Instrument Flight 27: Enough with the Updrafts

We did the same approaches as yesterday. Updrafts were everywhere, so I couldn’t hold an altitude or do an acceptable descent like I’d done before. I thought I was way off today, but my flight instructor didn’t seem to think so. There was a lot of traffic and radio chatter, so he was really busy.

I guess the VOR approach was OK, but on the ILS approach I flew right through the localizer without realizing it. We got back on track, and he covered the CDI while I tried to hold my heading and descent rate. I didn’t know it was possible to do an ILS approach without the display.

Today: 1 hour instrument time
Total: 2.1 hours IMC time
Total: 44.7 hours instrument time

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