Well after a quick refreshment I checked the aircraft over to make sure everything was ok and nothing had
fallen of and would you know it nothing had.
The weather was still on my side with Yakutat local information saying that there was calm wind, visibility
was 38SM with cloud at 1600SCT and the base of 4000ft BKN
I checked the weather for Sitka by phone and they reported that the wind was 298/5 28SM VIS with light rain
and a cloud base of 2700BKN.
After I had flown flight 1637 from KMSP to PANC I was hoping to have a bit of R&R
In Anchorage, but it turns out that a company had a CESSNA STATIONAIR 6 II MODEL U206G (1980) to ferry down to
Ketchikan and that there pilot had fallen ill with some strange bug, so I was asked if
I would like to fly it down to Ketchikan for them.
I have decided to fly around the world flying a DC-3 from and to St Paul. This flight will be performed without the use of a GPS and FSNavigator. This is old school flying, using real weather and VFR only. Flight will start at St Paul and heading west; will cover Canada, Alaska, Russia, Finland and other countries as weather permits. This will all be done in real time.
Photos will be taken at every opportunity and summaries written to give the viewer a sense of realism of the flight. A flight log will be kept and written for each flight. Only flight tools used will be an E6 Flight Computer (not a real computer), sextant, charts, and aeronautical maps.