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Feb 6th, Sat 8am L52-KIZA-KWJF/L00 [VFR Group Flight 27]

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:15 pm
by EV Simpilot
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VFR Group Flight #27
Trip down the CAT-1 memory lane, mind the drones!

We'll be doing another early morning VFR group flight this Saturday 2/6. We will departing from an uncontrolled field again but you'll never know if you land at an uncontrolled or PE-staffed field.

Start your sim of choice, load up at a vacant ramp in Oceano (L52) and log into the Pilotedge network to join. We will use the #Briefing Room 1 on the Pilotedge discord server for the briefing. The briefing starts at 8:00 am PST. Information about the Pilotedge discord server can be found at the links below. After everyone is informed and ready we will advise when we switch to the local CTAF frequency.

Today's field of departure is Oceano, a small lovely field that for most of us brings back sweet memories to their very first CAT-rating. Be aware of the drones and CAT-1 flyers which also extensively use L52. We will depart to the southeast. Make sure you either overfly the SMX class D or easily pass around it. Should be no issue, just make sure you don't enter the area without being in contact with SMX tower. Our intermediate stop of the day will be Santa Inez (KIZA). I liked the fullstop-taxi back which we did the last time so let's do that again. Ow yeah, also here we will not be the only ones using the pattern. Mind all those drones there! After IZA it's time for some mountain flying. Some nice passes and ridges with great views will lead us to the open desert. Then it's time to split up again, I will advise you your destination for today. Some of us will have the opportunity to continue and make a full stop landing with PE-ATC at Fox field (WJF). The other participating pilots will land at Rosamond Skypark (L00), also this field is used by some drones as well, be aware. After landing at the appointed airport we debrief on the discord server again.

This is a pretty basic procedure flight but with great views and an exciting element. It is suitable for beginners however because it might include a landing at a class D airport, I highly recommend you to achieve at least the CAT-ratings up to the CAT-2 if you'd like to join. In the debrief after the last edition the suggestion was brought to speed things up a little so preferably fly an aircraft that is easily able to maintain a cruise speed of around 110 kts.

Tip for X-Plane users: excellent payware quality sceneries for L52 are available as freeware from both, ORBX and GPB500, pick your taste of choice.


Wanna join us?