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ilgrillo, September 27, 2017 in Diaries
Lucille through the monsoon.
On route, again, crossing India.
We broke the 5000 nm wall.
Simple flight, simple smile, today.
Calcutta! We approached at your Hoogly river, finally.
Starting a new intra-route:
CALCUTTA - HONG KONG (13 days - Oct 26/ Nov 8)
VECC - VGCB (238.4nm)
VGCB - VYAS (257.9Nnm) CARICARE FLIGHTPLAN SALVATO
VYAS - ZPJH (254.1nm) CARICARE FLIGHTPLAN SALVATO
ZPJH - ZGNN (469.8nm) CARICARE FLIGHTPLAN SALVATO
ZGNN - VHHH (337.1nm)
Maurice and Lucille seems a bit tired.
I'm not saying that we hope in a hard life, but yes, it's pretty boring this part of the route.
Today, we are going to cross the Chin Hills (10,000 feet) in Myanmar.
We have actually marshmallowing clouds around us.
Lucille lit up.
Towards to China for the first time.
In Myanmar, Lucille found time to paint roughly the flags of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Not the easiest approach to ZPJH. The airport is in a valley, and even the ILS was dangerous. GS weren't catch.
We were low on fuel.
Lucille preferred a safer manual landing on RWY 16.
Landed at Honk Kong.
And near at 50hrs of flight.
Leaving China for Taiwan, today.
A simple flight.
We broke 50 hrs goal of flight time, and we have almost burned 20.000 lbs of fuel... Pff!
Lucille is thrilled.
Tonight we'll celebrate.
Japan my love.
Here we are.
Yesterday was a hard route. Over the ocean for hours. (with new flags on our airframe)
When we saw the nippon land was a liberation.
At Tokyo Haneda.
A smoothy flight.
It seem snowing on Japan.
Maybe before airport RJCN.
On 16/11 we flew in Russia at dusk. Lucille was furious about the flying hour choice by me and Maurice. Not the safety one.
Today, 21/11, we are facing the longest route of entire travel.
On a Twin Otter...
It's raining, and it's cold.
But we have 52 knots wind at our back. And it's marvellous for fuel saving.
Landed at the border between Russia and Alaska.
10.000 nm wall!
Today starts the toughest part of the big-trip.
Snow in Russia, in Kamchatka. A job for a Twin Otter.
We are sorrounded by the giant Koryaksky volcano.
On 22/11 this is what happened: low flat clouds below us and freezing air.
Isles of Alaska are mesmerizing.
Today, our Black Friday is a White Friday.
It seems a lunar landscape.
On 24/11 the finish line was a conic ice cream.
The skyline was similiar to a Stanislaw Lem panorama.
On 27/11, the night was with us. And was so shining.
Today, 29/11, a blind day and a marvellous one.
The blinding was mainly due at the alaskan clouds.
The amazing at the PAJC airport. Wonderful location.
And we broke 50 hrs of flying time!
Lucille will paint a celebrating flag of Alaska.
On 01/12 we continued over the Alaska and arrived at Homer... doh... in a beatiful Alaskan Night.