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LEG 16: SANTA MARIA, AZORES to ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND
 
 
Date Distance (SM) ATE Identifier City
Fri June 28 1581   LPAZ - CYYT St. John's, Newfoundland
 
 

LPAZ - Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal-- CYYT - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Friday, June 28, 2002

   Take off on schedule, cleared to 11,000 feet to clear Pico Ilha en route. 
Thereafter at 10,000 to St. John's, Newfoundland. The anticipated strong 
headwinds failed to materialize. It was mostly a no wind condition for the 
first seven hours with strong crosswinds for the remainder. The last hour 
and a half was solid IFR with moderate rain. The 400 foot ceiling at CYYT 
required an instrument approach. Our ground handler directed us to the 
parking area and arranged for immigration and customs. They drove us to our 
hotel, The Fairmont, four stars, crew rate $99. canadian, about $66. US. Such 
a deal.

	

Saturday, June 29, 2002

   Breakfast, and a Thrifty rent a Car pickup to the airport. Fueled the 
aircraft, and with the help of Carolyn Moores got our Azores report to the 
webmaster.
   With "wheels" for the first time since Hawaii we "dragged the Main" (Water 
Street), had lunch, shopped and went sightseeing. First to Signal Hill. 
Historically old and scientifically more recent. Militarilly it goes back 
about 300 years. Scientifically it was the place where Marconi received the 
first short wave signal from Europe in 1901. It was then off to Cape Spears, 
the easternmost point of North America. Later we had a very nice dinner at 
the Hungry Fishermen and back to the hotel.

	

Pictures from Newfoundland are below.


St. John's, Newfoundland

Click on pictures for high-resolution version.

Ilha Pico, elevation 9,000 feet
Carolyn Moores, computer helper
Bill at Signal Hill
Dick at Signal Hill
Bill at Cape Spears
Dick at Cape Spears
 
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Pascal Landi, Andrzej Vorbrodt, Manny Higazi Sunday, July 7, 2002