Breckenridge Leg 14 is the first time I completely stopped trying to figure out the text description of where I’m supposed to go. I just ended up completely lost twice, not knowing what the heck they were talking about.
Instead, on the third try I used the headings and the time. So heading 302 for five minutes and 20 seconds, that type of thing. I followed those instructions, but I always wondered how they get those times. Are those times taken with the plane at top speed? Anyway, I got where I thought the runway had to be (judging by the 2D map, since it was South of a lake) about 90 seconds ahead of the time specified by the final instruction. I figured because of the map that if I go farther, it doesn’t make any sense because I’ll leave the lake behind. But the little picture of the landing strip showed a bunch of red land around the runway, and I didn’t see any red lands anywhere in that area.
I flew around for about 20 minutes south of that lake, just flying in circles looking for a red area that looked like the picture and just didn’t find it. Finally I just looked at where on the map I should be compared to the lake, and I landed, and I taxi’d around for a while, and I found some runway yellow markers! So I stopped the plane. Phew! That was it. I wonder why the land wasn’t red like the picture though.