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Landing Back at Norwood, MA

This was the second day of flying for me on the same weekend in two different planes. The video from the day before is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUPGej... . On this day I had planning to fly to PYM to meet Andrew Blanchard http://www.youtube.com/user/N44949, a friend for breakfast. Unfortunately every other pilot in New England had a similar idea and so by the time I got there, the sky was full. Plymouth is an uncontrolled field with two very long runways and a great restaurant, so a lot of people use it for practice. I circled to the west listening to the UNICOM, and eventually I entered the pattern, but broke it off because it just felt too congested for my comfort level. I might make a future video of that attempted landing. This video however, is the return flight I made to Norwood, OWD. It starts with the ATIS and then my initial call-up. You'll hear the Tower comment that I had a weak transmission signal, which was part of a nagging communications problem this day. I had a sticky PTT key and those two things may have been related. The rest of the flight is a straight in approach to Runway 35. As I get closer to the airport, you'll hear the controller do a great job handling a pretty steady flow of traffic. You'll also hear that my "other" rental plane, the Cirrus 168SR was being flown in the pattern. For that reason, during the landing sequence I left in a side shot to show 168SR waiting for take-off. Normally I don't interrupt the flair portion of the video, but since it took a while to settle, I thought it would be fun to show the other plane that is featured in many of my other videos. There are three HD cameras and ATC audio on this video.