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Old 06-20-2017, 12:17 PM
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We're on our way!
Left Enstone near Oxford this morning, had a break at Fishburn near Newcastle and arrived at Wick in the North of Scotland.
The other 2 crews just beat us, 4 in a Saratoga and 3 in a Beech 18. Another in a Europa may arrive soon.
If all is well, we leave for Iceland early tomorrow.
[IMG]www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210269380826745&l=1a3f22c100[/IMG]

Good job lets race Mark! I am at 65N 175E and about to launch eastbound. Who hits the CONUS faster?
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:23 AM
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We've arrived in Egilsstadir, Iceland. New tracking site is yb.tl/prepare2gopondjump
I'll try to get some pictures when I get the bandwidth
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:13 AM
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Good job lets race Mark! I am at 65N 175E and about to launch eastbound. Who hits the CONUS faster?
65N x 175E = Motherland . . . Safe travels, can't wait to see pictures.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:52 AM
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We've arrived in Egilsstadir, Iceland. New tracking site is yb.tl/prepare2gopondjump
I'll try to get some pictures when I get the bandwidth
Hoping that all 3 planes have arrived. G BKMG is showing last location 34NM of the coast of Iceland in that cold water. Maybe the tracker battery went dead?

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Old 06-21-2017, 09:16 AM
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Hoping that all 3 planes have arrived. G BKMG is showing last location 34NM of the coast of Iceland in that cold water. Maybe the tracker battery went dead?

JK
GBKMG is the Beech 18 with Phil and Ali Cunningham, they have a lightweight hot air balloon on board and hoping to increase their world records for ballooning in different countries ( Phil has over 100). This evening's winds may preclude that.
I think they turned the tracker off before their last ping on the ground.

Next stops Isafjordur then Kulusuk in Greenland.
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:44 PM
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Today has been quite an adventure. Our companions in the Beech 18 got out their lightweight balloon to do the 4th ever balloon flight in Iceland and the first by a female pilot.
We then loaded up and set off for Isafjordur. My co-pilot Rocky was flying this leg and I sat behind. Afrter backtracking the runway we had a call to stop and exit because the wheel was on fire!
We quickly got it extinguished, removed wheel fairings, got new O rings and fluid to repair the brakes. Tyre was damaged, but only on the surface and cords OK no bulges. We managed to get a new tyre sent fron Reykjavik to our destination. Just arrived 30 minutes ago and will be replaced ASAP
Wonderful scenic flight across northern Iceland, with a bit of formation flying with the Saratoga and Beech 18 (Betty the Beech).
You should be able to see some pictures in the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...98157859591036
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:40 PM
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Could you tell what got bound up enough to rub and start a fire? Was it pulling to the left harder than usual when taxiing? Great pictures on Facebook!
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:24 AM
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Could you tell what got bound up enough to rub and start a fire? Was it pulling to the left harder than usual when taxiing? Great pictures on Facebook!
I was in the back seat. Rocky up front has big feet and suspects he may have been dragging the brakes during the full length back taxy.

Lesson learned, fortunately with little harm.

Hoping for Kilusuk in Greenland today, but currently a 500 overcast here in Isafjordur.
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Old 06-23-2017, 08:18 AM
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I was in the back seat. Rocky up front has big feet and suspects he may have been dragging the brakes during the full length back taxy.
We've talked about that before. The Smallfeets say it doesn't happen. The Bigfeets say it does
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:04 PM
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Mark,

Flew over you yesterday en route Las Vegas. We routed up over Iceland to the east of Eyjafjallajökull and towards Akureyri before heading out towards Greenland.

Sort of felt a presence as I spent a long time looking down. Want to visit Akureyri sometime as my dad was stationed there during WW2.

Good luck, looking forward to trip photos.
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