Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:11 am Post subject: Solo nav
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.
Joined: Dec 10, 2008 Posts: 118 Location: Portsmouth
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:39 am Post subject:
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 _________________ PPL(H) R22, R44, R66 (0.05 hours )
Joined: Feb 20, 2008 Posts: 1059 Location: New York
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:40 pm Post subject: Re: Solo nav
........ Wind not as forecast again (do they ever get it right?) so a few corrections en route.
That's why they call them forecast, not fact.
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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