Mauricio flies solo on this beautiful afternoon! Congratulations!
Some great footage by PilotsEye. 24 minutes of beautiful aviation cinematography.
The PDF link below is a very interesting look at instrument approach clearances from the controller’s side. We’re getting new clearance specifications starting next month. A common area of confusion, the hold in-lieu of procedure turn, is now much clearer. If there’s a hold pattern depicted at the IAF, and we’re intercepting the IAF at 90 degrees or less from the next course, we’ll be cleared “straight-in” to mean that we are expected not to do the procedure turn in the hold pattern. If we have a greater than 90 degree intercept, we’ll be expected to execute the procedure turn in the hold pattern.
Please don’t land like this in our planes! The first landing, in the very strong crosswind, is a great example of landing in a crab. Something you’d only want to do in a plane like that.