virtual sailplane saga in realtime

around the world in 80 days . . .

800 days . . .

8 yrs

flights of solidarity by a meanderer of misplaced empire

soaring son of mother earth

 

Jim Rucquoi

poems / pix / pedals / posts



flightplan: MK-1 Nose + X-plane v's 7-9 by Laminar Research

a/c: I. Schempp-Hirth Std Cirrus sailplane NBB01, II. Semme S-10 motorglider MK D-KVIE

flight controls: I. 20" iMac G-4/1.25 GHz, II. 24" iMac 2.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, III. 27" iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7

guidance: various on pandora.com

NBB01 launched sometime in June 2004 from southern California out of San Bernadino International KSBD on easterly heading

 


left: Std Cirrus by David Steward in gallery/australia @ Standard Cirrus.org | right: kicking up my heels 2/12/12 homebound off Ust-Kamchatsk aboard MK D-KVIE

 

PART ONE

june '04 - april '07

california | sw states | gulf states | carribbean | south america N | brazil | west africa | north africa | spain | france-côte | alps-rhine | low countries

england | scotland | scandinavia | russia | baltic states-belarus | poland | ukraine-romania | bulgaria | turkey | syria | iraq-iran

 

PART TWO

april '07 - _____

himalayas - west | himalays - east | indochina | china | japan: ryukyu isles | kyushu - honshu south | honshu north| hokkaido isle | kuril isles - kamchatka

aleutians | unimak/peninsula | alaska gulfcoast | alexander archipelago | canada pacific | washington coast | oregon coast | california coast

 

( logged here in reverse: latest reported whereabous is last entry just below, top of log )

depart
 
field
arrive
field
howso
 
B. UNIMAK - ALASKA PENINSULA
3/17
0815
Port Heiden PAPH
0850
Pilot Pt PAPN
sky graphics layer, give out. experiment w/ auto pilot, won't disengage
3/17
0740
Chignik PAJC
0810
Port Heiden PAPH
gravel
3/17
0605
Perryville PAPE
0640
Chignik PAJC
wind cranked down to 0, good landing on gravel rwy
3/16
1600
Sand Pt PASD
1635
Perryville PAPE
gravel a/f on narrow spit in bay
3/16
0655
King Cove PAVC
0735
Sand Pt PASD
better on cranked-in wx
3/15
1815
Cold Bay PACD
1830
King Cove PAVC
motored, crashed anyhow in another snowstorm, 0 vis, sys warning posted for no-fly conditions, getting the pt: don't use auto local weather
   
     
3/14
1925
Cape Sarichef PACS
2020
Cold Bay PACD
snowstorm - crashed just short of short gravel a/f
3/10
1435
Unalaska PADU (Dutch Harbor)
1540
Cape Sarichef PACS
smoke from rt cowling. bad t/o
A. NEAR - RAT - ANDREANOF ISLES
       
3/10
0920
Chernofski Harbor KCN
0950
Unalaska PADU (Dutch Harbor)
mounting serious tech problems, starting w/ unstable t/o-landings, progressing to bad graphics, finally no t/o at all. checked/altered XP settings, ran all hardware utils, mystery . . . or simple: soaked & frozen undercarriage / prop / engine !
3/10
0745
Nikolski AS PAKO
0915
Chernofski Harbor KCN
sealplane station! amazing: wheels up waterborne land-t/o!
3/9
0745
Atka PAAK
1010
Nikolski AS PAKO
3/8
0800
Adak PADK
0925
Atka PAAK
3/7
0445
Eareckson AFS PASY
0800
Adak PADK
2/20
1155
Casco Cove CGS PATU
1220
Eareckson AFS PASY
   
 
2/19
1130
Nikolskoye UHPX
1430
Casco Cove CGS PATU
hello USA!
 
ALEUTIANS
ROSSIJA: KURIL ISLES - KAMCHATKA
           
2/12
0700
Ust-Kamchatsk UHPK
0815
Nikolskoye UHPX (Commander Isles)
stepping off asia, on to Aleutians!
   
 
1/23
1300
Klyuchi UHPY
1345
Ust-Kamchatsk UHPK
1/23
1230
Kozyrevsk UHPO
1255
Klyuchi UHPY
1/22
0630
Milkovo UHRM
0750
Kozyrevsk UHPO
1/21
1705
Yelizovo UHPP (Petropavlosk)
1815
Milkovo UHRM
1/21
0915
Lenino UHP1
1000
Yelizovo UHPP (Petropavlosk)
1/21
?? Kuril Isle, skip to W Kamchatka
Lenino UHP1
won't take off open field, engine won't restart w/o a/f, skip to kamchatka
           
   
 
   
 
1/21
0510
Burevsetnik UHPB
0730
?? Kuril Isle
long pre-dawn flt, controls blank out ( no solar recharge ), land on unknown isle
1/20
1135
Memanbetsu RJCM
1340
Burevsetnik UHPB
trees on rwy!
HOKKAIDO ISLE
1/19
1245
Asahikawa RJEC
1345
Memanbetsu RJCM
on to Kuril Isles
       
1/19
0610
Chitose RJCJ
0655
Asahikawa RJEC
1/18
0845
Ominato NAS
0935
Chitose RJCJ
   
     
1/17
1245
Misawa AB RJSM
1315
Ominato NAS
crashed - rwy too short, landing too hard
HONSHU NORTH
 
       
1/16
0845
Akita RJSK
0915
Misawa AB RJSM
on to Hokkaido
1/15
1000
Shonai RJSY to Akita RJSK
1040
1/12
1735
Niigata RJSN
1825
Shonai RJSY
nite flt/landing- good!
1/11
0820
Toyama RJNT
0845
Niigata RJSN
KYUSHU - HONSHU SOUTH
1/10
1230
Komatsu RJNK
1315
Toyama RJNT
on to Honshu North
1/6
1035
Tottori RJOR
1210
Komatsu RJNK
1/5
1207
Miho RJOH
1235
Tottori RJOR
1/2/12
1035
Hiroshimanishi RJBH
1130
Miho RJOH
12/30
0735
Oita RJFO
0825
Hiroshimanishi RJBH

6 mos off; mem lapse, couldn't find keyboard throttle! ( there is none, mr daring pilot. it works off your kenshington, remember?! )

sure good to be back in the clouds

perhaps time to take in these crosshairs where my coutry launched the atomic age against whole city of defenseless civilians

   
     
7/30
1230
Kumamoto RJFT
1315
Oita RJFO
6/21
1445
Nyutabaru RJFN
1530
Kumamoto RJFT
5/25
1910
Miyazaki RJFM
1925
Nyutabaru RJFN
5/25
0950
Kanoya RJFY
1020
Miyazaki RJFM
 
RYUKYU ISLES
5/25
0700
New Tanegashima RJFG
0735
Kanoya RJFY
hello Kyusho!
5/24
1530
Yaku Shima RJFC
1545
New Tanegashima RJFG
5/23
1800
Suwanose Jima RJX8
1855
Yaku Shima RJFC
     
5/23
0700
Amami RJKA
0750
Suwanose Jima RJX8
5/15
0710
Tokunoshima RJKN
0755
Amami RJKA
5/14
1125
Okierabu RJKB
1145
Tokunoshima RJKN
5/14
1100
Yoron RORY
1122
Okierabu RJKB
5/7
1910
Kadenaab RODN
1945
Yoron RORY
4/15
1630
Kerama ROKR
1650
Kadenaab RODN
4/6
1320
Miyako ROMY
1430
Kerama ROKR
3/26
1445
Tarama RORT
1510
Miyako ROMY
3/6
1740
Ishigaki ROIG
1805
Tarama RORT
3/3
0910
Yonasuni ROYN
0955
Ishigaki ROIG
 
ZHONGGUO and up
3/2
1710
Hsinchu RCPO
1845
Yonasuni ROYN (Nansei-Shoto southern isles)
hello Japan!
3/2
1055
Magong RCQC (Matsu)
1120
Hsinchu RCPO
2/28
1200
Gaoqi ZSAM
1320
Magong RCQC (Matsu)
hello Taiwan!
2/25
1705
Shang Yi RCBS
0935
Gaoqi ZSAM
2/25
0700
Kai Tak VHXX
0840
Shang Yi RCBS
2/24
1905
Baoan Intn'l ZGSG (Hong Kong)
2010
Kai Tak VHXX
" closed "
2/18
0945
Baiyun Intn'l ZGGG
1020

Baoan Intn'l ZGSG (Hong Kong)

reported china a/f's sparse, even along coast, take to isles earliest
2/17
0840
Wuxu ZGNN
1140
Baiyun Intn'l ZGGG
 
MYANMA - PRATHET TAI - LAW - VIET NAM
2/15
0815
Haiphong Kienan VV03
1025
Wuxu ZGNN
night flt, full moon on horiz
2/15
1810
Hanoi VVNB
1825
Haiphong Kienan VV03

the king of bhutan said very little when he turned away my s-10 but peace was everywhere in his msg for the flight ahead . . .

if you come bearing music no one will oppose you, even there where your countrymen went to bomb, where you might not think you were welcome. go in music & peace and be surprised! bring your meditations w/ you. you will be flying the silent flag of a former enemy.

2/14
0910
Bai Thuong VV01
1000
Hanoi VVNB
2/13
2000
Vinh VVVH to Bai Thuong VV01
2045
2/13
0910
Xieng Khouang North VL83
0950
Vinh VVVH
2/12
0950
Luang Phabang Intn'l VLLB
1030
Xieng Khouang North VL83
     
2/11
0740
Tachileik VYTL
0830
Luang Phabang Intn'l VLLB
2/9
0905
Monghsat VYMS
0935
Tachileik VYTL
2/8
1650
Loikaw VYLK
1810
Monghsat VYMS
2/7
0730
Nayayidaw VYEL
0815
Loikaw VYLK
crash VYMS, too steep, couldn't wave off
2/6
1745
New Magway VY02
1840
Nayayidaw VYEL
2/6
1345
Ann VYAN
1428
New Magway VYO2
2/5
0940
Sittwe VYSW
1040
Ann VYAN
HIMALAYAS - EAST
 
     
2/4
1910
Coxs Bazar VGCB
2020
Sittwe VYSW
hello Burma!
2/3
0805
Shah Amanat Intn'l (Chittagong) VGEG to Coxs Bazar VGCB
0845
1/31
1000
Kailashahar VEKR
1200
Shah Amanat Intn'l (Chittagong) VGEG
1/31
1750
Osmany Intn'l VGSY
1830
Kailashahar VEKR
1/30
1420
Bararani VEBJ
1455
Osmany Intn'l VGSY
1/29
0745
Tezpur VETZ
0900
Bararani VEBJ
crash- too fast approach again
1/25
1440
Thimphu VQTU
1550
Tezpur VETZ
1/25
1505
Phulla YONG
1540
Thimphu ?VQTU
no listed a/f Bhutan
1/21
1630
Paro S VQRR
1705
Hashimara VE44
1/19
0940
Bagdogra VEBD
0950
Paro S VQRR
1/18
0725
Chandragadhi VNCG
0850
Bagdogra VEBD
experimenting w/ on-board camera, BEWARE SHIFT-SPACE: lost plane, flew away! restart @ nearest a/fVEBD
1/18
0545
Tumlingtar E VNTR
1710
Chandragadhi VNCG
head for Thimphu, Bhutan of GHP fame, thence SO along Ganges thru Bangladesh to Burma
1/17/11
1530
Rumjatar Kathmandu
1635
Tumlingtar E VNTR
back in the saddle
ATTEMPT "GHP" BHUTAN
5/13
0545
Coochbehar VECO
0625
Saidpur VGSD
course change SE to Bay of Bengal
5/8
0600
Bagdogra VEBD
0705
Coochbehar VECO
5/7
0740
Biratnagar VNIV
0820
Bagdogra VEBD
5/4
0730
Janakpur VNJP
0740
Biratnagar VNIV
4/27
0550
Simara VNSI
0605
Janakpur VNJP
4/21
0645
Meghavli VNMG
0730
Simara VNSI
4/20
1835
Bhairahawa VNBW
2010
Meghavli VNMG
grass strip
4/20
0530
Nepalgunj VNNG
0650
Bhairahawa VNBW
welcome S-10, at last self-powered machine for flts long & hi . . . perfect!
4/16
0630
Bareily VIBY
0805
Nepalgunj VNNG
   
HIMALAYAS - WEST
4/15
0705
Indira Gandhi Intn'l VIDP
0905
Bareilly VIBY
4/14
1910
Hindon VIDD
1935
Indira Gandhi Intn'l VIDP
released @ 3k', nice nite flt
4/14
0545
Meerut SW VA2B
0605
Hindon VIDD
4/13
0635
Sarsawa VISP
0800
Meerut SW VA2B
4/11
0525
Ambala VIAM
0600
Sarsawa VISP
4/10
1600
Chandigarh VICG
1630
Ambala VIAM
4/10
0750
Shimla VISM
0820
Chandigarh VICG
4/9
0820
Kulu Manali VIBR
0910
Shimla VISM
steep riv valley t/o, landing, maintained good ridge lift @ 15k'
4/7
0520
Kangra VIGG
0625
Kulu Manali VIBR
4/6
0530
Fathankot VIPK
0610
Kangra VIGG
towed to 7k', good flt, 4-7k' ridge lifts, crash landed at a/f w/ strong tailwind, 100kts, no flaps/airbrakes
4/5
1915
Jallowal VI88
1940
Fathankot VIPK
unsuccessful, only tow to 2k'
4/5
0610
Amritsar VIAR
0655
Jallowal VI88
try cable tow vs towplane, only up to 3k'
4/2
0645
Allama Iqbal OPLA
0740
Amritsar, India VIAR
4/2
0540
Okara OPOK
0630
Allama Iqbal OPLA
very rough up to 23k'
4/1
0520
Velhari OP21
0640
Okara OPOK
3/31
start
Multan OPMT
0650
Velhari OP21
1st successful flt on x-plane v.9, only ASK-21 vs. SH-Cirrus avail in this v., head E out of mtns
CABLE TOW & RIDGE LIFT EXPERIMENTS
 
3/18
0600
Gilgit OPGT
0710
Murgab VTZZ
lost in mtns
3/17
0545
Skardu OPSD
0650
Gilgit OPGT
tow plane crashes into mtn, need to go winch-tow, if can get hi enuf
3/16
1540
Kargil VIZZ
1625
Skardu OPSD
3/16
0605
Srinagar VISR
0715
Kargil VIZZ
towed to 26k', crashed at a/f in snowstorm, icing on wings
2/26
0725
Tarbela Dam OPTA
0855
Srinagar, India VISR
flying blind to nxt grid, crashed on ridge @500', 15 min from VISR
2/25
0555
Risalpur OPRS
0635
Tarbela Dam OPTA
dawn flt
2/24
0825
Peshawar OPPS
0853
Risalpur OPRS
2/23
0648
Mianwali OPMI
0822
Peshawar OPPS
2/21
1920
Dera Ismail Khan OPDI
2020
Mianwali OPMI
2/20
0655
Kot Addu OPZZ
0820
Dera Ismail Khan OPDI
by the stars, amazing thermals, landing w/ rwy lits only
 
   
MTN CROSSING ATTEMPT
 
2/18/09
0750
Multan Intn'l OPMT
0820
Kot Addu OPZZ
17 mos roaming alleys of multan . . . good to be back in the clouds!
9/24
1230
Bahawalpur OPBW
1340
Multan Intn'l OPMT
9/17
1005
Khanpur OPZZ
1120
Bahawalpur OPBW
9/6
1100
Sheikh Zayed OPRK
1130
Khanpur OPZZ
gravel strip
9/3
1505
Khairpur OPZZ
1545
Sheikh Zayed OPRK
( Rahimayar )
8/17
1005
Pano Aquil SE OPZZ
1040
Khairpur OPZZ
8/10
1225
Sukkur OPSK
1255
Pano Aquil SE OPZZ
gravel strip
8/7
1345
Moenjodaro OPMJ
1430
Sukkur OPSK
8/1
1145
Nawabshah OPNH
1300
Moenjodaro OPMJ
7/6
1240
Jinnah Intn'l OPKC
1450
Nawabshah OPNH
up the indus north to mtns!
7/4
1600
Masroor OPMR
1620
Jinnah Intn'l, Karachi OPKC
6/27
1100
Ormara OPOR
1315
Masroor OPMR
long overwater passage to karachi, good therm @ 6,500'
6/7
1200
Pani OPPI
1310
Ormara OPOR
5/25/07
1800
Gwadar OPGD
1850
Pasni OPPI
beautiful twilight flt
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART

TWO

PAKISTAN - BHARAT - NEPAL - BANLADES
 
           
depart
at
field
arrive
field
howso
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
4/23
1510
Jiwani OPJI
1545
Gwadar
hello Pakistan
3/26
1435
Char Bahar OIZC
1545
Jiwani
3/23
1350
Jask OIZJ
1457
Char Bahar
(skipped ahead)
3/18
1250
Khassab OOKB
1420
Jask
3/7
1545
Qeshm So OIZZ
1630
Khassab
across Straits of Hormuz
2/15
1450
Dryrestan OIKQ
1320
Qeshm So
nice ridge ride down Jezireh-ye Qeshm Isle
2/14
1020
Bandar Lengeh OIBL
1120
Dryrestan
1/29/07
1200
Kish Island OIBK
1245
Bandar Lengeh
12/31/06
1500
Lauan Island OIBV
1555
Kish Island
12/28
1435
Asaloyeh OIZZ
1535
Lauan Island
12/21
1005
Tohid OIBJ
1030
Asaloyeh
12/15
1005
Bushehr OIBB
1145
Tohid
great ridge ride down zagros mtns
10/21
0915
Kark Island OIBQ
0945
Bushehr
JAM by air
9/26
1102
Bahregan OIZZ
1145
Kark Island
JAY
9/4
0855
Mahshahar OIAM
1000
Bahregan
8/29
1020
Abadan OIAA
1115
Mahshahar
8/17
0950
Al Basra Intn'l ORMM
1030
Abadan
IRAQ
8/10
1200
Ubayaday bin al Jarrah ORZZ
1400
Al Basra
bogged down in baghdad?
6/23
1545
Baghdad Intn'l ORBS
1720
Ubayadah bin al Jarrah
6/13
1245
Al Taqaddum AAF ORAT
1330
Baghdad Intn'l
no air brakes landing, ran off rwy. batt off?
5/2
1530
Al Muhammadi ORZZ
1615
Al Taqaddum AAF
AL-JUMHURIYAH AL-ARABIYAH AS-SURIYAH
4/25
0925
Deir Zaor OSDZ
1140
Al Muhammadi
clicked in

GINGER

4/16
0750
Palmyra OSPR
0950
Deir Zaor
4/14
0650
Tryas OSZZ
0730
Palmyra
resuming due E
3/4
1510
Al Qusayr OSZZ
1610
Tryas
2/20
1350
Hamah OSZZ
1425
Al Qusayr
2/11
1230
Abu Ad Duhur OSZZ
1315
Hamah
2/10
1835
Aleppo OSAP
1910
Abu Ad Duhur
no rwy lights
 
TURKIYE CUMHURIYETI
           
1/20
1115
Iskenderon LTAK
1220
Aleppo Intn'l
1/16
0930
Adana LTAF
1015
Iskenderon
1/1/06
0800
Konya LTAN
1120
Adana
12/10/05
0840
Sivrihisar LTAV
1010
Konya
happy anniversary J&A
11/24
0720
Anadolu LTBY
0800
Sivrihisar
thanksgiving: 715 myrtle!
11/19
0825
Yenisehir LTBR
0920
Anadolu
(by Eskisehir)
11/10
1120
Ataturk LTBA
1215
Yenisehir
transfer control to farmhouse
11/4
1720
Corlu LTBU
1805
Ataturk (Istanbul)
asia approach
11/3
0730
Mustrak LBZZ
0855
Corlu
 
 
BULGARIYA
           
11/2
0605
Stara Zagora LBSZ
0655
Mustrak
crack of dawn, couldn't see a/f, landed in meadow nearby
11/1
0710
Dolna Mitropoliya LBZZ
0825
Stara Zagora
 
 
ROMANIA
           
10/31
0720
Craiova LRCV
0815
Dolna
10/30
0505
Sibiu LRSB
0630
Craiova
10/26
0635
Someseni LRCL
0730
Sibiu
first time since US that i pass up & over an a/f!
final at satu mare
10/25
1530
Satu Mare LRSM
0845
Someseni
10/23
0610
Uzhhorord UKLU
0705
Satu Mare
 
UKRAYINA
           
10/22
0700
Bircza EPZZ
0805
Uzhhorod
towplane crashed on crater wall, had to winch up to 3000', crawling thence across carpathian ridges to 5000', finally reaching 7300' along final ridge just ahead of uzbborord
 
 
POLSKA
bircza crater a/f
10/21
0855
Jasionka (Rzeszow) EPRZ
0930
Bircza
a/f in a crater in the carpathians
10/20
0800
Deblin EPDE
0920
Jasionka
10/18
0715
Brest UMBB
0825
Deblin
sure the weather is graciously always fair just as i've set it what i'm battling here is my own disquiet
 
 
EESTI VABARIIK - LATVIJA - LIETUVA - BELORUSSKAYA
           
10/16
0605
Grodno UMMG
0735
Brest

from kaunas at dawn

10/15
0655
Kaunas Intn'l EYKA
0810
Grodno
10/14
0530
Kedainiai EYKD
0555
Kaunas
by starlight, night landing
10/13
0720
Barysiai EYSB
0805
Kedainiai

from riga at dawn

10/12
0710
Riga EVRA
0755
Barysiai
10/11
0845
Parnu EEPU
1005
Riga
leisurely run down e shore of gulf of riga an occupied land reborn, a people once again
10/8
0705
Tartu EETU
0810
Parnu
10/6
0745
Pulkovo (St Pete) ULLI
1000
Tartu
across lake peipus into estonia
 
 
ROSSIYSKAYA FEDERATSIYA
 
discovered "planet view" that confirms few cities & a/f's in russia --first plot failure in the program --lingering casualty of coldwar? following planet view to a/f's in central europe-mideast, altering course to w and ssw. contacted randy witt @ x-plane, 913 269-0976 to check v 7.63 for holes.
9/28
0700
Pulkovo (St Pete) ULLI
1030
3rd try out of st pete, aborted on a main rd by what should be a maj city: valokigelukina. the city and its a/f are missing. this flight was over 3 grids. whadya know, no moscow too. ok so it's siberia; no steppe this vast! what's up x-plane!
9/20
0630
Pulkovo (St Pete) ULLI
0730
aborted in field ssw of st pete; no a/f in sight
9/19
0820
Besovets ULPB
1100
Pulkovo
9/17
0715
Joensuu EFJO
0925
Besovets
hello russia!
 
 
SUOMI
9/15
0745
Kuopio EFKU
0840
Joensuu
9/14
1305
Viitasaari EFVI
1400
Kuopio
9/13
0800
Kivijarvi EFKV
0825
Viitasaari
gravel strip. overshot
9/12
0715
Kauhava EFKA
0815
Kivijarvi
9/11
0720
Vaasa EFVA
0800
Kauhava
9/9
0525
Ornskoldsvik ESNO
0650
Vaasa
setting off in steel grey dawn, full moon across gulf of bothnie to the land of sibelius & nokia
SVERIGE
9/8
0650
Halluiken ESNA
0825
Ornskoldsvik
longish flt over flatlands to the coast
9/7
1030
Ostersund Froson ESPC
1115
Halluiken
9/6
0800
Trondheim Vaernes ENVA
0945
Ostersund
NORGE
9/5
0915
Kristiansund ENKB
1055
Trondheim
towards new heading to catch arctic cir: shorter great circle route?
9/3
0520
Vigra ENAL
0625
Kristiansund
9/1
1620
Floro ENFL
1730
Vigra
back to old 030 heading
8/31
0825
Bergen Flesland ENBR
0950
Floro
a coast of wonders!
8/29
2125
Unst EGPW
0030
Bergen
due east along 60th parallel by starlight

hurricane katrina in new orleans

 
 
SCOTLAND
           
8/26
0850
Sumburgh EGPG
1055
Unst

in the shetlands, sumburgh to unst GPS

8/25
1455
Fair Isle EGFF
1525
Sumburgh
shetlands
8/25
0900
Kirkwall EGPA
0955
Fair Isle
rough land on hilltop field
8/24
0655
Wick EGPC
0730
Kirkwall
orkneys

final at wick

8/23
1555
Aberdeen EGPD
1725
Wick
8/22
1200
Kingsmuir EG59
1305
Aberdeen Dyce
8/22
0630
Charterhall EG16
0705
Kingsmuir
 
 
ENGLAND
           
8/21
0815
Newcastle EGNT
0905
Charterhall
good winds off highlands
8/20
1930
Yearb EGX5
2010
Newcastle

from yearb at dawn

8/19
0745
Pocklington EG82
0835
Yearb
8/18
1930
Beverley EGNY
1950
Pocklington
8/18
1215
North Coates EG75
1255
Beverley
8/17
0815
Burnham EG13
0905
North Coates
8/16
1655
Tibenham EG97
1730
Burnham
burnham gravel rwy
8/15
0735
Clacton EGSQ
0825
Tibenham Priory Farm
8/14
1520
Manston EGMH
1555
Clacton-on-Sea
8/13
0815
Oostende EBOS
0920
Manston
fatherland to mothertongue
LOW COUNTRIES
8/11
0650
Wevelgem EGKT
0720
Oostende
8/9
2030
Brussels Nat EBBR
2120
Wevelgem
near fullmoon
8/7
2230
Brussels So EBCI
2300
Brussels Nat
8/7
0935
Dahlemer Binz EDKV
1100
Brussels So
RHEIN
8/5
0635
Mainz EDFZ
0705
Dahlemer Binz
8/4
1555
Worms EDFV
1635
Mainz Finthen
8/3
1635
Mannheim EDFM
1655
Worms
8/2
0910
Karlsruhe EDSB
1000
Mannheim City
8/1
0835
Strasbourg LFST
0900
Karlsruhe Baden Baden
up the rhine
ALSACE
7/31
1455
Mulhouse LFGB
1550
Strasbourg Entheim
7/31
1015
Grenchen LSZG
1050
Mulhouse Habsheim
ALPES-ALPI-ALPEN
7/30
2000
Bern LSZB
2015
Grenchen
7/30
1210
Sion LSGS
1305
Bern-Belp
winched off, thermaled to 8500, crossed at 9600, long ridge run @ 10-11000
7/30
1140
Sion LSGS
winched off, crashed at 7100
7/29
0650
Aosta LIMW
0800
Sion
winched off
7/28
0610
Aosta LIMW
towplane likes mountainside so winched to 9600 then crashed at peak, great flt otherwise
7/26
1250
Sollieres LFKD
1245
Aosta
7/24
1310
Mt Dauphin St Crepin LFNC
1355
Sollieres
grass

lac st croix & gorges de verdon?

7/22
1105
Chateau Arnoux St Auban
1605
Mt Dauphin St Crepin
grass at dauphin. searching for lac st croix, gorges de verdon, baudinard by way of gap tallard sisteron theze. no airfields shown- huh?
7/21
1420
Barcelonnette St Pons LFMR
1530
Chateau Arnoux St Auban
7/21
0940
Vinon LFML
1050
Barcelonnette St Pons
gravel
7/19
0600
Marseille LFML
0635
Vinon
FRANCE CÔTE
7/18
1329
Montpellier LFMT
1435
Marseille
across the empty camargue
7/17
1130
Beziers LFMU
1200
Montpellier Med
7/16
0815
Perpignan LFMP
0900
Beziers Vias
7/13
0935
Mont Louis Q LFNQ
1010
Perpignan Rivesaltes
7/12
1620
La Cerdenya LECD
1645
Mont Louis La Quillane
in search of andorra la veilla airport
ESPAÑA
7/11
2320
Seo De Urqel LESU
2345
La Cerdenya
7/10
1510
Lqualada LEIG
1600
Seo De Urqel
7/7
1245
Reus LERS
1325
Lqualada
leaving coast northbound for andorra
7/6
0707
Castellon LECN
0845
Reus
6/29
0945
Valencia LEVC
1030
Castellon
6/22
2312
M. Alicanti LEML
2420
Valencia
pitchblack fly
6/20
1100
Alicante LEAL
1120
Muchamiel Alicante
strong crosswind. no rudder OK. grass
6/15
2200
CQ Alicante LECQ
2235
Alicante
by starlight
6/6
0815
Alcantaril LEMP
0845
Ciudad Quesada Alicante
grass
6/5
1525
Almeria LEAM
1725
Los Martinos del Puerto (Alcantaril)
grass
6/2
0815
Jayena LEZZ
0940
Almeria
5/21
1800
Malaga LEMG
1840
Jayena
5/20
1200
Gibralter LXGB
1255
Malaga
5/18
0530
Tangiers GMTT
0610
Gibralter
hello father continent!

goodbye mother continent!

AL MAMLAKAH
5/17
1530
Kenitra GMMY
1725
Tangiers
5/15
1845
Sale GMME
1910
Kenitra
5/14
0745
Casablanca GMMN
0845
Sale
5/13
0645
Marrakech GMMX
0835
Casa Mohammed V
5/4
0540
Al Massira GMAD
0735
Marrakech
5/3
0700
Sidi Ifni GMMF
0812
Al Massira (Agadir)
5/2
0525
Tan Tan GMAT
0700
Sidi Ifni
5/1
0710
Laayoune GMML
0945
Tan Tan
4/28
0525
Ad Dakhla GMMH
1010
Laayoune (Hassan I)
4/26
0710
Nouadhibou GQPP
1030
Ad Dakhla
MURITANIYAH
4/22
0615
Nouakchott GQNN
1000
Nouadhibou
4/13
1400
St Louis GOSS
1615
Nouakchott
SENEGAL
4/11
0735
LS Intnl Dakar GOOY
0935
St Louis
4/10
0730
Kaolack GOOK
0910
Leopold Senghor Intnl Dakar
4/9
0850
Bangui GBYD
1005
Kaolack
THE GAMBIA
4/8
0630
Cap Skiring GOGS
0730
Bangui Intnl
GUINEA-BISSAU
4/7
1130
Bissau GGOV
1240
Cap Skiring
4/7
0700
Cufar GGCF
0750
Bissau Oswaldo Vierira Intnl
formerly portuguese guinea, speaking balanta-kentobe
4/6
0930
Fria GUFA
1140
Cufar
back in v. 7.68, holding course at last! set 30% thermal coverage, 735 fpm climb. disconnecting pedals
GUINEA
3/2
2000
Conakry GUCY
2000
Fria
per google much bauxite here
2/28/05
1225
Freetown GFLL
1400
Conakry
v 8.06 trial. stick pulls rt, diff feel altogether, very touchy on t/o. in conakry e-mailed sos childrens village in susu: i nu wali? tana mu xi/ wa na temui. n xili jim!
SIERRA LEONE
shipping plane (clicked) to freetown; never did find the 3 days & nights to make it across to ascension is at a single sitting, should've hopped off from newfoundland like eveyone else, owe it to the saga, maybe pick up a leg on backside
BRASIL
11/3/04
0855
Augusto Severo SBNT
1303
Ilha Fernando de Noronha
one long r&r on the island over holidays + figuring next move, checking moon tables etc
10/22
1055
Jardim de Angicos SNJA
1145
Augusto Severo
10/21
0730
Acu SNUC
0840
Jardim de Angicos
10/20
0725
Mossoro SBMS
0810
Acu
10/19
1935
Maisa SBZZ
1955
Dix Sept Roasado (Mossoro)
10/19
0855
Arcati SNAT
0940
Maisa
10/18
2030
Pinto Martins SBFZ
2150
Arcati
10/18
1025
Sobral SNOB
1225
Pinto Martins
10/17
0725
Camocim SBZZ
0830
Sobral
10/16
0915
Parnaiba SBPB
1015
Camocim
10/15
2400
Brejo SNRJ
0140
Parnaiba
10/15
1020
Urbano Santos SNUD
1110
Brejo
10/14
0840
Col Alex Raposo SBZZ
1025
Urbano Santos
10/13
0550
Gumaraes SNGM
0635
Col Alex Raposo
10/12
1045
Carutapera SNCP
1235
Gumaraes
10/9
0830
Salinopolis SBZZ
1025
Carutapera
10/8
1815
Soure SNSW
1940
Salinopolis
10/7
0610
Chaves SNXW
0800
Soure
10/4
0720
Macapa SBXK
0835
Chaves
close on farmhouse
10/3
1355
Amapa SBAM
1520
Macapa
9/30
1030
Oiapoque SBOI
1240
Amapa
9/29
1430
Cayenne (Rochembeau) SOLA
1555
Oiapoque
GUYANA - SURINAM - GUYANE
9/24
1210
Paramaribo, Suriname SMJP
1405
Cayenne, FG
9/23
0920
Timehri, Guyana SYCJ
1255
Paramaribo, S
9/21
1035
Tumeremo SVTM
1615
Timehri, G
9/19
1540
Upata SVUP
1655
Tumeremo
9/19
1015
Georgetown SVPR
1130
Upata
9/17
2300
Pedernales SVPE
0145
Georgetown
no rwy lights, long flt
VENEZUELA
9/17
1445
Guiria SVGI
1535
Pedernales
9/16
1030
Piarco TTPP
1145
Guiria
WINDWARD ISLANDS
9/15
1915
Crown Pt, Tobago TTCP
2015
Piarco
9/14
1000
Pt Saline, Granada TGPY
1120
Crown Pt
9/13
1845
Union Is Intn'l, Grenadines TVSU
1930
Pt Saline
9/13
1300
ET Joshua, St Vincent TUSU
1355
Union Is
9/12
1935
Vieux Fort, St Lucia TLPL
2020
ET Joshua
9/12
0750
Castries, St Lucia TLPC
0815
Vieux Fort
9/11
1915
Fort de France, Martinique TFFF
2000
Castries
9/11
0655
Canefield, Dominica TDCF
0755
Fort de France
9/10
1910
Melville Hall, Dominica TDPD
1945
Canefield
9/10
0645
Marie Galante, Guadaloupe TFFM
0710
Melville Hall
9/9
2050
Pointe a Pitre, Guadaloupe
2125
Marie Galante
LEEWARD ISLANDS
9/9
1510
Bird/Antigua TAPA
1610
Pointe-a-Pitre Guadaloupe
9/8
1135
RL Bradshaw, Basseterre St Kitts-Nevis TKPK
1235
VC Bird/Antigua
9/7
2040
FD Roosevelt/St Eustace TNCE
2105
Basseterre/St Kitts-N
9/7
1130
Princess Juliana Intn'l, St Maarten TNCM
1215
St Eustace
9/6
1840
Terrence B Lettsome Intn'l, VI TUPJ
2010
St Maarten
hurricane frances here
9/4
1210
Cyril E King, VI TIST
1245
St Thomas
GREATER ANTILLES
9/3
2005
Benjamin Rivera Noriega Field, PR CPX
2030
CE King, VI
9/3
1605
Roosevelt Roads NS, PR TJNR
1620
Noriega Field
9/2
1815
San Juan PR TJIG
1855
Ros Rds
9/2
0820
Borinquen PR TJBQ
0930
San Juan
9/1
1015
Punta Cana DR MDPC
1140
Borinquen PR
8/31
1210
Casa de Campo Intn'l La Romana MDLR
1320
Punta Cana
8/31
0830
Herrera Intn'l MDHE
0940
La Romana
8/30
2140
Constanza MDCZ
2200
Herrera
8/30
1225
Cibao Intn'l, Santiago MDST
1330
Constanza
8/28
2330
Puerto Plata MDPP
2355
Santiago
8/26
2050
Monte Cristi MDMC
2200
Puerto Plata
8/26
1750
Cap Haitien MTCH
1825
Monte Cristi
8/26
0810
Port de Paix Haiti MTPX
0900
Cap Haitien
8/24
0940
Mariana Grajales MUGT
1225
Port de Paix
across windward passage
8/23
2145
NAS Gitmo MUGM
2210
Grajales
8/23
0830
Antonio Macco Intn'l, Santiago MUCU
0910
NAS Gitmo
8/22
1710
Frank Pais, Holguin MUHG
1815
Santiago
hurricane charlie here
8/13
1020
Hermanos Ameijeiras, Tunas MUVT
1105
Holguin
8/12
2130
Roberto Yaguero MUSL
Tunas
8/12
1420
Ignacio Agramonte, Camaguey MUCM
Robt Yaguero
8/11
1835
Maximo Gomez, Ciego de Avila MUCA
Camaguey
8/11
1420
Sancti Spiritus MUSS
Ciego de Avila
8/11
0900
Alberto Delgado, Trinidad MUTD
Sancti Spiritus
8/10
2105
Jaime Gonzalez, Cienfuegos MUCF
Trinidad
8/10
1335
Gualberto Gomez Intn'l, Varder/Matanzas MUVR
Cienfuegos
8/10
0840
Key West Intn'l KEYW
Matanzas
GULF STATES
8/9
0805
Marco Is KMKY
Key West
8/8
2110
Naples Municipal KAPF
Marco Is
8/8
1500
SW FL Intn'l, Fort Myers KRSW
Naples
8/7
1205
No Captiva Air Inc 4X2
Fort Myers
8/7
1020
Venice Municipal KVNC
No Cap Air
8/6
1820
Sarasota-Bradenton Intn'l KSRQ
Venice
8/6
1615
Ellenton 6FD7
Sarasota
8/6
1330
Clearwater Air Park KCLW
Ellenton
8/6
0935
Hernando County KBKV
Clearwater
8/5
1500
Crystal River
Hernando
8/5
1420
George T Lewis (Cedar Key) KCDK
Crystal River
8/5
0940
Ezell
Cedar Key
8/4
1720
Carabelle Thompson X13
Ezell
8/3
1610
Apalachicola Municipal KAAF
C Thompson
8/3
1340
Costin FD51
Apalachicol
8/3
0825
Bay County Intn'l (Panama City) KPFN
Costin
8/2
1845
Destin/Ft Walton Beach KDTS
Panama City
8/2
1120
Pensacola Regional KPNS
Destin
8/1
1715
Mobile Downtown KBFM
Pensacola
8/1
0920
Trent Lott Intn'l KPQL
Mobile
7/31
2225
Keesler AFB KBIX
Trent Lott
7/31
1830
Gulfport-Biloxi Intn'l KGPT
Keesler AFB
7/31
1630
Stennis Intn'l KHSA
Gulfport-Biloxi
7/31
1400
Slidell KASD
Stennis Intn'l
7/31
0735
Hammond Municipal KHDC
Slidell
7/30
2005
Baton Rouge Municipal KBTR
Hammond
7/30
0725
False River Regional KHZR
Baton Rouge
7/29
1630
Hardy Anders Field (Natchez Adams County) KHEZ
False River
7/29
1045
Alcorn State Univ MS28
Hardy Anders
7/28
1805
Vicksburg Tallulah Regional KTVR
Alcorn State Univ
down the mississippi
7/28
0745
Delhi Municipal OM9
Vicksburg
7/27
1220
Monroe Regional KMLU
Delhi
7/26
1520
Ruston Regional KRSN
Monroe
7/26
0900
Arcadia Bienville Parish 5FO
Ruston
7/25
2300
Shreveport Regional KSHV
Arcadia
SOUTHWEST STATES
7/25
1805
Harrison County KASL
Shreveport
7/25
0920
Holly Lake Ranch 16F
Harrison County
7/24
2050
Mineola Wisener Field 3F9
Holly Lake
7/23
2130
Canteen Hackney 7FS
Mineola Wisener
7/23
1940
Terrell Municipal KTRL
Canteen Hackney
7/23
0810
Lancaster KLNC
Terrell
7/22
2135
Arlington Municipal KGKY
Lancaster
7/22
0710
Bourland Field 50F
Arlington
7/21
2023
Mineral Wells KMWL
Bourland
7/21
0830
Possum Kingdom F35
Mineral Wells
7/20
2115
Rosser Ranch 10F
Possum Kingdom
7/19
1040
Arledge Field F56
Rosser Ranch
7/18
2005
Hamlin Municipal 14F
Arledge
7/17
2035
Winston Field KSNK
Hamlin
7/17
1330
Lamesa Municipal 2FS
Winston
7/17
0630
Seagraves F97
Lamesa
7/16
2130
Denver City ES7
Seagraves
7/16
1750
Lea County Zip Franklin Memorial EO6
Denver City
7/16
1415
Artesia Municipal KATS
Lea County
7/15
2315
Timberon 52E
Artesia
7/15
1200
Condron AAF KWSD
Timberon
7/14
0755
Las Cruces Intn'l KLRU
Condron
7/13
2230
Hatch Municipal EO5
Las Cruces
7/13
0725
Turner Ridgeport NM72
Hatch
7/12
1815
Greenlee County KCFT
Turner
7/12
1055
Safford Regional KSAD
Greenlee
7/11
2200
Flying J Ranch E37
Safford
7/11
0800
San Carlos Apache P13
Flying J Ranch
7/10
2115
Superior Municipal E81
San Carlos Apache
7/9
0830
Williams Gateway KIWA
Superior
7/8
1020
McGillis Ultralight Field 2AZ7
Williams
i better start logging this

PART

ONE

           
June 04
San Bernadino Intn'l KSBD
test t/o & landings in CA, thence to tackle the rockies. hey i might just make it across the country . . .