I need to bear my heart out.
I took off from KSFO headed to KLAX via low altitude airways.
I was flying my just acquired 737 (i.e just downloaded:-))
flew the flight plan to the letter, way points, altitude and all. (mind you this was all VOR and no GPS!). KLAX approach vectored me for 9L.
I decended , procedure turn, and intercepted the ILS for 9L.
I flew the glide path like an art. After the MM, crosswind (no clue where they came from) pushed me out of the way.
I struggled to make a safe landing, but I could not.
...this was my first ever solo 'real' flight.
please console me 😞
Such a sad story.
You'll feel better tomorrow! 😀 😀 😀
You poor guy. Yeah, sometimes it is frusterating. I had a similar experience. What I did was restart the flight and place the aircraft about 100 miles from the destination.
But. It just isn't the same.
Get yourself a bag of your favorite chips and hork'm down. Watch a good movie too!
What in lands sake were you doing flying a low alt leg from San Francisco to L.A. in a 737?! There is PLENTY of room between San.Fran. and L.A. to get into the mid 30s and stay there for a while. It is also much more efficient. As for the X-wind, In a heavy like the 737 you should crab into the wind until just before touchdown, then kick it strait with the runway and land.