Hello Unalaska! We made it. 10 minutes out I hear an airport maintenance crew talking to Cold Bay radio to NOTAM field closed for 20 minutes. No biggie let's fly around take a look. Beaver Inlet.
Udagak Strait all the prominent landmarks I remember by heart. Those years of preparations payed off.
Here is a glimpse of Dutch Harbor runway. Carved in the rock.
The sprout of the village toward Pyramid Peak.
The curfew was lifted, I closed my DVFR flight plan with Cold Bay Radio, remotely locked the gates on both sides of the runway and joined final 31.
Now the fun part. The runway has three windsocks. Two at both approach ends always show tailwind and one in the middle indicates cross wind. Man, I've been to come places but this is crazy. I am a kind of heavy, going a bit faster then usual and with over 10 kts on the tail I go around...
You can't go around at Dutch dang fog lays at 50 feet. So I scoot under the layer making a 270 something degree turn aiming at the numbers 13... barely touched down at one third and locked the brakes. Sloppy job very sloppy. BillR do you think a TW and CS would help?
I was met by the airport manager he advised on tie down spot. An RVator from Florida already booked a room at Grand Aleutian Hotel for me.
It was a nice walk to the hotel. Another layer of fog rolled in...
Today's mission was accomplished. Tomorrow weather forecast looks stellar. I will go flying.