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80DAYS(= (Sergio, Maurice and Lucille... and a Twin Otter)

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3 pax (2 men and a red lady)

80 DAYS
47 LEGS
20.457,8 nm
X Lt. RED WINE

1 DHC-6 300 Twin Otter

 

We are currently repainting an old Twin Otter purchased from Solomon Airlines (Lucille is on it), and... puff! puff! (There's no so much time, Aerosoft, nh? :) )

I (Sergio) have put down a looong flight plan. I think it will be redrafted during the trip (I hope no when will be over the Alaska!)

 

AIRAC 1708


LONDON - SUEZ (7 days - Oct 2/Oct 9)
(2225.4nm)

 

    1. LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) - PARIS ORLY (FRANCE)
        EGLC - LFPO (190.1nm)

    2. PARIS ORLY (FRANCE) - TORINO (ITALY)
        LFPO - LIMF (305.3nm)
    3. TORINO (ITALY) - BRINDISI (ITALY)
        LIMF - LIBR (540.5nm)

    4. BRINDISI  (ITALY) - La Canea-Suda (CRETA)
        LIBR - LGSA (458.3nm)

    5. La Canea-Suda (CRETA) - Alexandria (EGYPT)
        LGSA - HEBA (428.4nm)

    6. Alexandria (EGYPT) - SUEZ (APT: El Tor, EGYPT)
        HEBA - HETR (302.8nm)
    

 

SUEZ - BOMBAY (13 days - Oct 10/Oct 23)
(2429.2nm)

 

    7. SUEZ (APT: El Tor, EGYPT) - Pump Station 6 (SAUDI ARABIA)
        HETR - OEPF (690.2nm)

    8. Pump Station 6 (SAUDI ARABIA) - AL DHAFRA (UNITE ARAB EMIRATES)
       OEPF - OMAM (541.2nm)  
    9. AL DHAFRA (UNITE ARAB EMIRATES) - MUSCAT (OMAN)
        OMAM - OOMS (210.3nm)   
    10. MUSCAT (OMAN) - BHUJ (INDIA)
         OOMS - VABJ (652.3nm)

    11. RAEDHANPUR (INDIA) - BOMBAY (INDIA)
         VABJ - VABB (335.2nm)
    

 

BOMBAY - CALCUTTA (3 days - Oct 23/Oct 26)
(916.5nm)

 

    12. BOMBAY (INDIA) -  RANPUR (INDIA)
          VABB - VANP (368.8nm)

    13. RANPUR (INDIA) - JHARSUGUDA (INDIA)
          VANP - VEJH (291.3nm)

    14. JHARSUGUDA (INDIA) - CALCUTTA (INDIA)
          VEJH - VECC (256.4nm)

 


CALCUTTA - HONG KONG (13 days - Oct 26/ Nov 8)
(1557.3nm)

 

    15. CALCUTTA (INDIA) - COX'S BAZAR (BANGLADESH)
          VECC - VGCB (238.4nm)

    16. COX'S BAZAR (BANGLADESH)- ANISAKAN (MYANMAR)
          VGCB - VYAS (257.9Nnm) 

    17. ANISAKAN (MYANMAR) - XISHUANGBANNA (CHINA)
          VYAS - ZPJH (254.1nm) 

    18. XISHUANGBANNA (CHINA) - NANNING (CHINA)
          ZPJH - ZGNN (469.8nm)

    19. NANNING (CHINA) - HONG KONG
          ZGNN - VHHH (337.1nm)
    

 

HONG KONG - YOKOHAMA (6 days - Nov 8/ Nov 14)
(1631.8nm)

 

    20. HONG KONG - MATSU (TAIWAN)
          VHHH - RCMT (437.0nm) 

    21. MATSU (TAIWAN) - KANOYA (JAPAN)
          RCMT - RJFY (664.0nm) 

    22. KANOYA (JAPAN) - YOKOHAMA (APT: Tokyo Haneda)
          RJFY - RJTT (530.8nm)


YOKOHAMA - SAN FRANCISCO (22 days - Nov 14/Dec 5)
(5382.0nm)

 

    23. YOKOHAMA (APT: Tokyo Haneda) -NAKASHIBETSU (JAPAN)
          RJTT - RJCN (562.3nm)

    24. NAKASHIBETSU (JAPAN) - YUZHNO (RUSSIA)
          RJCN - UHSS (220nm) DIRECT

    25. YUZHNO (RUSSIA) - PETROPAVLOVSK (RUSSIA)
          UHSS - UHPP (711.6nm) DIRECT

    26. PETROPAVLOVSK (RUSSIA) - SHEMYA (ALASKA)
          UHPP - PASY (565.8nm) DIRECT

    27. SHEMYA (ALASKA) - ADAK (ALASKA)
          PASY - PADK (342.5nm) DIRECT

    28. ADAK (ALASKA) - UNALASKA (ALASKA)
          PADK - PADU (384.9nm) DIRECT

    29. UNALASKA (ALASKA) - CHIGNIK (ALASKA)
          PADU - PAJC (315.2nm) DIRECT

    30. CHIGNIK (ALASKA) - HOMER (ALASKA)
          PAJC - PAHO (296.6nm)

    31. HOMER (ALASKA) - MIDDLETON I (ALASKA)
          PAHO - PAMD (157.6nm)

    32. MIDDLETON I - YAKUTAT (ALASKA)
          PAMD - PAYA (206.0nm)

    33. YAKUTAT (ALASKA) - PRINCE RUPERT (CANADA)
          PAYA - CYPR (438.1nm)

    34. PRINCE RUPERT (CANADA) - OAK HARBOR (USA)
          CYPR - KNUW (482.7nm)

    35. OAK HARBOR (USA) - SAN FRANCISCO (USA)
          KNUW - KSFO (653.7nm)

 


SAN FRANCISCO - NEW YORK - (7 days - Dec 5/Dec 12)
(2360.7nm)

 

    36. SAN FRANCISCO (USA) - PRICE (USA)
          KSFO - KPUC (628.6nm)

    37. PRICE (USA) - KEARNEY (USA)
          KPUC - KEAR (564.5nm)

    38. KEARNEY (USA) - OMAHA (USA)
          KEAR - KOMA (150.0nm)

    39. OMAHA (USA) -  CHICAGO (Lewis University - USA)
          KOMA - KLOT (359.1nm)

    40. CHICAGO (Lewis University - USA) - NEW YORK (USA)
          KLOT - KLGA (658.5nm)


NEW YORK - LONDON (9 days - Dec 12/Dec 21)
(3504.9nm)

    41. NEW YORK (USA) - BAYE-COMEAU (CANADA)
          KLGA- CYBC (568.5nm)

    42. BAYE-COMEAU (CANADA) - MAKKOVIK (CANADA)
          CYBC - CYFT (601.8nm)

    43. MAKKOVIK (CANADA) - NARSARSUAQ (GREENLAND)
          CYFT - BGBW (566.0nm) DIRECT

    44. NARSARSUAQ (GREENLAND) - KEFLAVIK (ICELAND)
          BGBW - BIKF (649.0nm) DIRECT

    45. KEFLAVIK (ICELAND) - VAGAR (FAROE ISLAND)
          BIKF - EKVG (434.2nm) DIRECT

    46. VAGAR (FAROE ISLAND) - EDINBURGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
          EKVG - EGPH (385.9nm) DIRECT

    47. EDINBURGH (UNITED KINGDOM) - LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)
          EGPH - EGLC (299.5nm)

 

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50 minutes ago, Mathijs Kok said:

Nice routing!

Thanks, Mathijs.

I've tried to replicate some focal places of the Verne's novel, like Parigi, Torino, Brindisi, and again Kearney, Omaha e Chicago in the USA.

 

 

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Sergio:

Our DHC-6 300 Twin Otter 80DAYS is finally at Paris Orly. Not the best work for Lucille, but she didn't have so much time.

 

Lucille:

You're a monster!

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On 27/09/2017 at 3:16 PM, ilgrillo said:

 26. PETROPAVLOVSK (RUSSIA) - SHEMYA (ALASKA)
          UHPP - PASY (565.8nm) DIRECT

 

You have opted for the same crossing point as I did, although Skyvector lists PASY as having no fuel service. I guess whichever of us gets there first will have to blag some Jet-A from the military :)

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1 hour ago, MarkHurst said:

 

You have opted for the same crossing point as I did, although Skyvector lists PASY as having no fuel service. I guess whichever of us gets there first will have to blag some Jet-A from the military :)

Ahahah! :)

I think that part of trip will be very tough regardless of fuel service. 

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Sergio:

Ok.

Starting from EGLC we encountered the 1st problem. Right Engine Failure.

We have to postpone the TO.

 

EGLC - LFPO (190.1nm)

FUEL: lbs 880 - PAYLOAD: lbs 655

Taxiing 0828GMT; Rwy: 27; Dep: 0832GMT;DEP ABORT: Right Engine Failure;

New Dep: 1017GMT;

 

We left England and we think to land at Paris Orly at 11,34am GMT.

Currently, I'm burning 490 lbs of fuel per hour. Propellor Control at 70%.

 

Lucille is nervous.

Maurice is silent as a tomb.

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Paris, Paris, Paris!

Arr Rwy 24: 1141GMT; Fuel burn: lbs 631,05

 

Some problem with the ILS 24 Glide Path. I had to land in full manual.

 

RECAP

Oct 2

1. LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) - PARIS ORLY (FRANCE)
        EGLC - LFPO (190.1nm)

        FUEL: lbs 880 - PAYLOAD: lbs 655

        Taxiing 0828GMT; Rwy: 27; Dep: 0832GMT; DEP ABORT: Right Engine Failure;

        New Dep: 1017GMT;

        Arr Rwy 24: 1141GMT;

        Fuel burn: lbs 631,05

 

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11 minutes ago, harrry said:

So it is after 8.45 gmt

 

 

My mistake... :(

I was sure it was 8:45am in Official Rules... Ok. A 12hrs anticipated take off. :)

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1 hour ago, Tobus said:

Love the paintjob!

 

Lucille thank you, Tobus. :)

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This 80days will be tough.

Yesterday night, Lucille, at 19500 ft above the France, caught the sleeve of her jersey in the FIRE PULL of the right engine. And she accidentally pulled it out!

Right engine collpased.

 

At 19500 ft with one engine...

 

Lucille turned white.

Maurice was red-faced.

Me was committed to resolving the situation.

 

I contact Dijon tower for a forced landing. I had to work with rudder a lot in the descent phase.

The engine now is fully operative.

 

Some signs on the chassis to remind us to being concentrate. Even on our jersey...

 

 

 

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Finally at Torino. Very grey, today.

I think we'll stay here for a day, before the long trip to Brindisi.

 

Let's have some agnolotti for lunch, stuffed egg pasta. :)

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RECAP

Oct 02 (night) / 03

 

  1. PARIS ORLY (FRANCE) - TORINO (ITALY)

LFPO - LIMF (305.3nm)

Fuel: lbs 1152,86; Payload: lbs 666

Taxiing 2208GMT; Rwy 24;

Dep 2215GMT

DEROUTE RIGHT ENGINE FAILURE (Err PULL FIRE): LFSD, (Dijon - FRANCE) Arr Rwy 26: 2328GMT;

Fuel burn: lbs 347,27

FT: 1h13m

 

LFSD - LIMF

Fuel: lbs 618,6; Payload: lbs 666

Dep Rwy 26: 0831GMT; Arr Rwy 36: 0954GMT

Fuel burn: 424,86

FT: 1h23m

 

Total nm flown: 495,4

Fuel lbs burned: 1403,18

Flight time: 4h00m

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Oct 4

 

Leaving Torino for Brindisi.

Lucille is continuing her "local" paintjob to honour the countries visited.

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MAYDAY!

 

Both engines burning!

 

We are at 20nm from Forlì at 7700ft.

We can't glide for 20nm...

 

We must have an emergency landing!

 

On a field of Emilia Romagna.

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4 minutes ago, Heinz Flichtbeil said:

Oh.... that is bad... are YOU ok?

....what will you do now?

Heinz

 

 

We are fine, thanks, Heinz. A bit shaken, indeed.

We called for rescues. It seems they will take us to Forlì (not far from Bologna), where Maurice can take a look at the engines.

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Thanks to a friend of a friend of Maurice in Forlì that has connection with a distant relative of Giovanni Caproni family, who built the Caproni Ca. 164, we were able to find the spare parts we needed.

 

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