The modified Cessna 182 left Holland on Friday morning (23 March) and is being flown by former MAF pilots Herman Sterken and Jeroen Knevel.
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Monday 26 March 11.00am
Friday 23 March 9.10pm
This was the first day broken up in 2 legs of about 3 hours of flying, so 6 hours in total, tomorrow will be into Africa, Algiers about 10 hours of flying...
The 2nd leg over the Pyrenees was a bit cloudy with a lot of cumulus were we picked up some ice, but when we asked ATC for a descent we broke out of the clouds en could see Perpignan.
A bit later we were asked to listen out on the emergency frequency whether we heard an emergency signal (ELT Locator Transmitter), when we tuned in 121.5 indeed we heard it. We replied to ATC and confirmed, we surely hope it was just a fault....
Friday 23 March 8.50pm
Friday 23 March 8.41pm
Safely arrived at Mallorca, great place, and cheap! Never thought for slightly more than 50 Euro's you can get a room AND dinner And Breakfast, MAF will be pleased... :p
Fri 23 March at 12.00pm
Leaving for Palma de Mallorca... Expecting some weather although all is looking promising...
Fri 23 March at 11.00am
Arrived @ Clermont, no problems encountered other then a full bladder.... ;-))
Thu 22 March at 10.00pm
Preparing ferry-flight to Chad to deliver a C182-SMA Diesel for the Mission Aviation Fellowship: tomorrow departure to Clermont, France and thereafter Palma de Mallorca, hope the thunderstorms are out of my way... Africa here I come again! :p
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