Anyway, the first thing we looked at was the VOR indicator -- I had seen Korkka playing around with this in the 150 before, but suddenly it all came to life, as we tuned in the nav radio to a pre-set frequency which allowed us to pick up the CYYG VOR. We practised "flying the line" as well as "intercepting the radial" -- WOW! Who needs GPS? This is totally AWESOME!!!
Then, to add a little excitement, Ted threw in an ILS approach, which is basically a combination of localizer and glideslope -- so the CDI needle still tells you to turn left or right, but the horizontal needle (not sure the name for that one) also tells you how much to ascend or descent. That was perhaps the coolest of all!!!
Will definitely need more practise and a review of all that -- it was completely new to me, and trying to remember it now is like attempting to retrieve a file buried under a sheaf of papers in a jam-packed filing cabinet, but at least it was a fun intro to something that could concievably save my life sometime!!! (Also, it occurs to me that we actually did cover some of this stuff in Ground School, but I was WAAAAY over my head at the time... I will definately need to review the ppts and resources here when I have a minute...)
I navigated back to Cablehead by pilotage, and actually did a decent job of it, even landing the plane on the grass field.
I am so lucky to have found someone willing to fly with me and teach me a few tricks while I am on vacation, so that I don't completely lose everything I have learned to date!