There I was... Two miles out on final - runway in sight - on speed - with a whopping 5 knot A/S variance via my 6 second G-tape trend machine... and I. Just. Couldn't. Stick. The landing in my turbine 182!!
Hardcore mission flying folks have been using GS read outs at Vref to figure tailwind for decades. I remember talking to an MAF or JAARS pilot about it, at certain strips they would get the aircraft configured at approach speed and check ground speed at a certain point in the approach. They had a certain GS that was a go/no-go point where if your GS at ref was any higher you had too much tailwind and had to go around. This is at least that accurate.Cool video.
I don't have much experience with this kind of flying, but the little I do have is with old timers flying old 182s and SuperCubs and stuff. Doing it by feel using conventional panels.
This pilot is making a big deal about the tailwind which he seems to be reading from the G1000. I don't know if I'd trust a G1000 wind display to be accurate enough when every knot counts. Is this common in the bush flying scene with new aircraft nowadays?
Ever tried Whittier?? It's a bit of a stick it or die kinda place.Reminds me of going into this airport in Alaska.
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