En résumé :
- Départ de Montgomery Field (KMYF)
- Avec le sol, vous mentionnez que vous voulez faire une “Bay Tour, channel transition from La Jolia southbound after westerly departure”
- En langage clair : partir vers l’ouest au départ de KMYF en direction de Mount Soledad, puis redescendre la côte, faire le tour de Point Loma, sur la baie entre lindberg et North Island puis cap au sud le long du centre ville de San Diego et de ses grattes-ciel, au dessus du Coronado Bridge.
“From ground control we received a frequency to contact SoCal Approach. Upon departure and climb out we switched to approach and told them our intentions. Jason did the flying and I did the communications. After climbing to about 1500 feet toward the north side of Mount Soledad we received the expected frequency change to Lindbergh Tower. After telling them our intentions we received our Class Bravo clearance and instructions to stay at or below 500 feet and report Crystal Pier. This is approximately the beginning of surface area Class B airspace and the usual first reporting point for this transition.En conclusion, j’aime bien l’invitation de Tim :
Jason descended to 500 feet just offshore from La Jolla, what a sight. A power setting just into the green arc gave us about 80 knots to leisurely fly along the coast about a half mile off. We were eventually overtaken by another 172 doing the same routing but at a slightly higher speed. After reporting Crystal Pier we were instructed to report the next reporting point of Ocean Beach Pier. This pier is just south of the inlet to Sea World but not depicted on the San Diego TAC. Kathleen had rawn it on my chart and told us to expect its use. Perhaps it
alerts the controller at Lindbergh that you are almost
through Lindbergh’s airspace and approaching the Class Delta airspace controlled by North Island NAS.
Not far beyond our report of Ocean Beach Pier we were handed
off to the nice folks working the tower at the naval air station. They asked us to report rounding Point Loma.
Sometimes you’ll get a request to climb to 800 feet and other times it will be at pilot’s discretion whether or not you climb a bit as you meander up the inlet sandwiched over the water between the two airports. Given the choice, I prefer as much best glide altitude as possible and as much space over the 500 foot mandated bubble of protection afforded all vessels, vehicles and persons below. Expect a small burbling of air as prevailing winds tumble over Point Loma on the lee side. As well, expect to see the gorgeous aerial view of the San Diego skyline, two aircraft carriers, helicopter traffic into North Island below, moving sea
craft under sail and whatever else tracks along below you. From
here you can with prior warning and permission from North
Island either continue southbound toward Brown Field or find a sparsely populated section of beach and cut westward to turn north back up toward Point Loma. We chose to climb a tad over 1500 feet to avoid the Imperial Beach Class Delta airspace and head over to our practice destination of Brown Field. There is a Visual Point depicted on the TAC chart on the south side of the bay called “Power Plant” that alerts you to the Class D airspace just to the south. Turn toward Brown Field north of that plant if you are still below 1500 feet MSL and you will avoid the Imperial Beach airspace. “
“Pick a nice, marine layer free day to do this transition and bring along a camera or camera bearing passenger. “L’album photos de Tim est disponible sur Flickr à cette adresse : http://www.timevart.com/baytour.