Around the World in a 4 place Cessna

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Around the World in a 4 place Cessna

#1 Post by fin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:24 pm

Caco and one or two others may have seen part of this guy's history, when he flew a Skylane from England to Capetown and visited 26 countries along the way (plus or minus, from memory).

I have known him for years and happily flown with him at least once, on a much less challenging flight.

Anyone interested in what can be done with a small Cessna behind a prop will hopefully find his new website as interesting as I did.

https://katamarino.co.uk/index.php/round-the-world/
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#2 Post by Cacophonix » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:05 am

I have been a follower of this chap's adventures and site for some time now after your initial recommendation fin. I thoroughly recommend it to others here in turn.

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#3 Post by Woody » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:49 am

Must be something about Cape Town, can’t see it myself :ymdevil:

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#4 Post by fin » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:42 pm

Looking open-mouthed at some of the legs in the Pacific, but closer to some people's home, I note he will be flying into Stronsay in the not too distant future, and how exciting it would be to have someone meet him when he does so.
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#5 Post by fin » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:15 pm

Just an update to say WOW at his survival training as well as the mods for his Skylane. Sincerely hope those who are interested will follow his website.
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#6 Post by ian16th » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:42 pm

Woody wrote:
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Must be something about Cape Town, can’t see it myself :ymdevil:

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#7 Post by fin » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:08 pm

Seriously wonder whether anyone will look at this without advance knowledge, and say..."Wait...WHAT???"
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#8 Post by fin » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:41 pm

Eight plus hours aloft in his 4 place, and he's made it from Florida to almost the middle of Texas.
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#9 Post by fin » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:45 am

Made it to California, non-stop from Florida against the jet stream. 14 hours so far, two to go.
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#10 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:55 pm

Just had a look at his website and tracker; looks good so far. :-bd Good luck to him and I will certainly continue to follow his progress. Thanks for the heads up fin. :)
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#11 Post by fin » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:36 pm

You are entirely welcome for sure. I am stunned by his trip preps. You, as sometime resident of Africa,would likely find his flight from England to Capetown equally interesting. He went with a lady doctor and visited over 2 dozen different countries IIRC.
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#12 Post by fin » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:08 pm

He just updated his website. Flew from Massachusetts to Pittsburg, by way of stops in Florida, California and North Dakota ONLY. In a Skylane.

I'm wondering whether he will turn out to be the youngest ever to solo around the globe. Self financed.
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#13 Post by ricardian » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:59 am

fin wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Looking open-mouthed at some of the legs in the Pacific, but closer to some people's home, I note he will be flying into Stronsay in the not too distant future, and how exciting it would be to have someone meet him when he does so.
I've just seen fin's post and looked at the chap's website. No mention of Stronsay that I could see.
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#14 Post by fin » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:33 pm

Next time I come across it I'll copy it here.
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#15 Post by fin » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:31 am

You are quite right. I just re-checked and he HAS changed his itinerary. And yes, I swear I know the difference between Faroe and Orkneys.
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#16 Post by fin » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:39 pm

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#17 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:00 pm

Why the double-back EDI/ABZ?

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#18 Post by Undried Plum » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:47 pm

EDI surprises me greatly as a destination in his current plan.

Nowadays it's about as GA-friendly as LHR or JFK. Even the big boys, with their Challengers and G5s, aren't allowed to park overnight.

He'll also have to take a VERY large bucket of money to pay the rip-off fees. The banksters and the Arab princelings and the Russian mobsters can afford that sort of thing to visit the more expensive Estates in the Highlands, but a Cessna 172 owner? C'mon!

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#19 Post by llondel » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:12 am

That might explain the backtrack to ABZ. Turn up over EDI, say "how much?" in an incredulous voice and bugger off somewhere cheaper.

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#20 Post by fin » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:02 pm

G-CPTN wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Why the double-back EDI/ABZ?
Purely guessing, but perhaps he is discharging a (lucky) passenger in EDI. As I have already discovered, there are still parts of his proposed itinerary which remain flexible. I was not aware either, until I read the article, that it is not going to be flown in one continuous journey, but broken into month long segments.
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