52. Bartow - Florida, KBOW - Cincinnati - Ohio
KTYS 29.06.2009 - 712NM - 5:33 Hrs.
Stage 4, the last part of our Round the world flight with HB-PON,
the starting point in Switzerland has started.
we go again........
from Sydney Australia and Rolf Frieden
have, after two month back at
work, joined up again in Orlando Florida on Friday the 26th of June to
and conclude together our memorable Round World Flight back to La Cote
Airfield in western Switzerland.
We spent part of Saturday the 27th. to reinstall our 100 Gallon Ferry
verify all the maintenance work, Bill Turely’s Aircraft Engineering
his staff made
to Comanche HB-PON during our absence.
Sunday morning, a test flight was made with a few landings at Bartow,
a short visit to Lakeland, the place of the famous "Sun and Fun Air
takes place every year in spring.
After having returned to Bartow, the time had come, to load up the
all the countless items we left, and those we had both had returned
Australia respectively from Switzerland.
Again, having completed this task, we realized, that trying to stow
toothbrush, this could pose a real problem...............
on Sunday afternoon, we paid a visit to the
nearby Antique Aircraft
Museum “Fantasy of Flight” with is famous greatly restored old aircraft.
Today Monday morning, we departed as planned the Orlando area IFR in
Since recent days, Southern Florida has been experiencing intermittent
Thunderstorms all over.
challenge was to circumnavigate large build
up’s on climb out, and then to
cross a cold front. Glad we have a well working Storm scope on board
hour and a half into the flight, we broke out of
clouds and then continued in
good weather to our Destination Cincinnati Ohio, some 700 miles north.
Tuesday, we fly on to Claremont OH and
then to Dayton Wright
brothers KMGY, just a short distance away in northerly direction.
Here some Impressions:
ex Lufthansa "Super Conny" at Fantasy
Lindberg's "Spirit of St. Louis"
Sunderland Flying Boat
P 51 Spitfire
WWII B 25 Bomber
Flying over the Ohio River and down town Cincinnati
Turning finals on Cincinnati’s Runway 18 Left
Red carpet treatment