Friday, June 12, 2015

The flying stuff (from Jack)

I have been planning this trip in one form or another for more than ten years. For the last few months I have spent hundreds of hours on all the details of the flying. We depart on Monday and I am sure the old military saying "no plan survives contact with the enemy" will prevail.  Weather and maintenance uncertainties are most likely to change the carefully laid plan.

But, regardless of how closely we adhere to "the plan," it will be a grand adventure.

From time-to-time I will post more technical aviation information for our pilot friends. Non-pilot friends can just skip that stuff as it is boring unless you engage in this business of aviating.

We launch from Austin around 6:30a on Monday (June 15) for St. Johns, New Newfoundland, Canada with a stop in Portland, Maine along the way. Almost 2,600 statue miles, so a long day. But, it is familiar territory, so it seems easy.