|Philly in the distant haze|
I was launching off runway one niner and making a right turn on course, the winds were kicking! I had a great tail wind pushing me north at 120+ knots. I tracked the Modena VOR and then broke it off to enter on the forty-five passing between two water towers like a football heading for a field goal. I announced a three mile forty-five and continued in. Down wind, base and final has me high and fast. I pull the remaining power and slip to the numbers adding the last notch of flaps as I clear the gully (roadway). Not bad for round one as I taxi clear.
|KOQN Short Final RW27|
|On the ramp at KOQN|
More bumpy air as we contact Wilmington with the current info, intentions and final parking request. We are directed to make a straight in for runway one niner and after avoiding the VP's TFR we line up on a 3 mile final approach. I grade this landing as ok while my main concern is clearing the runway with three aircraft behind me. I make the first turn off and clear one niner as I spot the Archer passing over the numbers. There was a jet behind him and another piston pounder as #3 to land.
A fun quick hour of bumps and crosswinds! Ok, my fun is over, back to the kitchen remodel.