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Where the wind will carry me …

In Flight Log, Navigation on October 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm
Flight Summary
Engine Time 11h 51m
Landings 7
Fuel total 85 Gallons
Fuel per hour approx. 7.2 Gallons (28 Liters)
Hotel cost approx. RM 240 (SGD 100)
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The flight safari has been postponed, so I had free time on my hand and decided to jump into the club piper to see where the wind would carry me.

13 October 2012, 14:00 LT, Malacca Airport

Empty Airport Terminal in Malacca

Well, as it turns out the wind decided to carry me exactly 100 nm before putting a full stop on my plans with thunderstorms over Subang. Now I am sitting in an empty airport terminal in Malacca and hope I will later make it to Penang and Langkawi.

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Subang live updates

In Navigation on October 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

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On my way to Subang. Intention is to fly to Pangkor later.

Big scare. After Cape Ricardo the electrical system of the aircraft went completely dead. The handheld radio wasn’t strong enough to reach Lumpur Info. Eventually I managed to contact another aircraft and got cleared to Subang. In Subang the handheld radio worked and they let me land. Of course in between the batteries of the handheld had to be changed too.

That was not a pleasant experience. The battery is now completely dead, which means the alternator wasn’t charging.

I hope to get it fixed by tomorrow so that I can fly back by plane.