Nothing like some real life scenarios when checking out a new lessor for my Twin Cessna. After departing KSBA, we wound up with reduced range, late night flight, followed by a winter front. Our plane was to land behind the weather, fuel, climb to FL210 to top the weather and land at Boston. Enroute we had a gyro failure and we were faced with a socked in Northeast. Nothing like landing at Boston Logan in minimums partial panel to keep you on your toes. I have never been so happy to be on the ground in my flying career. Turned out the slaving mechanism for the HSI had failed and thanks to a phone consult with Robin Howard of Howard Avionics we were able to reset and continue the flight back to the west coast.
What to do with a fresh HS125 Type rating? Fly around the world, of course…
PAMR • CYXY • CYYE • KCTB • KBJC • KJCT • MMVR • MMUN
Who wouldn’t take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly the Alaskan Highway in November in a single engine Cessna that had been parked for three years?!?! My sentiments, exactly! After a week of waiting on the seller and buyer to agree on paperwork and a mutually acceptable insurance policy that I sourced, I was cleared for take-off.
Day 1: After my briefing that VFR was not recommended due to a fogged in pass, I had to consider the fact that I could be stuck in Anchorage for the winter. I made the decision that VFR on top was the best option on an otherwise beautiful day to get to Whitehorse by sunset. This was tricky on the best of times due to short days and losing a time zone. After an incredible flight with breathtaking frozen mountain views, I touched down in Whitehorse at sunset and covered the plane in the dark.