Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Quick Flight, and Approach (VFR)


A quick flight this morning to check systems and reacquaint myself with my Stec 60-2 autopilot. I launched from Ocean City, Runway two-zero, and climbed to the west. With some button pushing I set up for the RNAV GPS 14 approach, direct PFAIR, back into KOXB. 

It's been six weeks since I last flew, not counting the short hop home from annual. It felt good to chug and plug on the Garmin 480 and get a bit of autopilot buttonology while still aviating. 3 Tango Charlie is ready to go and Mary and I are looking forward to our next adventure.


Chris said...

I'm looking forward to your next adventure, too! Glad you got the airplane back in your possession and the both of you back in the air.

I must have missed it...where was the static leak? Seems like that was not easy to chase down.

Gary said...

It's great to have the plane back home! The static system leak was a bear to track down, very labor intensive. I ended up having most of the ancient system replaced. The static line hoses were falling out of the old brass fittings and where modifications were made T's were added. Despite the number of labor hours time was saved just running new. Thankfully the shop did the work and handed it over to the avionics guy for the retest. Most likely saved me $25 dollars an hour with the shop vs the avionics tech. So to answer your question on where was the leak, everywhere would be the correct response. Even the alternate air switch was bad.

Chris said...

Got it! It was nowhere and everywhere. Sounds like your pitot-static system should be in good shape for many years to come after this.