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Old 06-23-2017, 05:17 PM
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Looks like they made it to Greenland....amazing journey Mark!

One day, maybe!
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:23 PM
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After 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.
Tell Rogier I have repaired the spats twice...... not again
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:28 AM
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Yes we've got to Greenland. Kulusuk then Narsarsuaq yesterday. Spectacular flight down the coast and over the icecap in company with the Beech 18 and Saratoga. This morning Phil and Ali made Greenland's first ever balloon flight over the runway at Narsarsuaq (all Greenland airports closed on Sunday).

Nuuk tomorrow if the weather holds.

Mike, sorry about ruining all your good work on the wheel spats!

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https://www.facebook.com/mark.albery...=3&pnref=story
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:44 AM
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Thumbs up Wheel spats easily replaced

Great Greenland photos. Seen this many times from 35,000 ft, not the same as the view you have. Enjoy your second transatlantic Adventure in 713MB
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:23 PM
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The hero after the brake fire was the pilot of the Beech 18, John Herbert, who also happens to be an RV-7 builder and owner in his usual home in South Africa.
He was straight in assessing the damage to the tyre and if the carcas was damaged. It was assessed fit for another landing or two and is now replaced.
He also managed to get new O rings and a pump oil can, together with a scrounged rusty but unopened can of 5606g fluid, got the brakes sorted.

I guess being an able bush pilot and aircraft mechanic is a good qualification for a Beech 18 skipper.

You may find some of our journalist companion's photos if you search out Tim Allen and Paula Frohlich.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:12 AM
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We've just arrived at Nuuk, Greenland. Tomorrow Sisimiut then Qikiktarjuaq Canada if the weather's good. More photos soon!
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:07 AM
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Tomorrow Sisimiut then Qikiktarjuaq Canada if the weather's good. More photos soon!
Welcome to Canada! If you come anywhere near Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) in SW'ern Ontario please let me know'

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Old 06-27-2017, 10:31 AM
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Mark, I know you are busy, but your adventure(s) should be documented in a movie and/or a book.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:38 AM
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Default ROYCO 782 Synthetic Fire Resistant Aircraft Hydraulic Fluid

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5606g fluid
Your story reminds me why I switched to the ROYCO 782 Synthetic Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluid in my plane.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:53 PM
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We skipped Sisimiut and flew direct to Qikiqtarjuaq in Canada over the Cape Dyer station.
Tim and Paula have shot an enormous amount of professional video, so I expect there will be some final production in the future.
Tomorrow's plan is for Iqaluit. Cumberland Sound is the last but one water crossing. I look forward to not flying in a dry suit again!
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