Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  

A little flight story about weather (simulated)

Recommended Posts

Guest gasebah

ActiveSky almost got me killed (simulated ...LOL). I still don't know what hit me. The C310 has prop-deicing but is not allowed to take off in known icing conditions nevertheless. I started a flight in Rome where I was for the weekend :-) to fly back to Germany via Venice. I took off in a minor thunderstorm with rain and snow. I had a heavy headwind of 25 knots and heavy turbulence during the climb. I decided to stay rather low at the 6200ft. ATC had assigned me to asI was expecting that the wind would even pick up at higher altitudes. I noticed that my ASI needle went lower and lower during climbout so I hit the de-icers. I picked up a little speed but not for long the de-icers are for the props only. No airfrane de-icing. I lowered the climbrate a little only to see that I was still slowing down. I checked the mixture but it was o.k. that is too automatic a task for me. After a while I had me IAS at 120knots! I pushed the props forward and also pushed the throttle to the red. Nothing happened. After a while I disconnected the AP, just in case. I just pulled the horn a litle bit when I heard the stall horn. I let go immediately and had no chance to hold my altitude. Quickly I glanced at the GPS. The next airport with a decent IFR approach was LIRS some 20 miles away. I changed my flightplan to LIRS. Not having a chart for this approach (NDB) and no glideslope available I carefully lowered altitude until I could see ground. I was way too high and did a go-around. Vis was IFR but not too bad. Meanwhile I was able to hold altitude at full throttle, carefully watching the engine temps.I was able to make a rough but safe landing.Still don't know what hit me. Guess the time has come to take weather in FS a litle more seriously.Hope you emjoyed the little read.Alex

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...