2010-06-14 -- Dubai to Muscat

Eventually, we'll get our expectations reset, and spending a few hours on a 114 degree F ramp waiting for fuel will seem normal. Until then, spending a few hours consciously trying to not get heat stroke waiting for fuel and clearances is getting %!&#&^! annoying.


Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/400 sec, f/8.0, ISO 80
Fueling in Dubai.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/400 sec, f/8.0, ISO 160
We attempted to get a push back but it was a little tight.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
They were careful to watch the prop, and to turn it to make the distance the same on each side, while moving the truck in. Right about now we aborted this whole proceedure and pushed back by hand.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/400 sec, f/8.0, ISO 80
N142LT waits to depart in Dubai.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 11.4 mm; 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400
Waiting to depart, it was 47 degrees C (somewhere around 115 degrees F) outside. The A/C couldn't quite keep up with this, and we sweated gallons waiting to leave. At altitude (19000 feet) it cooled down to either + or - 5 degrees C, depending on who you ask.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 11.4 mm; 1/160 sec, f/10.0, ISO 80
A large clock in the middle of a large traffic circle in Muscat.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 9.4 mm; 1/500 sec, f/9.0, ISO 80
Opening the TBM up for fuel.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 20.2 mm; 1/160 sec, f/14.1, ISO 80
This goliath landed at Muscat as we were again trying to survive heat stroke waiting for fuel. A Volga-Dnepr AN-124-100, tail number RA-82044 (jetphotos.net) (airliners.net).



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 16.8 mm; 1/160 sec, f/13.0, ISO 80



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II at 16.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 3200
The living room at The Chedi in Muscat, Oman.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II at 16.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 3200
The bathroom.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II at 16.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 3200
The bedroom.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400
The Chedi.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 45.0 mm; 1/40 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 58.0 mm; 1/8 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 75.0 mm; 1/40 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 0.4 sec, f/2.7, ISO 800
Dinner was some hummus, lamb chops and a salad, all Arabic inspired.



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