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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Solo nav Reply with quote

Yesterday I managed my first nav solo. 5 legs and 63nm with a bonus of landing back at the correct destination. Wind not as forecast again (do they ever get it right?) so a few corrections en route. When I arrived over Leominster there were two Eurofighters at around 3,500ft and one climbed what looked to be vertically very fast, incredible! All in all a good flight even if I was a bit tense.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool isn't it? First Nav solo was fun but I think preferred my second from Goodwood to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight, sunny September evening and absolutely terrific views! Wanted to buzz a ferry but thought better of it Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Paddywak I am so glad you managed to find a window in the weather. Well Done ! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one mate Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Solo nav Reply with quote

paddywak wrote:
........ Wind not as forecast again (do they ever get it right?) so a few corrections en route.


Nope. Laughing

That's why they call them forecast, not fact. Laughing Laughing

Seriously, one of the things that change most often are winds in flight which become extremely important to keep track of on a Xtry flight via pilot navigation. A small change in wind velocity can put you miles off course in a very short period of time.

Have fun, fly safe and if you ever get lost......an advantage of copter flying....set it down at a Pub and ask for directions.
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