There's a first for everything

Recently I had a lot of firsts in IF!

  • a few days ago I had my first missed approach because the 777-300 wouldn’t slow down
  • I was escorted to EHAM by an F-16 for the first time
  • yesterday I went down from Grade 4 to 3 for the first time because of a speed violation due to bad wind conditions while flying the Dash
  • today I was ghosted due to an extremely rare glitch in the system

What’s next?

Which first should I definitely not miss out on?

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Yesterday was the first time I had to do pattern work!

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You had to? Holding pattern?
I choose to do pattern work often. Never had to before.

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Not holding, tower told me to enter left downwind, then received landing clearence, but decided to continue while reporting my position (I got "avoid sending duplicate messages).

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After receiving landing clearance, you’re done and you have to land. ;)

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Yesterday I crashed into a mountain for the first time in Denver, Advanced.
Don’t laugh.

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Auch! I only did that in solo so far. Fingers crossed!

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Makes me remember when I used to crash on purpose.

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I once wanted to do pattern work and set my altitude to 1500 ft, not realizing that Denver is at about 5500 ft. When I turned on AP I crashed immediately. I went like: “What the…” before I figured it out. Then I felt ashamed. ;)

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I’ve tried crashing on purpose as well, just to see what happens. Only in Solo of course.
I never succeeded in ending up upside down though. I really don’t know how they do that.

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Hahahahahaha!

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Be nice, Zach!!
Now you have to name a mistake! ;)

Oh, OK then Jan…

I got ghosted on Christmas Eve due to a bad controller. LOL

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I meant a mistake YOU made! ;)

I always get Missed Approaches / go arounds. Mostly because of the weather, or if the plane in front did not vacate the runway in time. Sometimes I need to do 360s, because come in too high for the runway.

Normal Procedures for me.

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I’m just too perfect. ;)

One time I was doing patterns in a Spitfire in NY and crashed… And Henrik was watching me…

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So you usually don’t use the glide slope?

I do, but if I come too high I need to make a 360 to get down to the glideslope.

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What was the reason?