31. An Invitation for a Day trip to Vava'u with the King's Beech 18

Round the World Flight with HB-PON 2008/09
Rolf Martin FRIEDEN & Manfred Melloh
Wed 21 Jan 2009 20:31
An Invitation for a Day trip to Vava'u with the King's Beech 18 

That day, Peter Goldstern had to fly a few important people up to Vava'U and back,
and we were kindly invited to join them on this trip.


Lots of small beautiful islands on our way up north


The cockpit of this nice, from Peter well maintained a pampered 1946 vintage aircraft


A last check of a spark plug seal on the right P&W 450 HP radial engine before departure home
from Vava'U.


The Warf and our restaurant where we enjoyed lunch that day

A by German managed resort on the east coast of Vava'U


On our flight back to Fua'Amotu we passed this active volcano on Tofua Island


It is still boiling in here!


This is the coast in the Island , on which
Lt. Bligh and part of the officers and crew were
left adrift from.



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