Approaching FLX

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  1. Coinneach

    Coinneach Pre-Flight

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    Flying a friend from HND to FLX this weekend, and I'm more confused by FLX than by the LAS b-space.

    FLX is five miles north of FNL, which is class D military. The winds more or less favor FLX 21, which is not noted as right traffic. However, the 5 mile 45 to left downwind 21 is smack through FNL's airspace and directly off 31L/31R.

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    I am perplexed. It seems to my tiny brain that 21 should be right traffic, no?
     
  2. EdFred

    EdFred Taxi to Parking

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    Talk to Fallon, fly through their airspace, land at FLX. Easy peasy.

    Or, don't fly bomber patterns, and don't talk to Fallon. You also don't have to fly a 45 to downwind, or even a downwind.
     
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    Coinneach Pre-Flight

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    ...don't fly bomber patterns...

    ...You also don't have to fly a 45 to downwind...

    ...or even a downwind.


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    luvflyin Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Like said above, you can get in without bugging NFL Tower. Or being bugged by them if you call them and ask to go through to get to FLX and they don't like it and get all snarky with you about it. But yeah, it seems like a place where keeping the pattern on the North side would make some sense. Airport Managers number is 775-243-5107. You could call and ask them if they've ever thought about that and if so, why not.
     
  5. Coinneach

    Coinneach Pre-Flight

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    Orrrr I could approach on 3 and do a procedure turn to get back to 21, really mess with everyone's head.