|Frontier departing RWY 1|
|looking west along the C&D canal|
The restaurant was packed with locals, pilots and crew, a very busy mix. Service was very good as always and breakfast perfect. We didn't hang out to long, there was still a line forming at the door.
Mike and I did a quick walk around. Nose plugs pulled and chocks clear, time to climb aboard. We taxied out to three four and completed our run up. The Cirrus really has the power as it settles you in the seat on the take off roll. The plan was to knock out another approach, this time the ILS RWY 01 at Dover. We just flew the same approaches in my Sundowner last week so it was nice to see it from the safety pilot view. This approach was with the autopilot, always good to chug and plug while we are practicing. Prior to the Final Approach Fix Mike switches of the A/P and hand flys the remaining low approach and missed. No touching the ground at the AFB, low approach only.
|KDOV Final RWY 01|
We depart the area same as last week, VFR to the north. A quick set of the Garmin 430 and we are off to Wilmington for the ILS RWY 01. We had some traffic to watch for in the pattern and one departing as we approached ILG. Mike had everything set as he worked that pilot stuff while I was eyes out for traffic. It's nice to have traffic come up on the large Avidyne screen in the Cirrus, it helps. Mike makes another greaser and clears the runway for traffic on final.
|Delaware ANG, C130's|
A great day in the air and I did get some stick time on the way to Cambridge. Mike did ask if Mary wanted to head to OCMD today for our mission but she wasn't feeling good. Besides, I really don't think she needs to be in any more faster planes!