Texas XC at Night

dahhcon

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Went on my long X/C for commercial-multi training. We flew from GGG-SAT-AUS-ACT-GGG in 4.9 hrs in the DA-42. The trip was a lot of fun. Here are a few pictures a friend took. Sorry for the quality, but thats as good it gets at night.

After engine start


RNAV 12R into KSAT. They had us side-step to 12L for an airport vehicle on the runway.


Enroute to Austin


Approaching downtown Austin


Final at KAUS


Final at Waco


Enroute


Short final


Thats it
 
Cool pics.. I've flown glass, but never at night.. Does it cast a serious glare? The pics show a little bit.. but not bad. Is it worse in person?
 

Blip16

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Cool pics.. I've flown glass, but never at night.. Does it cast a serious glare? The pics show a little bit.. but not bad. Is it worse in person?
huge glare. i have been known to use a sectional to cover up some of the screens because they are so freaking bright and you just can not see outside
 
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Roger, Roger

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The glare isn't too bad when you turn the intensity down on the screens.
:yeahthat:
I always turn 'em down at night. Students seldom think to because they often aren't looking outside anyway. That's when simulating GDU failure comes in handy :D.
 

Blip16

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maybe your eyes aren't as sensitive as mine then. give me a good ol 6-pack for night flights anyday of the week. those 10" tv screen are way to freaking bright, even on manual settings to the lowest they will go
 

Cheechako

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LeTourneau guy, eh? I was just down there a couple weeks ago and saw the new building. . . nice!!

Be nice to Mary, and try to get Mr. Wooden for all your checkrides!
 
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