Here goes another ferry flight…

For those of you who are new to the blog, these blogs are about the adventure of ferrying aircraft around the world for MAF and creating awareness of all the good work that MAF does- all around the world.

For those who have kept up with a blog in the past it will be a bit different. It is normally Val Neufeld who writes the blog. On this adventure it will be myself, Isaiah Fast, who is trying to fill the big shoes of the blog that Val has set out.

N701MA Grand Caravan was flown into Winnipeg, Manitoba from Moundridge, Kansas on Friday, November 19th, from where it got ferry tanks installed. Having these tanks means that we can take 760 gallons of fuel on board – which – when burning 52 gallons an hour at altitude means that we can be in the air for just over 14 1/2 hours.

The seats are removed from the back of the plane and the tanks are installed behind the cockpit

This ferry trip is eastbound to the Democratic Republic of the Congo – a new country for both Dylan and myself.

The adventure begins with a flight from Winnipeg to Quebec City which is normally a seven hour flight. But with a tail wind of 40 knots at 10,000 feet we did it in under six hours.

Manitoba prairies

We plan to spend the first night in Quebec City

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