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GAAR 2011 PIREP - Leg 7


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Welcome to the longest leg of our journey, but it sure was a fun one with the great scenery and a few detours to dodge the hills (you did factor those into the 4,500ft cruise didn't you Dai?)

For some reason when I arrived in the cockpit the passengers had legged it, maybe they didn't like my aftershave or the fact that they saw me in the terminal with my dog guide-dog-emoticon.gif

At leat Sharon could sit back and relax

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So with an empty cabin I departed towards the RMD NDB

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The weather here was ok, clouds at around 5,000ft and the odd burst of turbulence, nothing too bad for old Dizzie

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Here was the first minor detour

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The 282nm to YCHT flew (groan) past and before long we were in the circuit to perform a touch & go

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And off we go again...

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...to dodge some cliffs

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After rounding the cliffs I descended down to 1,500ft for the landing, the local scenery was brilliant

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I had expected a tough landing as the runway was only 1900ft long, but I was in for a bit of a shock when I saw the 'airport'

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And as I got closer it became apparent that some bright spark had planted a tree at the end of the active runway

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A lot of rudder and an interesting apporoach angle later, I was all parked up a the shed and enjoying a brew

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Good time, Rob - looks like a possible score of 98.76 for that Leg - Well Done, mate! :thum:

Where's the scenery from - I had to fly with default all the way - pretty dull, except for the high ground, which was a bit scary, even at 5000'! And that air-strip - good thing they'd mowed the grass before I got there!?! :whis:

@ Chuck - you don't miss much, eh?? :yess:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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That airport needs an exclusion rectangle to take care of that tree. It's the AFCAD equivalent of a chainsaw (or a bulldozer where buildings intrude).

Nice work - I envy you the scenery, but I could have been flying over most anything and wouldn't have seen much of it.

John

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