A flying day, expected or not.
After the hour long drive to the airport, another hour or two getting out of the airport, a three hour flight, and two hours (at least) to get fuel, that's all we did today.
|Final resting spot at Rio International. They made us start up and move. Well, they made us argue for five hours, THEN start up and move, THEN wait another three hours. THEN we still didn't have all the paperwork done, and Thierry had to come back the next day for ANOTHER five hours.|
|Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/2000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100|
|Flight planning on the wing.|
|Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 58.0 mm; 1/2000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100|
|Now calling for clearance. Brazil has been rather slow, and we very quickly learned to get everything cleared up (like getting clearance to take off) BEFORE starting the engine.|
|Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 28.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100|
|N850SJ and N173CT Parking among a bunch of dead VASP 737's. Don't worry! We'll be back soon! They're dead! They won't bite!|