Did the ‘south pattern’ last night as safety pilot for Serge: VOR approach into Brown Field, localiser into Gilliespie Field and then the ILS back into Montgomery Field. Serge is a very good pilot and to prove the point he did the whole thing ‘partial panel’; with the attitude indicator and heading indicator covered over to simulate a vacuum failure. Its my turn to be in the left seat in September, need to make sure my currency doesn’t expire again but I’ll admit I’m nervous about him judging my proficiency, or rather lack of it.
Going to try and take a trip to Oceano airport sometime soon, looks like a delightful field near Pismo Beach. Biggest hazards are marine fog lingering over the airport, and the length of the runway. At only 2325ft, that’s short-field for me.