

Have fun!

Greybeard said...

Lookin' forward to your after-action report.
Have a great time!