No Gyro and ILS approach with ATC COMS - Video
I did two approaches today, each in separate videos.
First one is an ILS approach into HKS Jackson Hawkins airport in VMC conditions. Purpose of this approach was to "warm up" for my next approach which was a no gyro approach into KJAN Jackson MS.
Both videos contain ATC communications as well as my own ramblings on what I was thinking or doing during each approach.
When I say flaps down, that is my flap handle is going down, flaps are actually going up
The No Gyro approach has the instrument panel for the part of the video. Camera is secondary to flying the plane, so bear with the camera work. The no gyro video is best viewed full screen so you can read the ground tracking on the Garmin 430 GPS.
During the no gyro approach, I was assigned a discrete frequency when I departed HKS, and only one approach controller worked me from beginning to end of the approach. Once I got "visual" the radio chatter resumed. This second video (non gyro) shows the true professionalism and expertism of ATC guiding us home!
No Gyro KJAN
For those not familiar with a no gyro approach, this is executed when I lose my vacuum pump which would "break" my directional gyro and attitude indicator. To simulate this type of problem, this was the reasons post-its were covering the two gauges.
Practicing these ny gyro approaches from what I am told is a win win situation for ATC and myself. ATC is required to do a number of these to maintain their currency so why not do this on a severe clear day and when there is not much traffic.