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  #31  
Old 06-18-2019, 10:07 PM
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Today I planned for La Grande Riviere CYGL, however they had poor weather conditions there so I replanned to Sept-Iles CYZV more to the East. Had around 15 kts headwind and flew with 50% power. Took me 06:04 h and I had 10 Gal left. Unfortunately all hotel rooms were booked (yes i didn?t plan for hotel rooms) and the very friendly FBO sorted things out: They found a room at Baie-Comeau CYBC, 40 RV-minutes away. This was the first flight again without all the emergency gear hooked up and flying with casual clothes and the ANR Bose was like a new experience!

In Iqualit just prior my departure I met Bert Rose from "Polar Pilots", he gave me some good information flying up north and with him was a Indian woman who is presently flying around the world from east to west in a Pipistrel motor-glider. It is always a pleasure to meet pilots and have some airplane talk. They allowed me to post some pics:



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Old 06-18-2019, 10:13 PM
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Tomorrow I?m planning for CYAM, Terry already gave me directions to meet him there. I can find airports thousands of miles away but on the ground my actual navigation performance is below standard, so Terry look out for me!

Longranger - your offer is noted, can I change the beer for a coke?
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:26 PM
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Tomorrow I?m planning for CYAM, Terry already gave me directions to meet him there. I can find airports thousands of miles away but on the ground my actual navigation performance is below standard, so Terry look out for me!

Longranger - your offer is noted, can I change the beer for a coke?
If ou have time to Stop by and see Miles, I would love to come over to meet you and say hi to Miles again! Keep us informed.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:49 AM
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This it fantastic!
If the mountain flying video was not motivational enough, we now have flying the Atlantic!
It?s on my bucket list to do it one day.

Good luck and safe journey!
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:09 AM
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What a journey ! Fantastic flights !
Glad to see that you have crossed the dangerous areas with success.

See you at Oshkosh.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:15 AM
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Tomorrow I?m planning for CYAM, Terry already gave me directions to meet him there. I can find airports thousands of miles away but on the ground my actual navigation performance is below standard, so Terry look out for me!

Longranger - your offer is noted, can I change the beer for a coke?
Absolutely! Whatever your preference.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:43 PM
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Niagara falls soon ?
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:56 PM
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Diesen Mann?s mantel isn?t Sehr Ganz, whas ist los machen sie hosen

Hermann,
I knew how to get in one of those suits but never had to don.

Great voyage.

See you in Oshkosh.

Boomer

Note: google doesn?t like to translate German above.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:20 PM
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Another flying day. Planned nonstop to Sault St. Marie CYAM, 752 NM. At the airport I met a helicopter pilot flying an Agusta something. Of course talking to him did cost me at least half an hour. His helicopter had some pressure bottles and something packed on the skids. He said these are inflatable swimmers including life rafts. Got me thinking - I had other ideas with my RV-8!
Headwinds were stronger than forcasted but I managed it without an additional fuel stop. At the airport Terry was waiting - sorry for being late - with some young enthusiastic student pilots. I can store my emergency equipment in Terry?s hangar and so have a little more comfort for the coming flights. We had dinner together talking about flying - what else!!

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Old 06-20-2019, 07:26 AM
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What a cool thread! You've got guts, my friend!
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