Friday, March 5, 2021

Night Flying

It's been a long time since I posted anything. I actually was reviewing my account and came across this last draft from 6/12/18. I've since completed my private pilot license. This was a great flashback memory worth sharing. Not sure why I never did. - RL

Completed some take-offs and landings last night, as well as my dual night cross country. I don't have the luxury of city lights in rural upstate New York. It was an interesting flight.

    We flew to KSYR (Syracuse). One of their Notams was the airport beacon light is out of service. I don't know about you, but that seems like a light that should never be out of service. Especially at a class C airport. You couldn't tell where the airport was among all the city lights when we finally got up there. It was the brightest area on my whole route. Mall lights looked like runway lights. ATC was a great help though. Seriously, don't be intimidated by it being a Class C. They turned up the lights and led us into runway 28 for my stop and go. It was something I'll never forget.