Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another solo cross country flight

Today I got airborne again and this time was for a solo cross country flight. Destination, Portimão, LPPM.
The aircraft was a new one to my records, the Cessna 152 II with the registration CS-AVC. Despite of the strong winds that have been crossing Portugal in the last few days, today the wind was calm and there was not much turbulence and an amazing sky clear of clouds to the south.
From Cascais, LPCS, to Portimão, LPPM I planned a route passing through Alcacer do Sal, Grandola, Amoreiras, Silves and Portimão, the way back the route was completely shore line passing through Sagres, Zambujeira, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Sines, Comporta, and the visual tunnels of Lisboa TMA.

Here are some pictures of the flight. Enjoy.

Tejo River

Troia Peninsula

Santa Clara Dam

The mighty Cessna 152 II CS-AVC

Beechcraft King Air 90A


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

First Flight... at night!

This is not a picture of Myself, but it could be because yesterday I flew at night for the first time.
For this flight the mission was quite simple. Circuit patterns. You all know from previous posts some procedures when we are within a circuit pattern of an aerodrome, this time the propose of these was to let to adapt to night operations. Doing the same but with different conditions.

This time the aircraft was the Cessna C-150 with the registration CS-APA, apart from a very hot night and a somewhat surprising gust this flight went very well. During the flight I had to perform some procedures such as approach without landing light, simulated engine failure approach, short approach and others.

Despite of the non operational instrument lights I enjoyed very much this flight and I can't wait for the next one!