Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chandler - Carefree / Beechcraft Baron 58 / VFR

After the unfortunate events of yesterday, I tried again today, having resurrected myself and my three virtual passengers for the trip. I had a shiny new Baron waiting at Chandler for me, too.

I elected to start from 22L with an extended left crosswind departure, thence on a heading of 078 (due east) south of Williams at 3500. Once I was safely out from under the Bravo airspace, I turned north and scampered around Williams Gateway, and climbed to 4500. Things went very well (although it was dusk so I could still see a bit). I headed to Rio Verde using the visual waypoint (VPRVC), then towards Sky Ranch, flying a bit to the north so that I could line up for runway 24.

I encountered no problems other than a lot of turbulence and gusting winds, which made the landing quite rough, but I got down okay. One of my passengers was a bit queasy from the movements of the aircraft in turbulence.

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