Features August 2018 Issue
Poor Boy Over Richfield
Poor planning leads to extreme situations. These are words to live by, as well as the jumping off point for our “choose your own misadventure” sim challenge.
Richfield was forecast to be overcast 2000 or better all day, so you didn’t file an alternate and didn’t carry alternate fuel. So that’s the situation: 12,700 MSL at EBOVE, no GPS, no DME. Even turn off GPS location on your iPad if you have that. (In ForeFlight, this is in settings, scroll to the bottom, and set “Enable Ownship” to “Never.”) Give yourself 45 minutes of fuel at normal cruise. No one said you were good at planning.