Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Crosswind circuits at Cloudy Bay airfield

Cloudy Bay [NZCL] is a recently opened airfield located at [unsurprisingly] Cloudy Bay, near Blenheim. It's a really, really nice grass airfield, is well laid out, and not busy. Cloudy Bay is located just within the Woodbourne Control Zone, but there's never an issue with a clearance to operate in the circuit.

Last Saturday I visited with a couple of other club pilots for a few crosswind circuits. Circuits were done on runway 15, although with the gentle crosswind, I could have used either runway.

In the following video, you'll see that there was a gentle crosswind on approach and departure, but not much on the ground. As usual, I won't claim they are perfect, but they were safe, and fun!


Andrew M said...

Nothing wrong with the landings, Rodney. Good that you included the go-around in the video; no-one should be ashamed of going around. Thanks very much for the ride! It was a fun afternoon.


Rodney said...

Gidday Andrew - Yep, a lot of fun! Next time I'll slow down a little earlier and I won't need to go around :-) Ha ha!