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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
clt hopes for the best
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-28-2018 02:53 PM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  
(07-28-2018 10:08 AM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-28-2018 09:53 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  Today his planned flight is 1,580 nm over the Atlantic from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Santa Maria Island, the Azores. May your winds be tailwinds and your GPS unfailing.

That is just dumb in a single piston engine. No matter the maintenance history. Just not the smartest thing ever

That and he's flying 1500+ miles over the ocean in a plane with a 1000 mi range. He HAS to have external wing tanks or something.

He’s not flying, he’s falling with style?
07-28-2018 10:20 PM
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-28-2018 02:53 PM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  
(07-28-2018 10:08 AM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-28-2018 09:53 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  Today his planned flight is 1,580 nm over the Atlantic from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Santa Maria Island, the Azores. May your winds be tailwinds and your GPS unfailing.

That is just dumb in a single piston engine. No matter the maintenance history. Just not the smartest thing ever

That and he's flying 1500+ miles over the ocean in a plane with a 1000 mi range. He HAS to have external wing tanks or something.

Usually they take all the seats out and put some tanks in the middle.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
He is now scheduled to take off from St. Johns Intl, Newfoundland this morning. By the way, Jack is correct on seats removed and temporary tanks added in their place. This is done much more often than most might thing in order to ferry single engine aircraft to new owners overseas.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
Well, he's airborne with roughly seven hours to go.

UPDATE: He's two hours into his flight and on track for he Azores.

UPDATE: He's one third of the way there and still on track. Dollars to doughnuts he's pretty lonely feeling right now.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
Just so people know, this isn't about a Guiness record; it is about bringing attention and support for a fantastic organization. Mason Andrews (age 18) has been a counselor for 3 years at Medcamps in Louisiana. Here is Mason's brief story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6TPl5EjDWY

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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-29-2018 07:43 AM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-28-2018 02:53 PM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  
(07-28-2018 10:08 AM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-28-2018 09:53 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  Today his planned flight is 1,580 nm over the Atlantic from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Santa Maria Island, the Azores. May your winds be tailwinds and your GPS unfailing.

That is just dumb in a single piston engine. No matter the maintenance history. Just not the smartest thing ever

That and he's flying 1500+ miles over the ocean in a plane with a 1000 mi range. He HAS to have external wing tanks or something.

Usually they take all the seats out and put some tanks in the middle.
Gotcha. Strip it down and make it a flying gas can.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
Well, he's airborne with roughly seven hours to go.

UPDATE: He's two hours into his flight and on track for he Azores.

UPDATE: He's one third of the way there and still on track. Dollars to doughnuts he's pretty lonely feeling right now.

UPDATE: Over half way there and estimated to still be on track. I would think he should be picked up on Azores radar before too much longer.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-29-2018 01:16 PM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  Well, he's airborne with roughly seven hours to go.

UPDATE: He's two hours into his flight and on track for he Azores.

UPDATE: He's one third of the way there and still on track. Dollars to doughnuts he's pretty lonely feeling right now.

UPDATE: Over half way there and estimated to still be on track. I would think he should be picked up on Azores radar before too much longer.

Nice!
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
Two hours to go and his position is no longer listed as estimated. My take on that is that Azores radar has him in contact or that at least an Azores facility has radio contact. Getting close to finishing a monumental leg of his journey.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-23-2018 12:52 PM)eager eagle Wrote:  Maybe he will find Amelia Earhart.

I never understood the concept of Amelia Earhart Luggage. Put it on a plane and never see it again?

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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
Safely down about twenty minutes behind schedule. Well done young man!
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-29-2018 07:48 PM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  Safely down about twenty minutes behind schedule. Well done young man!

Yes indeed, live life with no regrets, inspiration courage for someone so young
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
Now on to...Spain?
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-30-2018 08:50 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Now on to...Spain?

Not sure, but earlier he was quoted as being excited to be landing in Paris, so my guess is the next leg is Azores to Paris.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-30-2018 11:02 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(07-30-2018 08:50 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Now on to...Spain?

Not sure, but earlier he was quoted as being excited to be landing in Paris, so my guess is the next leg is Azores to Paris.

Oh, that's right. I remember that now.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-30-2018 11:02 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(07-30-2018 08:50 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Now on to...Spain?

Not sure, but earlier he was quoted as being excited to be landing in Paris, so my guess is the next leg is Azores to Paris.

If me I’d fly to Madrid then Paris. But he might want to fly as far as possible every day.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-30-2018 10:23 PM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-30-2018 11:02 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(07-30-2018 08:50 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Now on to...Spain?

Not sure, but earlier he was quoted as being excited to be landing in Paris, so my guess is the next leg is Azores to Paris.

If me I’d fly to Madrid then Paris. But he might want to fly as far as possible every day.

You make a great point, Jack. Pushing to Paris is another tough,long leg, actually farther than I realized. It will be interesting to see what he does. I made a number of ocean crossings in the F-4, including four non-stop 11/12 hour flights between New Mexico and Germany, and it's physically tough being in the seat that long -- not able to stand up and stretch.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
I wonder if he's planning on avoiding the Middle East and the "...istans."
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
I'd take the northern route with a MAGA sticker on the plane. Might get a fighter jet escort.
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