Date Distance (SM) ATE Identifier City
Sat June 15     WBSB - WBKK Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Sun June 16     WBKK - VTSP Phuket, Thailand

WBKK - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia -- VTSP - Phuket, Thailand
Sunday, June 16, 2002

Flight on Fast Track Thanks to Richard Ong

Dick filed this report:

Departed Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, after Richard Ong performed duties of
Immigration, Customs, Airport Manager and Flying Club fueler and flight
planner.  He refiled our original flight plan with a shorter cut avoiding
the heavily trafficked Singapore area.

Arrived in Phuket just before dark.  Stayed at the nearby Pearl Village
Resort Hotel.  Very nice, particularly the architecture.


See pictures from Kota Kinabalu below.

WBSB - Sultanate of Brunei -- WBKK - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Saturday, June 15, 2002

Some People Go Out of Their Way to Get Gas ...

Dick filed this report:

Arrived at airport for early departure. Fueler arrived with only two
hundred litres of avgas, all that they had. Shelby of Skyplan told me
two months ago that they only had 200 litres and that a shipment from
Australia was due shortly. It has not arrived yet.

What to Do?

Shell man said only fuel was from aero club in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia a
hundred miles back track.
Backtrack we did and added two drums (400 litres), enough for our
journey tomorrow to Phuket, Thailand.

Sabah Flying Club member Flight Instructor Richard Ong and his crew
took good care of us including a 5 star Deluxe Tanjung Aru Resort Hotel.
Super elegance for US$50. After Richard e-mail floppy, had time for
a dip in the pool before dinner.
Hope to get this off tonight before bedtime. If not as soon as possible.
Best Regards,

See pictures from Kota Kinabalu below.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Click on pictures for high-resolution version.

Kota Kinabalu Aero Club
with AN 38 in background
Refueling at Kinabalu
Yacht Club for lunch
Guest of Richard Ong
Dick and Bill
in front of Yacht Club
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Pascal Landi, Manny Higazi Tuesday, September 25, 2007