Today we departed Airventure. We got the army bus again and packed the plane ready to go. I sent some stuff back to myself in Chino via FedEx, said goodbye to some folk, got a departure brief and we pulled the aeroplane out to the flight line. The normal pre-departure checks etc with the exceptionContinue reading “Goodbye Oshkosh”
We started early again today. The weather was a lot more friendly. I went shopping again looking at the innovations and also looked for some spark plugs. I bought a set of fine wire spark plugs. Nearly fainted at the price but I'm hoping they will be an improvement. Frankly I'm not convinced but we'llContinue reading “More shopping”
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Late last night I had this huge sinking feeling. I had completely forgotten to organise accommodation for our Oshkosh staging post of Mineral Point. I had identified a few trouble spots for accommodation but forgot that one. Evidently we weren’t the only ones who though staging for Oshkosh at MRJ was a good idea. ItContinue reading “Doh! – as Homer says!”
Today I thought I'd look at a general overview of what my trip entailed. Here it is. The trip up. And the trip back.. Total flying, including test flight of approx 25 hours!. That's a lot of sitting in a small plane. Posted with Blogsy
With exactly one month to go until we leave Auckland I spent the day thinking about my trip. I did some more study on airspace and procedures. I’m feeling pretty good about it. There will certainly be a few nerves on the first flight but I think by the time we’re at Sedona we shouldContinue reading “One month today”
After 12.5 hours in one of Air NZ’s 777’s I find myself thrust back into winter and back in the real world with everything that goes with it. The next month of work is going to be hard to deal with. I’ve got a few other things I need to do to be ready forContinue reading “Back to Reality – damn it”
Another stunning day. I went out to Chino for the last time. Thom went out for a fly. He said its typical to have “June Gloom” but we were being spoilt by some really nice weather. After he got back I had abquick chat with him and he left for home. We said out goodbyes.Continue reading “Home Day”