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Legs 2 & 3

Leg 2 : Pamandzi (FMCK) -Via AJ  – (FMCI) Moheli.  104nm 45 Mins Estimated.

Weather : Winds 329@4kts. Temp 26C. Clouds Broken. 29.91 Inches pressure. No rain. 10miles visibility. Thunderstorms to the north.
Flying at 8500ft. Actual blocks time 62 minutes. Takeoff 11.07 Local.

Leg 3 : Moheli (FMCI) – (FMCH) Prince Said Ibrahim. 54nm 23 mins Estimated.

Weather : Winds 329@4kts. Temp 26C. Clouds Broken. 29.91 Inches pressure. No rain. 10miles visibility. Thunderstorms to the north.
Flying at 6000ft. Actual blocks time 38 minutes. Takeoff 11.20 Local.

 

I passed a TZ on Leg 2.   That was quick.  I was some what confused what I worked out the flight was 2 minutes long 🙂  I guess I should be logging these in UTC.

I flew these 2 legs  back to back as you can see All the Islands I landed on are part of the Comoros Islands.

After playing with ASX I’ve calmed the Turbulance and windsheer down a little.  No more 90degree rolls.

RW Views of the Islands of Mayotte FMCK and Grande Comore FMCH.  There are no pictures available of Anjouan and Moheli Islands.

Moroni (in Arabic موروني Mūrūnī) is the largest city of the Comoros islands and since 1958 has served as its capital. In Cormorian, Moroni translates as “in the heart of the fire”, perhaps alluding to the city’s proximity to Mount Karthala.

All flights were easy with no problems.

The DC3 is performing well with the locally born Co-Pilot and engineer performing well.  I did have a worry about the Engineer being what appears to be about 80.  He sleeps constantly,  but does what needs doing when he’s awake.

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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