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We flew from Baddeck to Fredricton by way of the Cabot Trail and PEI. We then flew direct to St Jean Airport near Montreal, and just beat the thunderstorms in. I was taking shelter under the wing tying down the aircraft when a rescue came in the form of an instructor from the flying school there who gave Joan and I a ride to Montreal. She caught Air Canada to Calgary to meet her commitments for grandchildl care, and Ken Teare from Calgary came to fly the rest of the way with me. We lost track of the Harders in CGINN, (Jims Twin Comanche) there, but continued with Thomas Thomas in the Moose, CFTTD. The next legs were North Bay to Marathon-blocked by fog over the airport coming off Lake Superior, landing at our alternate of Wawa. We kept meeting people from the Century flight returning home, as well as others form Oshkosh returning home. Fog again caused a late start from Wawa, and day of picking our way between thunderstorms to Kenora. We were only 120 miles from our starting point, but again had to bow to the Weather Gods and again met Century Flighters returning home, including the Pierces from Manitoba. An early start from Kenora, and we landed at Saint Andrews, Aug 1,completing a “both ways”return flight across Canada. Some statistics:

  • 43.1 hours of air time
  • 21 takeoffs
  • 21 landings(we try to keep the above two numbers matching)

It was a grand adventure. the two photos below are of Winnipeg in the moring sun, and the home runway 31 at Saint Andrews.  Joan and I give our thanks to those of you asked for this blog, and those of you who followed it.winnipegsaint-andrews

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  1. Robert Kerr
    August 11th, 2009 at 10:34 | #1

    Just wanted to say thanks again for some wonderful pictures and making me smile.

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