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Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 11:35 am
by Katamarino
Charles Hunt wrote:Are you still due down south tomorrow? If not too far I'd like to bring KATI over and perhaps say hello, if not inconvenient to you.


Charles, yes, that's the plan - and it'd be a pleasure! I was contemplating Laddingford, how would that work for you?

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 1:24 pm
by Charles Hunt
Perfect. What time are you aiming for?

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 1:54 pm
by Katamarino
Charles Hunt wrote:Perfect. What time are you aiming for?


Abot 1600 hopefully, maybe a touch later. Can update tomorrow!

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 2:43 pm
by Charles Hunt
That's fine. "late afternoon" is accurate enough in my book!

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 12:18 pm
by Charles Hunt
Cloudmistrainfogmurk on the S Downs at the moment. May be the tail end of the front. Won't be able to depart without improvement :(

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 12:19 pm
by Katamarino
Iceman, I'm at Netherthorpe for lunch. You'll know why!

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 12:19 pm
by Katamarino
Charles Hunt wrote:Cloudmistrainfogmurk on the S Downs at the moment. May be the tail end of the front. Won't be able to depart without improvement :(


If you can't get there, we may have the same issues. I think things are meant to improve through the afternoon!

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 12:22 pm
by Charles Hunt
It's getting brighter!

My goodness, I've turned into an optimist!

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 1:41 pm
by XX
Ross

Presume you have local contacts near Laddingford but if you are in need of a lift from there to somewhere else local, I'm not too far away with a car, if needed.

Also wondering if you have any plans to drop in at Headcorn for fuel etc while you are local?

Guess everything weather dependent at the mo. Looking out of the window in Tunbridge Wells it's not great and Headcorn are estimating cloudbase at 1,000 feet.

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 1:57 pm
by Ridders
Its pretty orrible here in Mid Sussex. I contemplated afternoon off work and gatecrash charles, but TAF looks a bit unplesant.

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 2:21 pm
by Katamarino
Heading out new, ETA 1600 with a little IFR OCAS anticipated...

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 3:15 pm
by CloudHound
15.15 just passing thru STN extended c/l 1500' 120kts

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 5:33 pm
by Qalupalik
Josh, re https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=1692163#p1692163 thanks for that picture of west Greenland. It reminds me of the many sunrises I've watched over the mountains by Itilleq when living in Sisimiut. Here is an annotated version.



Amerloq Fjord was visited during an expedition to re-establish contact with early Norse settlers by the English explorer James Hall or Jakob Hall as known to the Danes who financed him. He took some natives captive on a visit in 1605 and during a subsequent visit in July 1612, accompanied by William Baffin on an expedition to find the Northwest Passage, he was murdered by relatives of the kidnapped. There's now a rather unexciting rock named in Hall's honour just outside Sisimiut harbour. A few miles into that fjord is the abandoned cod fishing settlement of Assaqutaq. Some photos I took of it are here.

Some photographs looking towards your vantage point from Sisimiut are 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 6:55 pm
by Katamarino
XX wrote:Ross

Presume you have local contacts near Laddingford but if you are in need of a lift from there to somewhere else local, I'm not too far away with a car, if needed.

Also wondering if you have any plans to drop in at Headcorn for fuel etc while you are local?

Guess everything weather dependent at the mo. Looking out of the window in Tunbridge Wells it's not great and Headcorn are estimating cloudbase at 1,000 feet.


I had local transport as it's the closest field to my family, thanks! It would certainly be great to meet while around. Trying to put something together with TkF and Lefty too, maybe we can have a low key meet up next weekend.

Re: Katamarino's Round the World flight

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 8:22 pm
by Charles Hunt
Got there just in time, pressed the video button on the camera, everything perfectly framed large dot getting bigger, strobes landing lights, full frame of landing etc etc.

But still the bl**dy thing didn't record.

Hey ho.

Great to meet Ross, and Mum and Dad too.