Friday, September 28, 2012

Third leg from Grenada TGPY to Macapa SBMQ Brazil 1250 Miles about 2050 km

This was a boring flight. We followed the coast line of Venezuela, English Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana to Brazil. Only the last 200 miles, we flew over the jungle. We avoid as much as we can to fly over the jungle. If the engine quits, you are dead. There is no change to survive. After 8 hours flight we landed in Macapa. The first international airport in Brazil, located on the Equator. Macapa is one of the ugliest cities we saw. The black water is running along the streets and a bad smell all over.

The airport of Cayenne.

Europe's Spaceport is situated near Kourou in French Guiana, an overseas department of France.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Second leg from Saint Eustatius TNCE - Grenada TGPY 430 Miles / 690 km

Although it was only a short hop, we departed at 6 am to avoid the heavy turbulences in the Caribbean Sea. Following the chain of islands is always a good insurance. Here is no US coast guard. It can take hours or days until someone will pick you out of the water in case of a lost engine.
We flew over the ST.Kitts island, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to Grenada

The flown route from TNCE to TGPY

Union Island Airport  TVSU is the airport serving Union Island, Grenadines Parish, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

A long left base for Grenada

Approaching Grenada

The ALB  (After Landing Beer)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First leg to Brazil. A Non-Stop flight from KPGD to TNCE 1450 Miles / 2350 km

Lili’s mother died and we decided to go for a couple of month to Brazil to support her father and also sell the plane there, because the prices are higher there.
On September, 25th 2012 we started our flight to Brazil from Punta Gorda, Florida KPGD.  At Fort Lauderdale we left the US territory heading to Bimini MYBS. Overhead Nassau MYPI we turned south-east to the Bahamian chain of islands. We flew north of the Dominican Republic and  eastbound to Puerto Rico over the British Virgin Islands to TNCE St.Eustatius, The Netherland Antilles.
A Non-Stop flight of about 1450 miles.

Hardcopy from our Pocket FMS Flight Planing Program

On base to Sint Eustatius TNCE