Up at 430 this morning to make our 7am departure
The airport – like so many airports in the world right now – a ghost town – so big and empty – no people except some employees – there have been few flights since covid.
Landscape along the way
Dylan fuelling up the ferry tanks one last time. Flying with ferry tanks allows the plane to refuel en route. It’s important when refueling in flight to set a timer to remember to check the gauge. So easy to forget! When we were ferrying a plane from Australia a few years ago we were told the story by a mechanic there of a friend of his – who when flying over the Pacific to Hawaii had forgotten to stop his re fueling and pumped all his fuel out of his plane! He landed at night – in the ocean- with rescue boats waiting. Sheesh
The Pacific Ocean means peaceful sea in Spanish. It is the largest and deepest of the earths oceans (twice as big as the Atlantic). It’s average depth is 13,000 feet and reaching 35,797 at Mariana’s Trench).
The Pacific stirs up some of the strongest hurricanes due to its warm waters. Something I learned reading up on storms is that hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones are just different names for the same weather pattern – depending where it is occurring.
We’ve been keeping watch on the current hurricane – Surigae in these waters – thinking we may be delayed in Japan- but it wasn’t in our path and flew with both tailwinds and headwinds