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Changing from horizontal to vertical aerodynamics

December 16, 2017

Winsome’s Race Programm 2018 This is a preliminary schedule for Winsome 2018. It is too early now to ask for entries, on the other hand it does not harm if you would already indicate now which races you could consider and would like to participate. Please call Boj or me for consultation, questions or remarks. […]

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1 December 26th leg LSZL-ELLX (Luxemburg) fuel and 27th leg ELLX-EHBD (Budel) 435 Nm

December 6, 2017

Our last flight(s) to bring us home. Urs had to leave his home (Locarno) again to bring us home (Budel) before he could stay home finally. The departure at Locarno and the flight over Switzerland were much better than we had expected. departing Locarno – over the Swiss Alps At Luxemburg Urs prepared ourselves for […]

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30 November. 25th leg LBWN-LSZL (Locarno) 887 Nm

December 4, 2017

To finish the story of Michiel’s voyage from Schiphol to Varna: he took off from Schiphol but within half an hour the a/c started  her descent. Clearly something was wrong. A lady sitting right behind Michiel did not feel well and alarmed the crew. The pilot decided to land in Frankfurt. In spite of this […]

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29 November. 24th leg UDYZ-LBWN (Varna) 849 Nm.

December 2, 2017

This is an attempt to write the shortest blog of the entire trip. With new input from Sandy Zapata of Honeywell, we made in the morning another attempt to get our Apex in order with a new INDS upload and this time it has been successful. We had Charts for the first time on this […]

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28 November. 14th day libero. Yerevan.

December 1, 2017

This day would become our museum day, since there is really not much to do in wintertime here. Our first stop was at a statue of Katchaturian, a composer remembered very well for regular Rolex Fastnet Race crews by his Suite Masquerade. I used to awake the crew for the new watch with this music. […]

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27 November. 23rd leg SHJH-UDYZ (Yerevan) 1.106 Nm

November 29, 2017

Again a flight in the 2nd category, for us over 1.000 Nm usually taking over 4 hours. In spite of all efforts made by Sandy Zapata of Honeywell USA, we had once again no Charts in our Apex. Again we had to use our iPads to see the departing Airport, the SIDs [Standard Instrument Departures], […]

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26 November 13th day libero. Dubai

November 29, 2017

We started our day with a super-duper-breakfast in the Grosvenor House, our hotel. I must have had thousands of breakfasts in hotels in my life, but I do not remember any of this magnitude. I would say 5,7 on the Scale of Richter. Then we proceeded to the Green Stables at the Meydan Race Course […]

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25 November 21st leg VIJP-OPKC (Karachi) fuel and 22nd leg OPKC-OMJH (Sharjah) 1.310 Nm

November 28, 2017

Our longest trip of the entire voyage. leaving Jaipur and the heavy pollution…. The first leg took us 03:15 To take fuel in Karachi went smooth and fast. No comparison to Kolkata at all. Believe it was also the cheapest fuel of this trip, comparable to ELLX [Luxemburg]. After 01:10 we air borne again. There […]

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23-24 November 11th and 12th day libero. Jaipur.

November 27, 2017

Jaipur did not change it’s name after our arrival. Sophie had been dreaming of Jaipur since the very beginning of our voyage. We -Urs and myself- have been suggesting during different phases of our trip to shorten the Jaipur visit with one day. No way, Sophie insisted not to change it. Now we must admit […]

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22 November 19th leg VYYY-VECC (Kolkata) fuel and 20th leg VECC-VIJP (Jaipur) 1.171 Nm

November 27, 2017

ready for taxi in Yangon…. half way from Yangon – Kolkata we left the bad weather behind us…… In spite of the fact that we solemnly promised each other never ever ever to make another call at Kolkata, we had to do it as a result of a misunderstanding with our dispatcher. We failed to […]

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