Brief the Approach

Last Sunday’s flight was a real workout including holding patterns, DME arcs an approach to Tracy (KTCY) and Los Banos (KLSN).  The biggest lesson of the day was to brief the approach before flying the approach.  Martin was playing the role of air traffic control while I was under the hood.  After vectoring out of San Carlos, he had me cross TRACY intersection at 3,500′ and proceed direct OMWAP for the RNAV (GPS) Rwy 26 approach. Continue reading