Trip Warning! Trip Warning! Launch The Alert Five Ferry Pilot!
“Do you want to fly a Navajo Chieftain to Bangkok?”
That’s the text I got from Cory at CB Aviation the day before I left for the Turks and Caicos on spring break with my family. “When?” I asked. “Leave next Friday” Hmmm……Let’s see, I just got back from 7 days of back country skiing, I get back from the Caribbean on Thursday, the snow on my runway is melting fast and I need to start getting the dropzone ready for the new season….so sure, I can fly a plane halfway around the world on a moments notice. I mean, why not? I’ve got nothing better to do. So here I am sitting on the beach in paradise, trying to plan a major ferry flight instead of kicking back and drinking all day. OK I’m still drinking all day but you know what I mean. Here’s the route I’m thinking of taking. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=Kfxe-Koxb-KBGR-CYYR-BGBW-BIRK-EGPC-EDDM-LTBA-OJAQ-OERK-OMDB-OPKC-VILK-VEIM-bkk&MS=wls2&DU=nm&SG=175&SU=kts
I know I still owe you all a post and pictures from the skiing trip and was going to do it this morning but a bloody Mary got in the way. Maybe later.
2 Replies to “Trip Warning! Trip Warning! Launch The Alert Five Ferry Pilot!”
No spot tracker. I’m going to buy a good PLB emergency beacon for the trip, much better than the portable ELT I’ve been using for years.
Looks a looooong trip for a solo pilot. Hope it’s got an AP and a “coffee maker”. BTW, does CB give you a “Spot” so they can track the plane’s location, for safety’s sake?