Here’s the story…your thoughts?
This is an overview of my flight route flown. It began when I received the call to hold at Palomar after being told I was receiving radar vectors to Ramona. But that was fine…it was busy. (1)
10 minutes of circling and a controller change. So I state my intentions to land at runway 09 at Ramona to the new controller (2)
(Just before being instructed to descend after controller change)
I receive instruction to descend almost immediately (3) and then turn to 210. At this point I assumed I was being lined up for my approach to Ramona.
When I receive my next instruction to turn I soon realised my destination was not Ramona.(4)
After being delayed for over 10 minutes I thought, to hell with it, i’ll call a touch and go at KSAN runway 09 (5) and hopefully be instructed to make left traffic after the option, then I can land at Ramona on the opposite intended runway. The call came as hoped. However I am suddenly aware that I am almost on final and I hear the controller clear an aircraft for take off and the next to line up and wait. Then the call comes in to maintain slowest practical.(6)
On short final, under 1000ft, Autopilot and approach engaged the dreaded call comes in…
(7) Go around. 😳😱. I quickly re calibrate, disengage autopilot, pull up and bank left. At that point I didn’t hear the instruction after “go around”…I was planning making left traffic, so I just made left traffic then got palmed off to Approach.
I violent climb to 2600ft and a request for vectors to my original destination of Ramona later and the call came in that it wasn’t possible at that time and I got hand balled back to KSAN tower. (8)
As you can see from the KML file data, I did eventually make it to Ramona.
Im not sure why I wasn’t told I was receiving radar vectors to KSAN after stating once to two controllers of my intentions to land at Ramona. Or why the call didn’t come back “unable, expect vectors for KSAN” after I stated my intentions. Or why it took me descending to 650ft on short final, to be told to go around and only then was I finally told that vectors to Ramona were unavailable and to proceed on course.
Maybe someone can enlighten me :)