Saturday, May 16, 2009

Redlands - Santa Paula / Cessna 182RG Skylane (N7049S) / VFR

I'm pleased to say that this was a textbook-perfect flight to Santa Paula. Always at the right altitude, always right on course, everything under control … and I never used the (primitive) autopilot on the aircraft. Landing was very smooth, despite the less-than-ideal circumstances of Santa Paula. There was some traffic around, including some other GA traffic in my vicinity around Van Nuys, but I had no problems. I conducted the entire flight well clear of Class B, C, and D airspace, so no contact with ATC was necessary (both REI and SZP are uncontrolled).