Re: Flight Report - sorry no video!
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And that's how it's done folks! Keep em flyin'! How long was it since the flight before this one Mike?
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From: "Mike Dwyer " <q200pilot@...>
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Subject: [Q-List] Flight Report - sorry no video!
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 14:16:15 -0500ike
I had a problem where my carb was fowling the plugs bad, to the point where the next start up failed the mag test. I pulled the carb apart and thoroughly cleaned the passes related to the idle mixture area. Seems if a tiny hole gets plugged in the idle needle then the carb pumps fuel into the mixture circuit.
So what I thought was fun today was... called in to land 8 miles out. got a right downwind for RWY 18 (9730 feet long). The wind was a 12K left crosswind (my personal limit is 15K). Then was cleared to land #2 behind the Airbus on final. Gota hate that. So my plan is to stay high, way over his wing tip turbulence. I was planning on landing long anyway as the taxiway to my hangar is at the end of this long runway.
So I turn base after the Airbus goes by and I'm way high. All the VASI lights are white. The Airbus lands and I note where he touched down. The tower tells me to do an S-turn. Then the tower clears a Cherokee for take off. I see the Cherokee sitting on the numbers and think to myself...this isn't going to work out. After a couple of really slow S-Turns (I'm at 90 mph), I see the Cherokee making some progress getting off the runway. The Tower tells me to land long. I hear the tower tell whoever is following me that it's going to work out as I'm landing long and he needs to keep us only 3000' apart! I get back into landing mode and make a good landing and hard braking to make the turn off that I need to make. Never a dull moment at KPIE!
Back at the hangar I do a runup to check the mags and everything looks great. Hopefully my plug fouling is fixed!