just want to describe my strange live flight today and get your opinion on it.
so i was approaching LGAV, Approach cleared me for the flight plan and everything was going smoothly till i had one final left turn to the Runway 03L.
I saw a couple flights on the final and my left turn would impact the approach sequence but i didnt hear anything from the ATC. I was wondering what to do and suddenly my LNAV decides to take a shortcut directly to final and skip a way point. PANIC!!! Approach comes in and gives me a heading which wouldn’t affect the other flights approach and steers me off the airport . Before i could react and change heading i was warned that i would be reported for not following instructions ( correctly so, i was still panicking). But i managed and stayed off the course.
This is where it gets stranger, i was given a new heading 03R and everything was set and the approached passed me to the tower and tower gave me the permission to land. Now i pressed the APPR button on the final and my flight drifted away from the airport in 90 degree angle (technical issue? ) or did i miss something?
Now i did created a new way point and made a straight in approach and contacted the tower and got a landing clearance. In between the tower controller got changed and i wanted to report my position to the new person. But i pressed Go Around instead of report position. Then asked the controller to disregard the message and informed my position but he asked me not to make a duplicate.
Anyways happy that i landed on the third attempt. But i still have a couple of questions - Why did the APPR work like that? Why did the LNAV skip a way point? Do you wait for the controller to contact you or you contact them yourself after being cleared for flight plan? Should we report position when the controller gets changed?