Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sponsored L-39 32 Hr Virtual Flight Live Blog


Thanks to everyone for your support, the pilots, bloggers / tweeters and everyone else involved.
All of the tweets, blog updates and Facebook updates are now below along with a list of the live stream videos.

Live Stream Videos:
Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDbS63IgKsc
Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egMu1ayAF7E
Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgShK_BvKTY
Part 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A75DaWQ2SMo
Part 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI1f5IZF3Xg
Part 6 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuOk1XbRXN4
Part 7 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcsebk87J7w
 

22:08Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Finally finished flying, time for bed. I'll try to compile all the posts, tweets and blog entries into the blog page along with the live videos (little airshow at the end)

-Facebook

22:00Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

That's finally over!! 31 hrs 46 mins of flying. Systems...OFF Canopy...OPEN Sleep...NOW! pic.twitter.com/FRKRWSRSwQ


  -@GHaley13

20:21Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Bad weather in the Alps and it's dark but we've made it to Innsbruck and on target for the finish

-@GHaley13

18:35Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014


And we're off. Leaving Lyon to Vodochody via Switzerland. ETA is 10:30Z (GMT) 11:30ish (BST)

-@GHaley13

18:09Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Final live stream to show my insanity, should be a good one as we go through the alps! youtu.be/kcsebk87J7w


  -@GHaley13

17:51Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

On the tarmac at Lyon, time for dinner.

-@GHaley13

16:01Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Making good progress, quick fuel and food stop at Southampton, will be on the way again soon. Watch at youtu.be/LuOk1XbRXN4


  -@GHaley13

15:02Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Touch down at Leeds Bradford for fuel! Soon departing for the Midlands and South West. Lots of flyovers so stay tuned

-@GHaley13

14:33Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Diverting to Newcastle due to bad weather at Edinburgh. Pushing south away from Scottish weather!

-@GHaley13

13:51Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Livestream up: youtu.be/LuOk1XbRXN4 departing in approx 5 minutes


-@GHaley13

13:01Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Touch down in sunny Scotland, time for lunch! Taking off for Birmingham at 14:50, check out the live stream at 80000ftandclimbing.blogspot.co.uk

-@GHaley13

12:05Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Last leg before lunch, Faroe Islands to Inverness! Less than 12 hours to go! Thanks for all the support!

-JB

12:03Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Just refuelled in the Faroe's. Taking off for lunch in Inverness, ETA 13:55 BST

-@GHaley13

11:01Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Just arriving in South East Iceland, picking up fuel and then heading to the Faroe Islands. Watch us on our live feed: youtu.be/mI1f5IZF3Xg


 -@GHaley13

10:30Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014


Flying across Iceland, slightly delayed due to a slight detour.

-@GHaley13

09:05Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014


Live stream part 5 is now up, departure minute 30 youtu.be/mI1f5IZF3Xg


  -@GHaley13

08:32Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Now in western Iceland! Time for breakfast then ready to depart at 10:30 BST

-@GHaley13


05:47Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014


Time to get moving again then, Iceland here we come!

-@GHaley13

04:49Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Planned Time of departure from Greenland 05:40Z (GMT)

-@GHaley13

04:48Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Finally in Greenland, time for a power nap before the next long leg to Iceland

-@GHaley13

02:09Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

As we get ready to leave Goose bay it's time for live stream part 4! youtu.be/A75DaWQ2SMo

 
-@GHaley13

02:05Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Long range tanks now fitted, time to push on from Goose Bay headed for Greenland.

-@GHaley13

00:48Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014
Goose Bay here we come!

-@GHaley13

00:00Z (GMT) 02nd August 2014

Some high level cruising has saved us some fuel so we're skipping Halifax and powering on at 33500ft!

-@GHaley13

23:58Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

@AirplaneGeeks I'm currently in the middle of this and thought you may be interested 80000ftandclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.ht…

-@GHaley13

23:55Z (GMT) 01st August 2014
Progress, darkness is coming though. Now approaching Nova Scotia! pic.twitter.com/6V6Os2XJq5



-@GHaley13

23:07Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Time to leave behind Logan International and head out towards Halifax in Canada

-JB

23:03Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

I started a live stream on @YouTube: youtu.be/cgShK_BvKTY?a

 

-@GHaley13

23:01Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Time for the flight sim marathon to continue. Goodbye Boston!

-@GHaley13

22:35Z (GMT) 01st August 2014
On second final into Logan International, first time we've been early. Great news!

-JB

22:32Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

On final for Logan International in Boston. Looks like we'll be on the ground early which is great to see

-@GHaley13

20:58Z (GMT) 01st August 2014
Refuelling at Toronto in thunder storms, time to head to Boston via Niagara falls! A pass under Rainbow Bridge to come!

-@GHaley13

19:18Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Thundering away from Thunder Bay in 5 L-39's and a 737!

-@GHaley13

19:02Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Time to roll out of Thunder Bay, keep track at 80000ftandclimbing.blogspot.co.uk

-@GHaley13

18:47Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Now for part 2 of the live stream youtu.be/egMu1ayAF7E take off as soon as I've eaten!



-@GHaley13

18:42Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Finally down at Thunder Bay, 40 mins behind schedule but making up for it with a short dinner break so we'll still be departing on the hour!

-@GHaley13

18:40Z (GMT) 01st August 2014
Finally landed at Thunder Bay, Canada. 40 Mins Behind Schedule but takeoff will be on time in 20 mins.

-GH

17:48Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Leaving behind Winnipeg now, heading down to Thunder Bay for a short dinner break. Thanks for your support again!

-@GHaley13

17:45Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Just left Winnipeg, hoping to make up some of lost time by running at full power all the way to Thunder Bay. Keep up to date on the live stream!

-JB

17:07Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

30 miles to Brandon for a low pass then onto Winnipeg Intl. Keep track of where we are on this live map: fsopen.co.uk/maps/index2.ph…

-LW

17:03Z (GMT) 01st August 2014
70 miles to Brandon for a low pass then onto Winnipeg Intl. Keep track of where we are on this live map: fsopen.co.uk/maps/index2.ph…

-@GHaley13

16:39Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

En route to Brandon Municipal Airport, taking off now, see you at the next stop

-LW

16:31Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Just landed in Regina Intl. Time to refuel and we'll be off! Keep following, we'll be heading to Brandon Municipal Airport next. Any donations greatly appreciated.

-LW

16:27Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Just about to land at Regina Intl. Quick fuel stop and we'll be airborne again!

-@GHaley13

15:58Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Making progress across Canada, just over 30 mins till next stop! Keep track on the live Youtube stream youtu.be/fDbS63IgKsc

 

-@GHaley13

15:30Z (GMT) 01st August 2014
First stop in Lethbridge done and aircraft fully refuelled. Time for wheels up in Lethbridge. Thanks for all your support. Remember to keep the donations coming in!

-JB

15:28Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Great to hear so many of you are following our epic trip across continents. Thanks for all your support!

-@GHaley13

15:27Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

On the ground in Lethbridge, a little behind schedule but planning to make up time on next leg.

-@GHaley13

15:24Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

@GHaley13 On final to Lethbridge for first stop of the 32 hour marathon! pic.twitter.com/dnESeteK9E



-@jamesrbaker

15:14Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Live updates available on the blog also 80000ftandclimbing.blogspot.co.uk

-@GHaley13

15:10Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Were 15 minutes out of our first stop at Lethbridge. Glad to see so many of you enjoying the live stream on youtube. Remember to keep up to date on twitter @GHaley13 and @jamesrbaker If you are able to donate, see the details on the event page. Thanks

-JB

15:02Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

We're making good progress across Canada. Expected into Lethbridge in approximately 25 minutes at 15:25Z/16:25GMT or 08:25 Local (UTC-07:00)

-@GHaley13

14:24Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Back online again! Back in the air in the next few minutes

-@GHaley13

14:19Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Some slight technical difficulties... will be back in the air ASAP

-@GHaley13

14:12Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Fundraising for @1206SqnATC new flight simulator with a 32 hour Flight Sim Flight from Vancouver to Vodochody, CZ. Keep donations coming in!

-@GHaley13

14:07Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

We're in the cruise now at 11,000ft and leaving Vancouver behind us.

-@GHaley13

14:03Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Airborne in the 32hour flight sim marathon. Watch online on youtube.com/watch?v=fDbS63… and follow live updates on the blog! 




-@GHaley13

14:00Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

We've got positive rate, and gear is up

-JB

14:00Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

And it's breaks off in Vancouver!

-JB

13:58Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

We're taxiing now! Live stream is up and ready. Pre-flight checks complete were ready for breaks off in 45 seconds

-JB

13:36Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Getting close to wheels up now. All set up and ready for you to watch online. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDbS63IgKs which is going live in just under 24 minutes!

-JB


10:23Z (GMT) 01st August 2014

Not long until takeoff now, 14:00Z (GMT) or 15:00 British Summer time for those in the UK.

Make sure you tune in a little before then as the takeoff roll will start at 14:00:00Z :)

-GH

18.45Z (GMT) 31st July 2014


For all the Tross pilots there is a new Aircraft package available from the downloads section of the events page.


-GH 


14:02Z (GMT) 31st July 2014

Wheels up at 14:00Z tomorrow as we depart Vancouver!

Final preparations are done and will be moving the computer this afternoon or tomorrow morning.


For those not familiar with military time codes Z (Zulu) is UTC/GMT so for those in the UK it's an hour behind local time.


-GH