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Features February 2019 Issue

WENAS Returns

WENAS Returns

The name might possibly make schoolboys giggle, but this diabolical arc sets you up for some interesting emergency returns—again and again.

Depart Tri-Cities for Yakima from Runway 21R. You filed PSC V298 YKM and got a clearance with, “Cleared to the Yakima airport via Tri-Cities 7 then as filed. Climb and maintain 6000.” Use real-world weather so the winds are variable for this day. Or, if you must, dial up 800-foot ceilings and a wind out of the southwest. Set the radios, brief your route. Then fire up and taxi out. Assume Tower’s last words to you were, “...on departure, fly runway heading. Runway 21R, cleared for takeoff.”

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