Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:10 am #1652930
After an unusually long period away from flying, my second flight back in the drivers seat was to begin the process of getting the IMC skills up to scratch and renew the expired rating (June 2018), and what better way to do it than during a cold front in the last week of October.
It was time to fly an RNAV approach at the edge of my abilities, through a cold front in IMC conditions into Lydd. In this extended video you can watch as I HAND fly this LNAV approach down to minimums with the help of my Instructor, in some 'real' IMC weather. This was a great confidence booster as the flight was almost IFR the whole duration, especially whilst conducting the non-precision approach.
Whilst this video is lengthy, it's a step by step of flying an RNAV (LNAV due no WAAS GPS) in full blown IMC conditions.
Some things learnt -
- * Plan ahead and think ahead
* Get a better kneeboard for this type of aircraft and the type of flying I do
* Never forget to plan the drift angle for my approaches
* Write down on my knee-board the key things ATC say to me (For those who've seen the Task Saturation video)