Author Topic: G-IRTY's round the world flight  (Read 1976 times)

Offline Vixen

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2019, 12:28:22 PM »
The flight tracker posted by Jo is working, but sometimes takes several minutes to update itself. She is currently here: https://www.silverspitfire.com/about/flight-tracker/

It would be a great help if they also undated the Estimated Dates of Arrival down route.

It looks like they may have turned about on the Faroes/ Iceland leg, but decided to proceed anyway.

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2019, 08:43:38 PM »
From what I can make out from the flight tracker he made some deviations due to weather and as you said at one point decided to turn back to Faroe most probably due to weather.  I suspect he might have seen an opening in the weather and took a chance and made it to Iceland.

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2019, 08:56:05 PM »
If the chase plane was already ahead of them and in Iceland (as ADeV said) then it could relay the Iceland local met conditions to G-IRTY.

Anyone know when they are due to set off on the next leg to Greenland?

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« Last Edit: August 09, 2019, 09:17:31 PM by Vixen »
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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 11:25:57 AM »
Now in Greenland.

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 07:07:52 PM »
I get a 404 error for the planned route...Grr.  Any chance they are stopping near Seattle, WA USA?

Hmm, ok, found the text route description.  Paine Field on 31 August, 4 night stop.  Hmmm.

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2019, 05:02:22 PM »
Looks like she has made it to Ottawa  :whoohoo: . She's running 4 days behind behind schedule  :-\

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2019, 06:32:43 PM »
Hopefully the weather across North America will be better.

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2019, 06:51:26 PM »
They had same kind of problems with weather ferrying planes over to England back in WWII, at least now the navigation system is better.

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2019, 05:27:07 PM »
She's just North of the Mexico border :)

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2019, 09:04:01 AM »
I wondered what it was doing down near the Mexico border when the next stops are Edwards AFB, Santa Monica and then Mojave. Also why was the flight path around Comanche Ranch erratic?

It  appears Comanche Ranch is a private airfield in the middle of nowhere so I guess they are doing a courtesy visit to one of their mates /sponsors and the erratic flight path was probably a display.

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Off the plan a bit? Now a stop at a private ranch airport 1000 miles from the published route.

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2019, 07:07:41 AM »
G-IRTY is due to arrive home today  :whoohoo:

She is currently sitting at Lelystad Airport in the Netherlands, the weather is looking good  8)


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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2019, 01:33:55 PM »
She's just landed doing lots of circuits around her home airfield Goodwood :wine1:

I hope some of you got to see her on her travels :cheers:

Jo
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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2019, 02:31:41 PM »
No - at first the web site was not great with regards to points along the way - when I did find out where it visited in Canada - I had found that I had missed it by a couple of days. Oh well...

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Re: G-IRTY's round the world flight
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2019, 09:13:21 PM »
My experience was similar, they had some delays and the days when it was to be up here at Paine Field in Washington state, I was away on a trip.  Ah well. :'(