N430PS completed around-the-world

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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by Henrik » Fri May 10, 2019 3:20 am

Outstanding!

By the way, Noumea approach are more than happy to speak in english :P
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by wolfvoador » Fri May 10, 2019 12:40 pm

Noumea yes, but Papeete asked me to prove my proficiency in French to be able to land at non-international airports in Fr. Polynesia. C'est pourquoi j'ai donné de mon meilleur ...
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by cgrigoreG » Sat May 11, 2019 10:50 am

congrats. well done.
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by Gordon » Fri May 31, 2019 8:04 am

Congratulations Wolfgang.
I'm looking forward to the final video of Hawaii to Home!
If I buy a -42 or -62, Diamond has a lot to thank you for. I will also be wanting to fly to Timor Leste, Noumea and Fiji from Australia.
Would it be true to say you got all the way around the world without any major technical defects?
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by wolfvoador » Fri May 31, 2019 5:44 pm

Thanks Gordon. Last video of the 12 hour flight Hilo to California is being created on my computer.... No Diamond-related technical defects. Just the prop damage in Pago-Pago, see the Video IV/3. I can give you tips, contacts for the destinations you mentioned.
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world, 12-hours-flight

Post by wolfvoador » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:04 pm

Just completed my video of my longest flight ever, 12 hours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhJgKQiH3WQ
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by Henrik » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:41 pm

Wolfgang, you really have a kick-ass attitude - kudos, seriously. :bow

Facing a nasty prop strike at pretty much the worst stop-over on your trip & and Oakland forcing you to turn around out of Hilo due to dodgy HF (they're real strict - no satphone substitute)... - that would really ruin anyone's mood!

But what can one do, except press on - all part of the adventure - with a smile!
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by nrenno » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 pm

This is outstanding, Wolf! Parabens!!!
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by jb642DA » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:44 am

Great trip and videos Wolfgang!! Thanks for posting them.
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Re: N430PS completed around-the-world

Post by Colin » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:04 am

Wolfgang that is some great flying. I loved the video. If I were Diamond I'd give you a DA62 and ask you to do it again with more cameras and better audio recording equipment.
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