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Old 04-28-2017, 04:57 AM
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The sun is up and We're picking up and heading out this morning. I think everyone is direct Provo for single stop fuel. See ya on the other side!

The internet was poo the last couple of days. Sitting in the FBO waiting for paperwork now.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:34 PM
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Default Back to the mainland

Everyone made it back to Florida. Thoma's are in Perry Fl, plan to head to Houston (KDWH) tomorrow. Several planes made it farther west, Rosie & Tuppergal may still be flying west!

We had a truly amazing trip. Great people to travel with. Remarkable sights.

Thanks to Rosie & Tuppergal for organizing and thanks to Bravo flight for taking great care of the newbies (us).
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:48 PM
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Whew, what a day! Cards are overnight in Pensacola and have already acquired good food and beer. Buonos are pressing on after fuel in PNS to home in Dallas. After the 1500mi day leading the flight, I had nothing left after shooting the ILS in the dark. I talked to Rosie who put down about an hour further west into the darkness. I'm pretty sure Sharkbait and Chappy are still in the air pressing for the Dallas tonight.

We'll get an early start to work weather home to Austin in the morning.

Oh, and our newbies were AWSOME! They learned so much that I'm following them next time. So many things you just can't brief. You just have to be there to experience it
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:33 AM
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Default Home safe

Taco and Cannon are home safe. 2000nm in one day easily doubles my previous longest flying day in the rv. But my own bed is gonna feel pretty sweet. Last i heard from sharkbait and chappy, they were just south of dfw hoping to make midland or odessa tonight.
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Old 04-29-2017, 05:50 AM
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Cards have erased the fuzzy eyeballs and are headed to the airport for an IFR launch home to Austin
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:52 AM
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Default Rosie Check in

Just talked to Rosie. They are down for lunch in Hamilton TX KMNZ.

His goal is to get to Phoenix tonight. Slow going down low but hoping from airport to airport. Tortise and the Hare style.

He is persistent and I know he will make it. Should get better after he makes the corner by El Paso.

Keep Trucking Rosie and Tuppergal-----
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:22 PM
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Cards made it home to Austin, not so direct, one leg from Pensacola. 40kt headwinds for an hour, IMC for a couple hours, dialed the gerbils back to about 6gph and made it home with "some" fuel left in the tanks.

What an epic adventure. Now we have to get our frame of reference back as it is hard not to feel invincible back on US soil, with complete freedom to roam, and NOT over water.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:25 PM
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Congratulations to all - and thanks for letting me vicariously tag along. J
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Old 04-29-2017, 02:38 PM
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Welcome home pilots and copilots. It was great fun following along with the flight tracker and stories. Gets me motivated; i need to keep this short so I can get back to work on my wings for the 2019 trip. Thanks for the motivation.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:38 PM
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Welcome home gang! The shortest Caribbean Trip since 2013. Good job!
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