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June 13th, 2009, 15:15
Well we finally got all the red tape out of the way with the Canadians. Passengers loaded, cargo on, and for Dudley and I plenty of coffee. So, I guess we are ready.


TOW: 90359
FUEL: 6000#
P/L: 21160#

June 13th, 2009, 17:00
Some dirty bugger stole the bloody airport, below mims. Foggy as heck! :icon34:Trouble finding it! Alas, we made it.:ernae:

Landing wt. 87160
fuel used. 3199#
total fuel used: 3199#
Total cargo: 21160#

June 13th, 2009, 18:48
OK. Leaving KLGA for KDCA. Waiting for ATC clearance at runway 4:wavey:

TOW: 89500#
P/L: 20840#

June 13th, 2009, 20:09
Hey! we made it to KDCA. Man, we have had bad weather all the way from CYUL. I guess we will need the boys back in the land of Enchancment to do a good weather dance!:jump:

Landing wt: 87362#
Fuel used: 2138#
P/L: 20840#
TTL fuel used: 5337#

June 14th, 2009, 06:36
Heading out again after a restful night in the nation capital. All the hot air kepted us warn and cozy.:monkies:


Gross: 94580
P/l 17500
fuel 13880

June 14th, 2009, 10:11
Due to some new issue I will be unable to complete the race.

June 15th, 2009, 08:45
Due to some new issue I will be unable to complete
the race.

Sorry Taco,,,,,hope everything turns out ok.

We'll miss ya out here......:wavey:

June 15th, 2009, 11:47
I hope I got things sorted out. Went back and did the flight from KDCA to KMIA. Hot dog, all worked ok.:jump:

From Duenna:

Landing Wt. 87584lbs
Fuel used. 6975.2 lbs
Flight time. 3hrs and 28.2 mins
P/L 17500

Thanks for the note salt_air, back out and flying.


June 16th, 2009, 13:24
Custom has finally cleared us from KMIA to MKJP DC-6B:applause:

Gross 92992 lbs
P/L 19160 lbs
Fuel 10632 lbs

June 16th, 2009, 15:57
Hey, we made MKJP so real rough weather, but was able to climb over it. We didn't waste anytime getting out of KMIA, Balls to the Wall, pilot talke meaning throttles to the wall. hehe.:kilroy:

Per Duenna:

Landing Wt. 87882.6#
Fuel used. 5086#
Flight time. 2:14.08 hrs

TTL fuel used: 20597#

Taco and Dudley

June 16th, 2009, 16:03
Yeah, I've been "cleared" by customes that way too... At least you're out of the country now, more or less...

June 16th, 2009, 17:11
First night flight of the required three


Gross. 93325
P/L 20045
Fuel 10080

June 16th, 2009, 20:15
By george, the first night flight is in and done.:wiggle:

Landed at TJIG safe and sound. Per Duenna

Landing Wt. 87415
Fuel 5884.8
P/L 20045
Flight time. 2:50:40

June 17th, 2009, 11:26
Leaving TJIG for TNCC

Gross 93148
Fuel 8448
P/L 21500

June 17th, 2009, 14:06
Well, we are at TMCC, but there is a nice looking light poll next to the runway thats a little shorter now! Crashed! Now who in the heck would put something like that next to the runway! hehe

June 17th, 2009, 19:19
Could be worse. In my CalClassics retro New Orleans (KMSY) there's a telephone pole right in the middle of the touchdown zone on the runway... :isadizzy:

June 18th, 2009, 15:24
Beautiful approach and neat landing, and then the Pole, but, I think I will give it one more shot.

TNCC to MPMG:running:

Gross 93877
Fuel 10077
P/L 20600

June 18th, 2009, 18:25
Landed at MPMG, sure am getting tired of flying through thunder storms on approach. Oh, what the heck, that's why we get the big bucks.

Picture #1. I thought I would take a picture of my pole that I made shorter, but they fix @%$^$ thing!

Picture #2 taken just to show I missed it this time.:icon_lol:

Landing wt. 87915
Fuel 5938.3
P/L 20600
Time 2:43:26


June 18th, 2009, 18:49
Good deal Taco! :applause:

June 19th, 2009, 10:18
Off from MPMG to SEGU Second night flight.:wavey:

Gross 93880
Fuel 10080
P/L 20600

June 19th, 2009, 13:48
Nice safe approach and landing at SEGU. This completes the second night flight. :wiggle:

Per Duenna:
Landing Wt. 87419
Fuel used. 6437.7
P/L 20600
Flight time. 3:06:16

Pictures, take off from MPMG, Just coming out of thunder storms, Approach SEGU, Parked at the ramp.

June 21st, 2009, 16:43
Taking off from SEGU to SPLP, leaving in the evening, possible last night flight. DC-6B

Gross 93974 lbs
Fuel 10099 lbs
P/L 20675 lbs

June 21st, 2009, 16:45
Great AI aircraft in your photos!

June 23rd, 2009, 03:31
Taking off from SEGU to SPLP, leaving in the evening, possible last night flight. DC-6B

Gross 93974 lbs
Fuel 10099 lbs
P/L 20675 lbs

Oh Boy!,,,,Taco is cutting a path down thru here. Don't shake 'um up too bad I'll be right behind you later.

Good Luck!,,,we have some BIG mountians ahead of us. :bump:

June 24th, 2009, 06:38


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June 24th, 2009, 13:59
Henri Guillaumet

On Thursday, June 12 1930, Guillaumet tried to cross the Andes in his Aéropostale Portez 25 biplane—but was forced back by the weather. On Friday, he left Santiago and climbed only to face violent winds that eventually took him to 21,000 feet. After suddenly losing control and plummeting 12,000 feet, he found himself flying level below the storm above. But, despite an hour's efforts to circle and climb, he was unable gain enough altitude to get through the upcoming pass. He chose to crash land his Potez 25 on the Laguna Diamanté and huddled against the aircraft for protection against the swirling snow. After two days, on Sunday the 15th, he decided to try to walk out—heading east toward Argentina. On Wednesday morning he heard the sound of a rooster. And on Thursday he finally collapsed—within fifty feet of the hut of a shepherdess and her son. After starting to run from the strange wildman, they quickly recognized the distress and sent out an alarm. Guillaumet had walked three days, staying on his feet without sleep—for sleep itself would have meant death.

On Friday, Saint-Exupéry learned that his friend was alive and immediately flew to his side. Guillaumet collapsed into his arms and uttered the famous phrase, "What I have done, no beast would have done."

June 28th, 2009, 13:25
Due to some R/L issues was unable to complete the last posted flight, but going to give it another try.

Gross T/O wt. 93979
P/L 20675
Fuel 10113


June 28th, 2009, 16:07
Oh Well, crashed on night approached into SPLP:engel016:

July 11th, 2009, 14:06
Re-flight: SEGU to SPLP Night Flight, DC-6B

Gross t/o: 93353
Fuel: 10727
P/L: 19427

July 11th, 2009, 14:07
Good to see you back in the saddle Taco. :applause:

July 11th, 2009, 17:43
Landed at SPLP this time AOK.:icon_lol:

Per Duenna,

Flight time: 3:20:24
Landing Wt.: 87447 lbs
Fuel used: 5875.3 lbs
Pay Load: 19427

Thanks Moses,

July 12th, 2009, 14:31
Leaving SPLP for SLLP, whoa! it's hight up there!

Gross T/O: 94421 lbs
Fuel: 9922 lbs
P/L: 21300 lbs

Going to need some :engel016:wings on this bugger. Taco

July 12th, 2009, 17:33
Well, we made it to SLLP. Just showing off and made a low level pass over the runway, great fun, but some people were upset, shucks all I heard on the radio was "Damn Yankees!" Love it! taco.

Per Duenna:

Payload: 21300 lbs
Fuel used: 7335.1 lbs
Time: 2:24:16
Landing Wt. 87052 lbs.