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Day: January 26, 2017

Notes on morning VATSIM flight from CYYG -> CYGR

Post Views: 593 Tried landing with a 38 km/h tail wind. Now, I know that there are very good technical reasons why you shouldn’t do this. But one of the great things about a sim is that experimentation is never expensive or fatal. Runway “07” on “Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine” is diabolically short. It’s clearly intended for STOL aircraft. The Cessna 208 Grand Caravan isn’t a particularly heavy plane, even with 3/4 tank of gas and 5 people on board. However, a 38 km/h tail wind changes everything. Even with full flaps and careful fussing with the throttle, it was just impossible to get on the glide path. The visual aides near the side of the runway were perpetually “4 whites”; meaning I was too high. However, backing off the…

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