Friday, June 07, 2013

Long time no see

It has been a long time since I blogged on my page. I have been diverted to micro blogging big time, such as Twitter for example. That's easier to handle day to day, although there may be limitations on characters, I have managed over 20,000 tweets so far! I have perhaps also made many new friends on twitter and many also on Facebook, another platform that takes a lot of one's time! Lengthy blog posts on blogger, with photos is still what I'd like to read but have a tough time posting new ones on my own page!

I have been blogging on and off on my official/company page a bit. This is just an attempt at coming back into the game on my personal page, realizing that this platform has it's uses as well. For example, I have never documented my travels in as much detail anywhere else and it is always a good reference point for me to come back and read what I had written about the place and the tips that I may not remember currently.

I am starting off on another ferry flight it seems. Taking delivery of a small seaplane and ferry flying it across from the USA to Singapore..ultra long flight for a small Aircraft. Now, I am hoping to avoid it so as to save time and use that time for doing my pending pre-aircraft-arrival ground works. However, if push comes to shove and I can't get someone else who is qualified to fly it, then it will have to be me!

I have blogged about ferrying Aircraft in the past but none of them have been a small seaplane that can only fly at 120 Knots (220 Kms/Hr) at cruise speed and at lower altitudes. The last time I ferried was a high performance Citation Jet flying at 41,000 feet with auto-pilot and advanced navigational equipment.  Contrast that with this small seaplane (pictured above) with rudimentary equipment, no auto-pilot, flying around 9,000 feet and flying at that slow cruise speed for a 11,000 nautical miles (20,350 Kilometers) journey. I will be tired at the end of it. And that is an understatement!

Time to re-visit my ferry blogposts and see what I did back then. There will be many changes for sure, as it has been my experience. That's half the fun of it anyway.

Happy Blogging all, I hope to be back blogging from time to time!