Working on Short Field landings today at PABV before my long cross country to Homer when I had an interesting experience.
I had been in the patter for 20R for two landings and I'm in the Right downwind for 20R and a plane calls Right downwind 20R as well. I can't see him so with eyes outside I make my turn to base and to final and never lay eyes on the guy, yet he calls his turn to base when I make my turn to final and after I touch down what do I see but this guy is actually on 02L coming in on final straight at me..... I announced our position on the runway and that he is on 02L not 20R.... He says I can land short of you...... I quickly back taxied to Foxtrot and got out of this guys way...
Amazing.. But I can see the problem with runways named similar 02L/20R.. Just be careful and make sure your calling the correct runway upon approach.
Oh ya there is also another pilot that likes to call long finals... 3-5 miles at PABV..
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