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by waynemcc999
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: So-long, Fare-well
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: So-long, Fare-well

Brock, thanks from all of us on this forum, and special thanks for all of your efforts on the Supercharger STC, for which I'm a grateful beneficiary.
All the very best and please lurk from whenever you have time!
Wayne
by waynemcc999
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Lac La Biche Fly In 2020

Lou, I love the Lac La Biche destination! And yes, we enjoyed nice icey cocktails and local beers in the Caribbean 8) .
All the best,
Wayne
by waynemcc999
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 7) - to Nevis -- Hopping Off and On Islands
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 7) - to Nevis -- Hopping Off and On Islands

Steve, thanks for checking it out. You might find Part 1 of the series useful for planning, whether single engine or twin. BTW, for the Bahamas you're almost never beyond glide range... we carried a life raft, but for the Bahamas life vests are enough. Yes, I noticed the backup AI hadn't yet spun up...
by waynemcc999
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 7) - to Nevis -- Hopping Off and On Islands
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Flying the Caribbean (Part 7) - to Nevis -- Hopping Off and On Islands

VbyK7xHZx-g A lovely one hour flight Dominica to Nevis. Takeoff to spec and awesome scenery. With the airfield at Dominica a bit on the short side and the largest rocks on the southend, we had a concern for a southerly wind... fortunately, winds were calm this day. Still made sure to check the 70%/...
by waynemcc999
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 6) - to Dominica -- An unspoiled, unheralded gem of an island
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 6) - to Dominica -- An unspoiled, unheralded gem of an island

Another delightful video of that trip! I'd like to take this opportunity to plug my favorite island non-profit. Hands Across the Sea brings books to school libraries across the Caribbean . It was started by some cruisers whom I met when sailing there and I met again with Harriet Linskey, co-founder...
by waynemcc999
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 6) - to Dominica -- An unspoiled, unheralded gem of an island
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Flying the Caribbean (Part 6) - to Dominica -- An unspoiled, unheralded gem of an island

W_nlKcyZhpM A simple two-hour flight from BVI to Dominica. A few broken cloud layers and a short field with terrain at each end await us. Rather than the 4-to-8 flight-hour days of previous episodes, this time we get to devote more video time to in-cockpit details and decision making. I had practic...
by waynemcc999
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!

Boatguy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:02 am
Another great video! It looks so familiar yet different from the air.
Russ, very glad you enjoyed! More to come :-).
by waynemcc999
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!

Richard, agreed. We can only hope that ADS-B can be very soon implemented in all control rooms worldwide. It's a bit sad that sitting in my aircraft on an instrument approach that I have way more insight as to the traffic environment than the controller has (Tower controller, in this video).
by waynemcc999
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!

tqIDdNRHWNw On to the British Virgin Islands, awesome scenery, warm waters, and great food... but a sketchy moment where on-board traffic and eye balls overruled a Tower clearance. Controllers... if you're working a non-radar environment, why wouldn't you bring a laptop to work (or whatever) so tha...
by waynemcc999
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel & Destinations
Topic: Flying the Caribbean (Part 4) - to South Caicos -- Ever been in a Holding stack with 2 airliners?
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 4) - to South Caicos -- Ever been in a Holding stack with 2 airliners?

Peter, yes at MBSC they do have customs/immigration and are listed as an AOE... actually the small staff is shared with the harbor at Cockburn. The customs/immigration officer cleared us to depart MBSC for TUPJ... it was Provo ATC that nixed that nice idea. Now I'm wondering if we could have departe...