Route: MGY, Local (Approaches at ILN)
Weather: Clear, 73 degrees, wind calm
It was a gorgeous night out and my friend Mike, who's finishing up his Instrument training, wanted to shoot some approaches. We decided to meet at Wright Brothers around 6:30 - I beat him there by a few minutes and opened up the hangar. After a quick preflight, we launched into the sky. That plane's got some nice get up and go with half-full tanks, two people, and cool air!
Looking back at Wright Brothers Airport after takeoff
Flying past by a bunch of hot air balloons
Final approach for Runway 4L at Wilmington Air Park
He ended up shooting two approaches at Wilmington Air Park; an NDB and a GPS for Runway 4L. It's interesting to see just how non-precise a non-precision NDB approach really is! I kept my eyes peeled for traffic but the sky was ours, save for a CareFlight helicopter that passed through at one point. We flew over Stewart on our way home then landed just past sunset.
Today's Flight: 0.7 hours (SIC)
Total Time: 237.6 hours