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Marginal conditions…

Thursday 14 October 2010
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So, here we are at Gillespie Field with planes that need to go to Montgomery and Palomar. The forecast shows very marginal conditions. We have 2 options: leave the planes here and have them picked up by the owners or try to fly them back. After waiting for a few hours and monitoring the weather reports and forecasts we decided to fly them back home. Issue one of today: how do we get to the aircraft??? Yesterday, it was quite easy: we were instructed to park our planes in front of the terminal building. But today, we are at the other side of the airport and you can not just “walk over there”. The local flying school helped out. They provided “transportation”: yep, a golf cart…

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Back to start…

Wednesday 13 October 2010
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Today is the last flying day of the tour; we need to bring the planes back to their home base. For our plane that’s Palomar, for the others it’s Montgomery. The forecasts for these fields are not very good; the fog that we saw yesterday afternoon has moved inland to the south of where we are and where we need to go to. Visibility at Monterey is not an issue; the fog is still over the ocean.

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Bridge… What bridge?

Tuesday 12 October 2010
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I think this is the best day of our flying tour so far… We stopped at nice places and we’ve seen things that I thought we would never get close to.

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Going North…

Monday 11 October 2010
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Today we will do our most Northern track of the tour. We started our day by flying to Placerville. There’s nothing at this place, it’s just a stop to stretch the legs and have a drink.

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It’s a special day!

Sunday 10 October 2010
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We started flying today at 10:10 and the date is 10-10-2010… No, it wasn’t planned, it just happened and it’s going to be a special day. Just read on.

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