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    Charter Member 2017 srgalahad's Avatar
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    Icon22 The Latvian Canaries

    Landed an interesting charter to haul a Latvian football team, wives and fans, and gear to the Canary Islands. Apparently they want to do some shopping on the way so it will be a multi-stop trip, but the beaches are a reward worth waiting for.

    Headed southwest out of Riga just after dawn...
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    Another football team on the way.


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    From cryptic messages received, the crew of the Fokker was detained by galley issues (SWMBO?) and didn't make the sked departure. However Taco, Dudley and I ventured off across Berlin to a little used field (Z11K) where we found the local mall didn't send the requested shuttle bus. The pax may end up short of beer...
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    On approach at EDFH
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    Hello all!

    Here we are again, last nights flight there were four planes in the air. One started out as a four engine three tail bird, and after the rain we saw a twin engine two tail bird. hehe spent most of the night trying to figure out what and how it happened hehe finally just gave up. We left Z11K and headed south towards Frankfurt-Hahn EDFH. Darn if the weather was crazy at around 6,000 we were bounced from heaven to that other place. Most of passengers were a wee bit under the weather. Believe me, some were still in la-la land from the flight yesterday. Being the nice guys as Flight 19 is known for, and of course you all believe that. We got clearance to climb up to 10,000 and every thing smooth out and the rest of the flight was half way enjoyable for some of us. hehe.
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    After some four engined fiascos, I made a deal with this guy on some kind of Lockheed Twin. He said he thought it was a modified Lodestar and that's what he put on the bill of sale. No data plates or anything else to ID it, but darn it's the fastest "Lodestar" I've ever flown. Already outfitted for cargo, he said he got it at a Customs auction and got it back airworthy. I think he used the "airworthy" word kind of loosely. But it does fly nicely. I just hope no one wants to see any paperwork on it as all I've got is that bill of sale....
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    Heading into Biarritz Saturday night, weather was a bit low so I flew the ILS 29. Nice stable approach when at 1000 AGL some cowboy in a Fokker twin cut in front of me on final. A few moments later an old Lockheed twin went by BELOW me and screeched onto the runway.
    Not sure about French ATC but apparently they allow street racing just about anywhere these days.
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