Not just a rockice fishing low recon north dakota go around White frozen lake winter black gloves broken ice black dots
Posted 05 December 2011 - 23:35
However, the other day I experienced a situation that no textbook or instructor could have warned me of. During my solo flight I was practicing confined areas to the south of the Grand Forks International Airport. My favorite area was an "island" located in a small lake. I had shot this approach many times before and knew of all the obstacles I would face. I did a high recon anyways and re-affirmed that this would be a piece of cake.
As I was approaching about 100 ft agl I noticed movement in my peripherals. I looked over at what appeared to be a black dot on the ice. I continued to gaze at the area and noticed small black dots waving frantically. It was then I realized that 2 people in completely white snowsuits and black gloves were waving frantically at me to go away. It turns out they had been ice fishing and the black dot I had seen earlier was their ice fishing hut.
I immediately entered a go around and watched the fishers as they walked back into their hut. Moral of the story, always do a low recon. it would have been a bad day if I landed on the "island" cracked the ice and sent two brave fishers into the lake.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:05
So the island was essentially a frozen-over area of the lake? That doesn't sound too safe.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:28
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:10
I am only a few flights and a checkride away from my commercial. I should have it by this time next week.
Well in that case, good luck!
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