Young Anglo Belgian girl looks to circumnavigate the world solo

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Re: Young Anglo Belgian girl looks to circumnavigate the world solo

#21 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:04 pm

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Good on her, hope all goes well. She doesn't seem to have a tracking page on her web site? Back seat removed so that there is no doubt about being 'solo'. And, no support aircraft flying along side. Also doubt that she is wearing RAF wings.

Shirley there must be some sort of support though? Someone pre-positioning ahead?
Wrong: https://flyzolo.com/route/ However absolutely ridiculous that they should put local times not Zulu.
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Re: Young Anglo Belgian girl looks to circumnavigate the world solo

#22 Post by Boac » Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:12 pm

Not really when they want locals to attend?

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#23 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:52 pm

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Not really when they want locals to attend?
+1

Not at all unreasonable, particularly as there are many Captain Mainwarings in the world who have not a clue about Zulu or UCT etc.

Her dad is ex RAF I believe and has handled his daughter's intinerary, clearances etc. Her mom is providing the Stoemp, Brussels sprouts etc, and ensuring that no strong Belgian beer is drunk at night.
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Re: Young Anglo Belgian girl looks to circumnavigate the world solo

#24 Post by Undried Plum » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:09 pm

Looks like the lassie is tracking towards the Hudson before doing her JFK landing.

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Two rest days at JFK? What would that cost in ramp fees?

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Re: Young Anglo Belgian girl looks to circumnavigate the world solo

#25 Post by Ex-Ascot » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:15 pm

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:52 pm
Boac wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Not really when they want locals to attend?
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Not at all unreasonable, particularly as there are many Captain Mainwarings in the world who have not a clue about Zulu or UCT etc.

Her dad is ex RAF I believe and has handled his daughter's intinerary, clearances etc. Her mom is providing the Stoemp, Brussels sprouts etc, and ensuring that no strong Belgian beer is drunk at night.
OK point taken but how many more are following her rather than meeting her. Zulu as well as local then.

Not 100% sure about her father. He may be a brown job.
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#26 Post by Undried Plum » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:29 pm

Just watching her pulling a wee bit of G around Da Laydee.

Boy, that pongo pilot must be proud of hi daughter right now!

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#27 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:33 pm

Undried Plum wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:29 pm
Just watching her pulling a wee bit of G around Da Laydee.

Boy, that pongo pilot must be proud of hi daughter right now!
Yes, he is ex British army. His wife, Beatrice De Smet lived in Botswana at one stage. They must both be very proud of her.
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Re: Young Anglo Belgian girl looks to circumnavigate the world solo

#28 Post by Undried Plum » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:37 pm

It looks like there's a JetBanger filming her from 1,200'.

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Re: Young Anglo Belgian girl looks to circumnavigate the world solo

#29 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:19 pm

Undried Plum wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:37 pm
It looks like there's a JetBanger filming her from 1,200'.

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Might be her dad, he is a helicopter pilot.
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