Date Distance (SM) ATE Identifier City
Sat May 25 894 6:47 N40 - KUBX Cuba, MO

N40 - Sky Manor, New Jersey, USA -- KUBX - Cuba, Missouri, USA
Saturday, May 25, 2002

Dick, Bill and N178E Take Off from Sky Manor in Beautiful Morning Sky ...
... and Make it to Cuba in 6 hours 47 minutes.

They filed this report:

We departed Sky Manor Airport, Saturday, at 8:00 AM.  We were pleased  to
see so many well-wishers to see us off.  We had a release time of 0828 and
that is exactly when we took off.  Our first leg was to Cuba - - Cuba,
Missouri that is.  As we expected we had headwinds, an average of 35 MPH. 
This made our journey six hours and 47 minutes.

Weatherwise, we encountered a warm front for about a hundred miles in the
Parkersburg, Virginia area.  In the clouds but smooth.  Later we
circumnavigated a thunderstorm northeast of Farmington, Missouri with the
top to 46,000 ft.  We saw pizels displayed on recently installed Stormscope
for the first time.  Being able to see the detected weather visually gives
us confidence that we will be able to avoid severe weather with this high
tech instrument.  The airplane performed perfectly thanks to Kress Aviation
and mechanic, Alan Schier.  

The Cuba airport is a one runway, small city airport.  We selected this
airport because of its favorable fuel price.  We replaced 84 gals. consumed
at a price of $1.73.  I don't expect to see a price like that for the rest
of the trip.  

With the use of a loaner crew car we had a delicious steak dinner and
bedded down at the Super 8 Motel.  

Tomorrow it will be an early departure for Albuquerque and La Cholla Air
Park, Tucson.  

See pictures from Sky Manor and Cuba below.

Sky Manor, New Jersey

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Sky Manor Airport and Restaurant
Final Preparations
Ernie Securing Luggage
Food for the Plane
Food for the Crew
Captain Sollner Feels his Way through the Cockpit ...
... while Captain Moore Feels the Crowd
Right Engine Start
Left Engine Start
Taxi to Runway 7
A Dream Takes Off ...
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Cuba, Missouri

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The First Officer has always the Hardest Job.
Nice Ramp!
Now, what is this about?
Great Reception
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Pascal Landi, Manny Higazi Tuesday, September 25, 2007