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did my first full instrument landing yesterday.


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1 hour ago, WindShieIds said:

it was pretty beanboozling landing without seeing the runway

 

It generally is - and if you've done one or one thousand, it always raises the pucker factor to max levels. Once you've rotated onto the localizer and set your throttle, one of the nicest feelings in the world is seeing that glideslope needle settle in exactly where it's supposed to. Or so I'm told anyway; in 20 years of blind landings I doubt I've got a perfect one yet. :wink:

 

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13 hours ago, NorthernDevo said:

It generally is - and if you've done one or one thousand, it always raises the pucker factor to max levels. Once you've rotated onto the localizer and set your throttle, one of the nicest feelings in the world is seeing that glideslope needle settle in exactly where it's supposed to. Or so I'm told anyway; in 20 years of blind landings I doubt I've got a perfect one yet. :wink:

The landing was actually a practice for "radar assisted landings" which basically means if your ILS has failed somehow the ATC can give you direct instructions on how to orientate the plane. I don't fly out of a controlled airport though so the instructor was sorta acting like ATC giving directional instructions. Pretty sure the ILS on their Pa28 is broken.

 

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