Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tuesday March 22nd 9am Depart Mundijong

The morning dawned calm clear and sunny.  Everything was stowed neatly in the Stinson and all the weather forecasts read and re-read.  Kevin and Macca were set for departure with the essentials (scotch and camembert cheese ?) packed in.  The gathering of friends and family said their goodbyes and the old girl
faithfully roared into action and idled happily as they taxiid out.  One very sad Jacki (Macca's little dog) sat by the plane hoping he would come back out.  But Dianne had to pick her up and hold her as they moved past.

After warm ups and tests she dragged herself into the air with only 3 knots of a northerly cross wind and fully loaded with fuel it was defintely a heavy take-off.

The first fuel stop would be Merredin at 11 am.

To bring everyone up to speed.  Due to past plans and other circumstances Vicki had decided to stay home until Friday 25th and fly commercially to Melbourne to meet up with Kevin and Macca at Albury.
This will give her a chance to see Nikki, Cam and Bailey for one more time for the next few months.  There is definitely going to be a sad Nanny - having to leave Bailey for 2 + months.


NikkiC said...

Hey Dad, Good luck on your trip! You didnt call me!!!! :( Hope you have a fantastic time and Ill make sure I check the spotter daily to see where you are. Thank you for letting me have Vik for a couple of days :) We will miss you both heaps and will just have to celebrate Baileys 1st Birthday when you get back. Lots of Cuddles for Grandad xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Kev & Maca,
As you wing your way over great Oz,
Hope your vision is very splendid --- of the sun light plans extended.
What a remarkable experience it will be.
Looking forward to seeing you both in Albury.
Cheers ANT (the hole doctor).

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Stinson Reliant SR8C VH-UXL
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