|Sunset at KMQS|
|C17 on the old Boeing ramp|
Mike walked in just after I got started on the pre-flight having just taken on fuel from Atlantic. The plan was for a quick hop, KILG-KMQS with a dinner break in between approaches. I taxied out and flew 08R to New Garden, N57, while helping locate an ELT that was bleeding over the airways. We reported in with Philly approach but they asked me to stand by. I switched back to Wilmington and gave them an updated report on the signal then continued on towards MQS.
Mike shot the ILS 29 and did a real nice job. Radio calls were hard to make out with the ELT blaring every time someone keyed the mic on the MQS CTAF, 122.7. We made this a full stop and ate dinner at the Flying Machine Cafe'.
We saddled up for Wilmington and climbed out of Chester County pointing 08R south east. I decided to change my glasses to the clear version and tuck my flying sun shades away. Hmmm, I guess I forgot my clears. I passed on shooting an approach and instead informed Wilmington that I was nine out and inbound full stop with no ATIS info due to the ELT drowning it out. I confirmed the winds and altimeter setting along with acknowledging report three miles right base for two seven.
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