|RT 50, Isle of Wight Bay|
I didn't bother to file since the weather was beautiful, instead I would ride along and monitor Dover approach. I was picking up ADS-B traffic crossing my path and I was called out as traffic enough times that I caved.
Me: Dover approach, Sundowner 6708Romeo I'm your target north bound at five point five and I have the Piedmont traffic.
Dover: Thanks 08Romeo, would you like flight following?
Me: Sure why not, 08Romeo VFR to India Lima Golf a BE 23.
And so I was riding along with Dover squawking a code and playing nice. Sometimes I just like the quiet but with traffic picking up and the ADS-B screen busy I thought I would do the right thing.
I was turned loose to squawk VFR and change frequency well north of the Smyrna VOR. With that complete I tuned in the Wilmington tower and eventually called from ten to the south with current ATIS info for a full stop landing. I landed on one-nine and taxied clear on Delta. I had advised I was going to FlyAdvanced and the controller rattled off Left turn delta, bravo and two other taxiways. I knew where I was going but I also knew there were taxiway closures. She rattled the directions so quick I responded with left delta, right bravo and we'll pick up from there. Mary and I laughed. The controller did read back the remaining two taxiways that were crossings due to the closure. Entirely to much detail to basically cross a taxiway and enter the ramp...Ughh not rocket science.
|Crossing RT 50 Short final|