I keyed the CTAF 7 times and watched the black hole on the ground 5 miles ahead light up like an arcade game.
A few minutes earlier, “Oakland Center, Cessna 415 has the field in sight.”
“Cessna 65415, roger, radar services terminated, squawk VFR, frequency change approved, be advised you have Embraer 120 traffic two zero miles in trail inbound for Chico.”
“OK, 1200, switching over, and I’ll listen for the traffic, thanks for the help, Cessna 415.”
My instructor and I headed up to Chico last night to log some night and hood time. After being released from Oakland Center, we entered the pattern with a Skywest Embraer 120 behind us, inbound from SFO.
I kept the downwind tight, the base even tighter and turned off the runway quickly in an attempt to keep the Brasillia from going around.
The night ended with 2.5 hours of night, 1.0 hours of simulated instrument, and 5 full TOs and landings to a full stop. Success.