|2005/12/04 Sunday: Harris Ranch in C182 G1000|
π 2005-12-04 18:49 by Merlin in Flying
Flying Hours: around 135
Since I also had just gotten checked out in a G1000, I had also promised to take a few other people to Harris Ranch, so I did so, entirely at night, using the awesome G1000 avionics (among other things, they show you Mountain proximity, and how close you are from the terrain (very nice to see how close you are from mountain tops you can't see).
I was still not in great shape, so I had a judgement call to make, and in the end I figured that with suitable rest (i.e another nap before the flight), I'd be ok (since that had been the case for the rest of the week).
My landing at Harris wasn't stellar, mostly because it was hard to see the ground, and my soft field landing flare was started just a little bit too late. I'll know better for next time...
Dinner was good, and the flight back without issues
Viktor carried a GPS and made some great graphics with Google Earth, showing our route
The remaining pictures are here