More instrument stuff….Partial panel this time.
1.7 hours. and it was stressful. I was wiped out at the end of it.
Plus intersections. Having 2 VOR’s is a nice thing.
As is an autopilot while finding the intersection and VOR info. Plus my first approach using the GNS430.
One landing only ’cause 2 chicks had a stuck mike and we ALL had to listen to the coaching while they did 3 touch and goes..NORDO….and then chattered all the way to out of radio range. No excuse for that, I am sure there are 2 radios in that 172….
(Hint: If you think your radio is broken, stop the lesson and either land and have it looked at or stop the lesson and return to your home airport…and turn it off if you think it is’t working!). If they would have broadcast a tail number (they didn’t ’cause they thought their radio was broken, so no position calls, nothing) I’d have found out who owned the aircraft and called or something and given them an earful. No excuses for that.
So I only did one landing ’cause there wasn’t any way for anyone else to hear me…
The endless chatter slightly marred what was otherwise a great flight.
A great crosswind landing and the stall horn came on JUST as the mains touched. Not even a chirp, just a rumble. I wish I could do that every time.
Filled up the tanks and put it away.
1.7 and one.
It appears, after checking the records for 20+ hours of flight, that I am burning 11.6 GPH in cruise flight and 13.4 GPH in pattern work and climb out.