Since the reworked C172 just came out along with functional VORs, it’ll be a good time to do a VOR only flight from KMRY(Monterey, CA) to KSBA(Santa Barbara, CA).
Route: KMRY BSR MQO GVO KSBA
165nm enroute, ETE is 1h30m
Takeoff RWY: 28R
Turn left heading 240° after takeoff, maintain heading 240° until 3000’. Then turn left heading 155° to intercept BSR VOR R-125. Fly via R-125 to BSR VOR until intercept MQO VOR R-129. Fly via R-129 to MQO VOR until intercept GVO VOR R-130.
Approach: VOR/DME RWY 25
Fly back course on GVO VOR R-099 until IAF(GVO 20.7nm). Passing IAF at 6000’, turn right heading 129° for procedure turn. Maintain 3000’ until on GVO VOR R-279. Descent and maintain 2100’ until IAF.
On the ground at KMRY, the weather looks good.
Set BSR VOR R-125 for NAV1 and MQO VOR R-129 for NAV2
On MQO VOR R-129. Kept correcting course due to the cross wind.
AP is in control of the plane, finally got some time to enjoy the spectacular view.
On the approach course, Santa Barbara airport is just miles away.
The last turn to align with runway 25, glide path is a little high but no big deal.
Landed at Santa Barbara, safe and sound.
Breadcrumb of the flight. Over turned a little bit after BSR due to the wind, but this brings me more joy than flying a commercial jet across the Atlantic.
Shout out to the devs for this amazing rework.