A Flight Simulator Odyssey

by Charles Gulick

Downwind Mountain

Chart: Detroit
En Route Coordinates:
   Aircraft: N16992, E19752
   Tower: Same as previous
   Aircraft: 3000
   Tower: Same as previous
Heading: 161
Time: Daylight

Well, I didn't say we'd land on 06, whence we took off. The wind has turned around and is from about 345, so obviously our landing will be on Runway 34, for which you're presently downwind as you can see.

All you have to do is start losing altitude while continuing your downwind heading; turn base before you hit the mountain, and then turn final and touch down. Nice as you please.

Remember that airport elevation is 1956 feet.

(I suggest that, to avoid embarrassment, you slow the air-plane down on the downwind leg.)

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