by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller
Set ZOOM to "1.0"
Set TIME to "05:00"
"I love these early morning starts! And this one in particular will be exciting because you get to do some work using an NDB for departure! With all these stars above, it promises to be a sweet sunrise also. Have you ever gone fishing? I took my daughter out for her first time yesterday! She's five years old, and it was very enjoyable to see her excitement. All day, we didn't catch one fish, but each time we threw out the line, it was exciting to anticipate the tug of a fish grabbing the bait! Flying is like that! You keep on going up for more, and each flight is rewarding in itself. Okay, do your stuff!"
1) Tune COM to "122.8" (UNICOM)
"WATSONVILLE UNICOM, GOOD MORNING! CESSNA 9413MIKE. WOULD YOU GIVE ME SOME OF YOUR NUMBERS, PLEASE?"
"CESSNA 9413MIKE, WE'LL USE RUNWAY TWO SIX AS THE ACTIVE, SINCE WIND IS TWO NINER ZERO AT SIX. ALTIMETER TWO NINER EIGHT SIX."
"I'M GOING TO DO SOME CHECKS HERE, AND THEN I'LL CALL AGAIN TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN I'M TAXIING."
"It's so quiet out here on the ramp! Even the props seem quiet. Let's get our instruments set up, with the ADF having a frequency of three two seven. Salinas and Big Sur are the first two VORs that you'll be using, right?"
2) Set "Altimeter" and "Heading Indicator"
3) Set XPDR to "5616" (assigned IFR code)
4) Tune NAV 1 to "117.3" (SNS)
5) Set NAV 1 OBS to "292"
6) Set ADF to "327" (AY NDB - PAJAR)
7) Activate "ADF"
8) Tune NAV 2 to "114.0" (BSR)
9) Set the DME to "NAV 1" and "DIST"
10) Check CARB HEAT is "OFF"
11) Check GEAR "DOWN"
12) Turn STROBE "ON"
13) Turn LIGHTS "ON"
"We really ought to do more night time or early morning flying. Those flashing lights of red and green on the wings kind of lull me into a mellow mood! I know it's tempting to crank up the instrument panel lights so you can see better, but keep them at a low setting. You don't want to destroy the night vision you have. Are you ready to taxi to two six? Call UNICOM then."
"WATSONVILLE UNICOM, CESSNA 13MIKE TAXIING RUNWAY TWO SIX, IFR DEPARTURE."
"CESSNA 13MIKE, SEE YOU!"
"Okay I Just turn right and taxi down to the approach end of runway two six. And be thinking about the departure procedure, as we've discussed in the brief. From seeing your past flying skills, I have not a worry in the world that you'll do as well throughout this flight."
RUN UP -
1) Set brake (hold down to prevent aircraft from moving)
2) Advance power to about "1900" RPM
** 3) Select CARB HEAT "ON", record RPM drop______(5 pts)
4) Select CARB HEAT "OFF"
** 5) Select "LEFT" Mag, record RPM drop____________(5 pts)
6) Select "BOTH" Mags
** 7) Select "RIGHT" Mag, record RPM drop__________(5 pts)
8) Select "BOTH" Mags
9) Reduce power to idle
10) Set FLAPS to first notch (10 degrees takeoff configuration)
"Let's look at the departure procedure. It says that aircraft departing MOVER intersection three zero zero degrees clockwise to one zero zero degrees climb on course. All other aircraft climb in MOVER intersection holding pattern (hold northeast, right turns, two one two degrees inbound) to cross MOVER intersection at or above eighteen hundred feet, then climb on course. What is our heading out of MOVER? _______________________________________(5pts)
So we fit in the category of potentially holding, if we're not at eighteen hundred feet at MOVER, right? We'll see where you're at when the time arrives. But think of your holding entry. Would it be direct, teardrop, or parallel?_________________________________(5 pts)
You know, this airport has available to it a localizer approach, a VOR approach, and an NDB approach. Can it be used as an alternate when a destination gets weathered in?_________________________________________(5 pts)
Runway eight has what kind of visual path indicator?________________________(5 pts)
Runway two six is narrower than runway two by how many feet? __________________________________________(5 pts)
I'm ready to takeoff when you are!"
"WATSONVILLE TRAFFIC, CESSNA 13MIKE IS TAKING THE ACTIVE, RUNWAY TWO SIX, IFR. LEFT TURNOUT."