Good evening all,
Not much to say, but I’m wrecked after a second 3 hour session.
We did the entire procedure today starting on the ramp in Malaga, getting start, clearance, taxi for the Vibas 1A SID. After MGA VOR we were cleared direct to AMR, which is the Almeria VOR. Its a 100 mile trip and it was pretty boring in the cruise. Once 20 miles away, we descended to 5000 ft and again around and around and around and around in the holding pattern.
Eventually got clearance to do the VOR approach. Went okay – got to minimums and no runway in sight. Go around procedure was ropey at first, there’s a list the length of my hand for the go around procedure and the instructor had to prompt me on one or two occasions, that meant back around again for another one.
Better this time, again to minimum descent altitude at 4 DME, no runway in sight so we went around. After this, we were cleared for the AM NDB to hold, so around and around and around we go! The procedure here involves timing and DME before intercepting the glideslope. Completed the ILS down to decision altitude with no runway in sight, another go around back to the hold and another ILS, eventually to land.
This felt like the longest sim session so far. Anyway, I’m off until Monday.
See you then!