Monday, March 02, 2015

Civil Air Patrol and IFR Immersion

Between the frigid temperatures, reckless amounts of snow, and ridiculously tall snow drifts, N62TB hasn't even left the hangar in nearly two months.  But, aviation's been active nonetheless, on two fronts.

First, I've become active in the Civil Air Patrol, specifically the Lorain County Composite Squadron (OH-003) based on Lorain County Airport.  Most of the preliminary requirements have been met, so am just waiting on the formal Mission Scanner training to begin - hopefully soon!

Second, to enhance my comfort level in flying approaches in actual conditions with 2TB, I've been assembling a plan to make a trip to fly a series of unusual or challenging approaches.  Here's the current plan:

The final tally is 1460 miles, 10+ hours, and 17 total approaches (3 GPS, 3 VOR/DME, 1 LOC, 1 LOC BC, 4 ILS, 1 VOR/DME, 2 LDA, 1 SDF [only two of these in service the US!], and 1 VOR). 

 Stay tuned for further details!

1 comment:

Dave Starr said...

Delighted to see you back on the 'Net and ready for the air. The CAP is a really worthy use of your experience and training. And the long 'round robin IFR approach tour? Way better than hundred dollar hamburgers .. and no calories or cholesterol LoL.

I really hadn't realized the SDF's had dwindled so far into history, indeed you ought to "bag" this one.

Fly long and proper as the late, great Leonard Nimoy might have said.