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    Default Williamsport Regional (KIPT) to Roanoke Regional (KROA) Engine Trouble!

    So I'm going to take a nice low and slow flight over the Appalachian Mountains. Thought I would take a single engine prop. Well, on the way I hit some snow/ice. Things were going fine until the engine started running rough, lost RPMs and airspeed and was on my way down in the mountains. (Not sure why the engine simulated loss of power)

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    In the snow/ice

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    Not long after this, the engine went rough. I turned to a small field but was going down too quickly. I then aimed for a lake figuring I could either ditch or just make the shoreline. Just about the time I was getting close to landing, the engine roared back to life and I climbed out.

    Did get any shots because I was too busy flying the plane.

    Started to get back on course, flying fine then it started again. So, I was able to get to Potomac (W35) in Berkeley Springs, WV.

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    A safe landing

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    PART 2

    So I borrowed another plane!

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    Approach and landing in Roanoke. Landed runway 24, winds 290 Gusting to 28. Not fun!

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    Great you made it safe with your broken down little Cessna Not a bad plane you borrowed btw.

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    Yes, I too, like you loaner plane. What a step up from the Cessna!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peer01 View Post
    Great you made it safe with your broken down little Cessna Not a bad plane you borrowed btw.
    Thanks! When I saw that lake on the way down the thought crossed my my mind “What would the Perrhoven Advanced Training School think of my lake landing?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downwind66 View Post
    Yes, I too, like you loaner plane. What a step up from the Cessna!

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    Thanks Rick! Nice plane to find in the middle of nowhere West Virginia

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    A good winter flight with fine pics. of the aircraft and scenery. Looks like you got lucky and just missed that fence on the first approach. You were wise to choose a twin engine for the remainder of the flight. Berkley Springs is a nice place in the summer. I've been there several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NMLW View Post
    A good winter flight with fine pics. of the aircraft and scenery. Looks like you got lucky and just missed that fence on the first approach. You were wise to choose a twin engine for the remainder of the flight. Berkley Springs is a nice place in the summer. I've been there several times.
    Thanks! I’ve been to a few places in WV but not Berkeley Springs. Some interesting country.

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    Might have been a question of carb heating!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flightsimg View Post
    Might have been a question of carb heating!
    That was my initial thought. Conditions were right for carb icing but this download does not have a carb heat control

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