After having work done to 08Romeo I had to divert to KMQS for the now active TFR at KILG. I was going to ask for a pop up clearance to get into wilmington but decided to knock out another landing close by and file from there. After landing I taxied to the run up area and with my Iphone filed for the 10 minute hop home. KMQS-MXE-KILG
With a call to Philly clearance delivery I was held for release due to that very same TFR. Hmmmm, maybe I should have gotten that pop up. I was only held for a few minutes and was soon departing runway two niner at Chester County. I was cleared to three thousand direct Modena (MXE) and navigated there. I was told to expect the GPS 19 into Wilmington and I chugged and plugged on my Garmin 530 so I was ready to activate.
As I was about to cross MXE I was handed off to another section for control. I contacted the new control advising 3000 level with ATIS (wx info) at Wilmington. As I crossed MXE I was cleared for the GPS 19 and handed over to the Wilmington tower, given the wrong frequency, but I questioned control and he corrected. The odd part was he never stepped me down to two thousand feet as noted on the plate. I proceeded to JIGUP at three and started my descent to one thousand nine hundred and drove on to CUBBE.
From this point I was spot on with altitude and course flying through some cloud cover. Once inside CUBBE the tower advised there was another aircraft on the approach just 3 miles in front of me, I never saw the Cessna. I slowed to match his approach speed and keep the spacing. The Cessna was low approach only and I was a full stop. Strange approach but it all works out.