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Landing on Guernsey


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Seeing a post in the FSX forum about scenery issues in Guernsey reminded me I haven't been there in some time. So I made the hop across right at dusk in my trusty Lear.


What I didn't anticipate was hugely changing and gusting winds. (Though that is considered "normal" in the channel islands this time of the year.) With the prevailing winds being hugely crosswinds I had to crab in and hope the winds didn't shift hugely at the wrong time!


Coming in low and on the lee side I hoped I could crab in an approach without too much trouble.


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Final and touchdown were also planned a little on the right of the center line. This was to allow me to correct from the crab before I ran off the left side of the runway. Note that winds had shifted again and we were almost in a tail-wind at touchdown!!!




Whew! On the ground, a left onto the taxiway, and taxiing to my parking spot.


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Finally, after parking we shut down. This shot was taken just before we shut the exit door for the night.




Hope you enjoyed this little approach. The most challenging ones are always the ones you remember!

Being an old chopper guy I usually fly low and slow.
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Great looking pics. Nice story to go with 'em too!

At least you only had winds, bad as those were. I'd hate to have winds like that with LOW clouds and rain. Like right at minimums. THAT would make life REALLY interesting for a few seconds, I'll wager :D

Surgical seat cushion removal is now available at most hospitals :p



Had a thought...then there was the smell of something burning, and sparks, and then a big fire, and then the lights went out! I guess I better not do that again!

Sgt, USMC, 10 years proud service, Inactive reserve now :D

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Thanks guys! The scenery is ORBX and the weather was RW on auto download from Jeppson. I admit the shift to a tailwind late on final did almost stall us out! It must have updated right at that time!!


Pat, don't worry about seat cushion removal. Any successful landing without incoming weapons fire is a good landing!! ;);)

Being an old chopper guy I usually fly low and slow.
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