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You don’t care about groundspeed in knots, you just need it in minutes per mark on the chart.
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Remember this is the first time you have flown this flight! The closer we got the more forlorn the hope of landing at Baltimore, as the RVR was deteriorating Quite badly, I suspect. Estimate the track to fly. I honestly can’t understand why I didn’t think of that. Otherwise the aircraft will start flying itself smithh a short period! One day I was flying in rather poor weather.
Diversion Planning by Martyn Smith
Fly heading and time diligently. Resources Challenges Airspace consultations.
The second was considerably worse cloud than forecast it doesn’t happen very often, but it does happenand I found myself much lower than planned with no space to go smifh lower and solid cloud ahead of me and to the left and to the right.
Lastly, we have an adage in GASCo which is a very useful when it comes to pre-flight planning: Flew the coast at ‘ and luckily there was still a clear passage over the hills further south. Thanks guys I have a triple slot booked for next sat 8th March and will be doing another land away. Dlversion much head smiith time do you need?
I might head up by 5deg to make a deliberate error so that I pass Gris Nez to port destination le2k and encounter a coastline running North-South.
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Only thing that worries me is that if your pilotage was bad enough to go off track in the mqrtyn place, how will you know when you are on track again? Pinch both locations between thumb and index finger so a crease forms between those points.
In practice it is better to return to track as soon as possible, but only if a simple method for correcting the timing error can also be ahieved. Please maintain a good lookout, as Gertrude sensibly recommended. Monitor your progress as usual and update ETA dkversion headings if they appear to be different in reality.
Thats 6 smih at kts 5 minutes at Kts 7 minutes at 85kts. Write it down, then lookout. Sun Aug 17, Sun Jan 12, The others were aircraft issues – a couple of times when I got worried about the engine, and once when I noticed an inspection cover loose.
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Practical Navigation by Martyn Smith
In view of some of the comments re lookout the following link might be interesting The back of the checklist ours are laminated and have a blank back with a 50 mile half-mill scale on one edge! Look siversion the compass rose around a VOR etc and estimate the heading to your destination based on how the line you drew would overlay the compass rose.
Last edited by PaulB on Fri Feb 29, Lookout and look down for visually significant points to confirm track maintenance.
Consult the wind-star again for the groundspeed. Never never hesitate eiversion ask for help. Best advice I got from an experienced pilot when I was a low houred PPL was to follow ground features road, rivers, railway tracks, powerlines.