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I just took it while you were writing this. Underway to Unalaska. ETA 2hr 30min.

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Look forward to your safe arrival. Take care at the notorious Unalaska approach :-eek!Mike

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Will do. After that, who's taking the next leg further down the chain?For interested parties, next 2 legs could be PADU-PAAK (300nm) and PAAK-ATU (460nm) to get us near Kamchatka.

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I could take either one, but I've got to go out for a bit. Will check in around 2230Z and see how you're doing. How's the WX up there today?Best,GeraldKMLB

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current METAR for PADU: PADU 182035Z 13020G28KT 3SM FEW010 BKN013 OVC019 02/M01 A2935 Not bad, winds are getting less but visibility is dropping.

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I have it...PADU-PADK ~385 MilesSticking with the King Air...Takeoff photos in a moment...

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You're too late, I'm almost at PADU... You should have checked earlier threads :)Pick up at PADU in about 15 minutes.

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You mean too EARLY! I thought you already had dropped it off at Unalaska! Oops.... I'll be standing by - but if someone else grabs it before me, feel free!

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I'm down at PADU (Dutch harbor, Unalaska).PADU 182135Z 12015G30KT 080V140 1 1/4SM BKN010 OVC013 02/M01

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I've landed now. Weather at PADU is a really nice 1.25 mile visibility, overcast 1100ft and winds gusting to 30 knots.

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Looks like Greg has the next one, so I'll take the ATU leg, if I can, except look at this: PASY 182105Z 04035G46KT 7SM SCT016 BKN024 BKN036 02/M02 A2900 RMKThis is for Erickeson AS about 50nm east of ATU. Check the winds! And the area forecast is lousy:UNIMAK PASS TO ADAK AJ...VALID UNTIL 190900...CLOUDS/WX...***AIRMET MT OBSC***MTS OCNL OBSC IN CLDS/PCPN. NC...BKN015 OVC025 MEGG LYRS ABV TOPS FL280 VIS 4SM SN/RASN. ISOL CIG BLW 010 VIS BLW 3SM SN/RASN BR. SFC WND SE 20G30KT.OTLK VALID 190900-200300 IFR CIG RA BR WND....TURB...***AIRMET TURB***MOD TURB BLW 060. WKN... ...ICE AND FZLVL...ISOL MOD RIME ICEIC 060-140. FZLVL 010.Sooooo...think I'll opt for PASY as it at least has an ILS, which ATU doesn't.GeraldKMLB

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Sounds good, I'll pick it up again when I wake up tomorrow (nearing midnight here).

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If you can, let me know your ETA. And watch the weather, getting progressively worse the farther west we go.GeraldKMLB

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EDIT: I see the screenshot now.Metro752 currently has the baton.Kindest Regards-

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OK, you've got it. Let me know, when you can, where and when to pick it up. Good luck with the winds!GeraldKMLB

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Paul,You might focus on PASY. The winds are nasty, but you have a 10,000 ft runway (at the old Air Force Base). Lots of margin of error.ATU is a little Coast Guard supply field. Much tougher landing, given the local winds.When you get near enough, you might give us a heads-up on the ETA. Gerald, are you ready to go?Does anyone want to volunteer to join me in a run through the (US) night until our European colleagues can take over?Best,Mike

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PS. The PASY-UHPP run is pretty long (570nm) but seems to have a good tailwind at the moment. So Gerald (or Greg?), please pick a craft with enough range and altitude capacity to jump that puddle... :-hahM.

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Hi Mike,Paul's going to land at PADK, so I'll go PADK to PASY. And, yep, I'm ready.GeraldKMLB

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So let's say that Gerald will take over from Paul at something like 8:00 PM EST (0100Z) and runs to PASY by about 10:00 PM EST (0300Z). (EST is the Forum's local time.)I'll take the PASY-UHPP run unless we get another volunteer. (The door is wide open!) That would leave a LONG trip from Kamchatka to Hokaido. Say UHPP-RJCM. (It doesn't do any good to go northwest as we would eventually have an equally long trip back southward.)So the schedule probably looks like:PILOT FLIGHT DEPART ARRIVALPaul PADU-PADK (6:00-8:00 PM EST) 2300-0100Z Gerald PADK-PASY (8:00-10:30 PM EST) 0100-0330ZVolunteer PASY-UHPP (10:30-1:30 AM EST) 0330-0630ZVolunteer UHPP-RJCM (1:30-5:30 AM EST) 0630-1030Z(all flight times approximate, and likely to slip for the usual reasons)Whereupon the AVSIM Europeans are back in business. Volunteers?Best,Mike

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I have landed at PADK. I flew the Freeware Flight Group Saab 340 in ATA's Chicago Express livery.PADU-PADK 384.2nm. Winds were 080 @ 25. Broke through the ceiling at 1,700 on the ILS for RWY 23.METAR: PADK 182353Z 08025KT 7SM -RA SCT015 OVC020 05/02 A2847------------------------------------------------------------------------PADK Adak Navy AK METAR observed at: 18 Feb 23:53 UTC (34 minutes ago)Wind direction: from 80 degreesWind speed: 25 knotsVisibility: 11200 metersPresent weather: Light RainSky conditions: Scattered (3/8-4/8) at 1500 feet Overcast (8/8) at 2000 feetTemperature: 5 degrees Celsius, Dew point: 2 degrees CelsiusAltimeter setting: 28.47 inches mercuryPaul Meyer - Morris, C09status.php?id=810173&indicator=OD1&a=a.jhttp://www.flightsimnetwork.com/dcforum/Us...7b45404593a.jpg

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OK, I have the baton, going PADK-PASY in the King Air. I'll report when I'm off, hopefully in about ten.Best,GeraldKMLB

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I'm off, ETA PASY 0210Z. Nice 25kt tailwind, overcast skies...LaterBest,GeraldKMLB

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Gerald,Blue Skies...I'll take over next unless we get a volunteer. Anyone? Note that the next leg (UHPP-RJCM) will be a Bear. Gosh.Mike

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