On the last day of our visit to Oshkosh in 2010 I got the crazy idea that I needed to fly MY plane to Oshkosh. It’s not going to be easy.
Eighteen months of research and planning followed. As March 2012 draws to a close it is time to move from planning to action. What follows in this blog is the trip as it unfolds.
All the planning is covered in the blog section on my own website www.falco.co.nz I have just completed a fresh annual inspection on ZK-SMR with the next step being dismantling and packing for departure.
A video of the dismantling process.
I have applied for the Carnet. I have obtained my first airspace waiver for the test flying.
The insurance is in place.The container is booked. Most of the packing is either complete of figured out.I guess, as the American’s say, its time to fish or cut bait!If you want to look at the track I took or even watch the flying live (if you’re awake), you can follow my Spidertracks
Buckle in, it going to be one hell of a ride.
The disassemble went pretty much as planned with no real surprises with one exception. Flipping the forward fuselage and wings was more than I could achieve on my own. With the help of a HIAB it was a fairly simple task and a lot less likely to get damaged.