Yes Paul, I believe that was a sand storm, rather than steam, now that you mentioned it.
The visibility wasn't at all what I'd expected on arrival after having seen the peninsula clearly from a distance and before descending. Also, I failed to track the DKA NDB in on the correct heading. I was just able to catch a glimpse of the airport on my right and barely made the correction, and landed on the first try before necessary go around....ATC wouldn't have been at all happy watching the apporach!
The funny thing is that, with the Sperry that I (I like to blame it on my mechanic) installed, the AI has a habit of caging itself at times and won't respond? Not to mention that I sometimes forget to reset the gyros after they've drifted off.
Mike told exactly how to fix that, but strangely enough, I kind of like the flaw.
It addes some realism, which perhaps the early aviation pioneers may have encountered.....I believe that I will fix it before going much farther though.
After reading the great article that Willy referenced about Bill Lancaster's attempt to fly the trans Sahara with no instrument lights and a flashlight to check his altitude an heading every so often at night, I feel a guilty by even using all these reliable FS aircraft, nav aids, and instruments.