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Leg 1

Andrakaka Navy Station (FMNK) – (KMCK) Pamandzi.  235.1nm 84 Mins estimated
Weather : Winds 329@6kts. Temp 28C. Clouds Broken. 29.8 Inches pressure. No rain. 10miles visibility. Thunderstorms to the north.
Flying at 8500ft. 269 Degrees true. 271 Corrected for winds. Actual blocks time 123 minutes. Takeoff 05:57 Local.
Starting off was fine,  Fuel was max for various reasons.  Climbing to 8500 I hit bad turbulance, really bad.  Things were not looking good. Climbing to 10,000 to 11,000 made some differance and the rest of the flight was better, but the KTAS was low across the whole flight as indicated by the differance in estimated V’s actual flight time.  I’m not sure if this is a miscalculation by me in Plan-G or The FSX DC3 model having a problem.  I don’t think it is a model issue as I’ve tested it a lot.  Time will tell.

 

The weather was closing in as I reached the 1/2 way point,  but I pushed on.

 

Dawn over the indian Ocean.
Unmarked DC3 Viewmaster.  VIP configuration.

 

Down and safe.

 

Landing  was 2 attempts.  There was a ton of windsheer that gave some large problems.   Finally I made a very ropey landing that was 20kts over the proper landing speed and bounced,  but a two hour flight where I was fighting the wind most of the way had taken it out of me.

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