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KOMA in Mid-May
« on: March 11, 2016, 10:30:04 am »

May be flying to Omaha in mid-may, work related. 
Anyone familiar with flying in and out of KOMA? 
Is it about as busy as KICT? 
What about comparing to KSAT in terms of air traffic?   

Will be needing taxi or shuttle service to and from Hotel, so I just figured KOMA would be the best option over Council Bluffs (CBF), Millard (MLE), or North Omaha (3NO), provided there is nothing to get spooked up about flying into KOMA. 

Any useful input would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: KOMA in Mid-May
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 02:58:44 pm »

i just wanted to say - i have no idea. but am on record as reading your post ;D
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Re: KOMA in Mid-May
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 09:34:16 am »

i just wanted to say - i have no idea. but am on record as reading your post ;D

Thanks.

May have to resort to that brutal Red Board.  I'm sure someone will find some way to call me an idiot for asking this over there....  ::)
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Re: KOMA in Mid-May
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 01:21:40 pm »

Thanks.

May have to resort to that brutal Red Board.  I'm sure someone will find some way to call me an idiot for asking this over there....  ::)

oh, your for sure not near smart enough to ask a question over there (neither am i)!!! ;D
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Re: KOMA in Mid-May
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 10:47:04 am »

Received travel authorization for the trip.  Starting to make plans.

Tac Air or Signature at KOMA?

Any recommendations or pireps?
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Re: KOMA in Mid-May
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 01:35:11 pm »

Received travel authorization for the trip.  Starting to make plans.

Tac Air or Signature at KOMA?

Any recommendations or pireps?

pfffft.... never been there but i fade TacAir every chance I get - except at KFSM, they good folks there. when i was taxiing in at KAPA (Denver) i heard the following conversation:

tower: citation 123 taxi way bravo say parking

citation 123: tackey air

unknown source: agreed

tower: citation 123 taxi way bravo, aplpha to tackey air.

all very non-chalant. i asked my kids if tac air=tackey air...  does that make super tac at KLIT=super tackey. they dont think i am funny either, its ok.

signature for me.

have a good trip, cant wait to hear about it.
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Re: KOMA in Mid-May
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2016, 10:31:24 am »

Report on our trip to Omaha:
Left on Sunday 5/15 with a planned stop at KHUT.  About a 1hr 45 min flight, partially in clouds (I did file IFR), was flying at 7,000'.  Got above the layer after awhile so most of the trip was in clear air, and later the layer broke up so we could see some of the country side.  Got to KHUT about 1:00, just wanted to break up the trip.  I knew they had a steak house but had no idea if they were open on Sunday or not.  They were!  Sunday lunch buffet, awesome food.  Highly recommend a Sunday lunch stop at KHUT. 

On to KOMA, flying at 7,000', had been noticing the OAT was right at the 0* Celsius mark.  ATC had me climb to 8,000' to avoid a MOA, and while at 8,000 was seeing a line of precip that we would have to go through, ATC was keeping me posted of it as well.  I picked out the weakest gap and when we went through, it froze to the windshield.  I could see it speckling the leading edge of the wing.  If it would have been a lengthy stretch to fly through, would have definitely caused problems.  ATC wouldn't let me descend until out of the MOA, at which time they let me descend back down to 7,000 and it melted right off.  Never saw it affect my RPM or anything.   

Landing at KOMA uneventful.  Signature was nice. 
Saw Nebraska play Creighton on Tuesday evening.  Left some money at the Horseshoe Casino just across the river in Iowa.  Ate too much food all week long.

Left out about 10:30 AM on Friday, overcast conditions but was still VFR conditions, ceiling was about 3000 AGL when we left.  Flew at 8000 coming home for the most part.  ATC had me descend to 6,000 to avoid a MOA, which put us right in the tops of the layer before they let us climb back to 8,000.  Had a planned stop for KHUT again, but ceilings were fairly low and mist reported there.  We weren't in a bind for a stop so we amended the plan to come all the way home, rarely saw any ground the entire way.

Met a nice 182 pilot from Midland, TX Friday that was departing shortly after we were.  Had been there for a graduation but was continuing on somewhere up North to do some sight seeing.

Got back to home base and the airport manager said if they had known I was flying home from Omaha that day, I could have hauled a spray plane pilot down.  Had departed from about 50 miles from Omaha in a Cessna 310 that had just landed within an hour of when we did.  I actually heard him departing after switching to Unicom. 
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