X-Plane Update...

So last we left off I was in Grand Junction. A couple of days ago I made a dusk flight from Grand Junction to Las Vegas(KLAS). Pretty uneventful flight. I had a landing gear indicator fail. The desert is pretty from 15,000 foot. Later that same day I made the flight from Vegas to Onterio California(KONT). About 30 minutes after take off I has a complete autopilot failure. I wasn't up for flying the last hour and a half by hand. I didn't really want to go back to Vegas so I divered to a small private field 0L7 and fixed the autopilot. After that little fix I continued on to Onterio with no further problems. After landing and thinking I was done for the night I changed my mind and did a little sight seeing flight around the L.A. area. Just wanted to look at the lights at night. It was nice...

Today I made the trek up the coast to Sacremento(KSMF). I know it's too close to be a good alternate but I HAD to use Rio Linda as my alternate. Wouldn't do it in real life, but in a sim it's ok. I may shoot a touch and go there before I leave on my next flight. The flight up was very smooth. Nearly no wind the entire way. Landing wasn't as pretty as it should have been but I was looking at the canals and the river rather than paying attention to landing. I know, not good... Don't know where I'll head next, but I'm sure it'll be good. :)

Below is a snippet of my logbook on this trip.

Date Dep Arr Landings Tot Time Night Inst X-Cnty Tail # Acft Type

80316 KADM KADM 0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 N172SP Cessna_172SP
80316 KADM KOKC 1 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.7 N172SP Cessna_172SP
80316 KOKC KDEN 1 7.5 1.0 0.3 2.0 N13PC Piper Malibu
80316 KDEN 1V5 1 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.4 N13PC Piper Malibu
80317 1V5 1V5 1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 N13PC Piper Malibu
80317 1V5 1V5 1 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 N13PC Piper Malibu
80317 1V5 KEGE 1 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.6 N13PC Piper Malibu
80317 KEGE KGJT 1 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.8 N13PC Piper Malibu
80321 KGJT KLAS 1 2.5 0.0 0.0 1.9 N13PC Piper Malibu
80321 KLAS 0L7 1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 N13PC Piper Malibu
80321 0L7 KONT 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 N13PC Piper Malibu
80321 KONT KONT 1 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.2 N13PC Piper Malibu
80323 KONT KSMF 1 2.4 0.0 0.0 1.4 N13PC Piper Malibu