Leg 1: Manville to Miami Next Leg
Date From To
Sat 07/03 47N - Manville, NJ, United States / UTC -04:00 DST KTMB - Miami, FL, United States / UTC -05:00
Departure Enroute Arrival Distance Avg. Spd. Max. Spd. Max. Alt. Fuel
(NM) (KT) (KT) (FT) (USG)
Estimated 09:00 (13:00Z) 06:15 14:15 (19:15Z) 938 100
Actual 09:42 (13:42Z) 07:35 16:17 (21:17Z) 1,038 137 177 9,070

Expected Weather: New Jersey to South Florida in Early July

By Steve Pellettiere

The first leg of this mission will include a direct flight from New Jersey to South Florida. The weather in New Jersey in Early July is typically warm and hazy. Morning weather is usually still and precipitation is mainly from afternoon thunderstorms. Similar weather will be found in route to south Florida. Conditions in Florida usually include afternoon air-mass thunderstorms and temperature ranges from highs of 94F to lows of 74F.

Averages

Temperature in Florida Low: 74F, High: 94F
Winds Aloft at 7,000 to 10,000 Feet From the southwest at 16 MPH

reports

From: Manville, NJ
Date: Saturday July 03, 2004 at 10:00 EDT
By: Pascal Landi

A group of about 50 surrounded the aircraft and its crew before their departure, complete with music and a DJ. Friends and family of the crew were present, as well as the Weldon Family and friends. A one-man TV crew from NEWS 12 had been dispatched to record the event and a brief segment was aired that night.

The flight left pretty much on time, with beautiful weather. Below are some of the pictures of the event.

Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
Send-off group
Banner to be displayed at each stop
Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
Dick and Ed
Photo Courtesy of Mark Seeman
Dick and Ed
Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
Dick, Whitney and Ed
Photo Courtesy of Mark Seeman
Dick with companion Karina
Ed interviewed by News 12 New Jersey
Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
The Weldon Family
Photo Courtesy of Mark Seeman
Ed's wife Bobbie (right) with Weldon's
Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
The Galkin Family
Ed with grand children
Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
With Amanda Cali, whose son Ian has FOP
Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
Tight quarters
Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
And you think it's cramped in coach ...
Photo Courtesy of Mark Seeman
Taxi to runway 7
Photo Courtesy of Mark Seeman
This way up
Photo Courtesy of Todd Kaplan
Wheels up
First take-off of this journey
From: Tamiami, Florida
Date: Sunday July 04, 2004 at 20:10 EDT
By: Ed Galkin

After a glorious sendoff at Kupper we started on our first leg of the Flight for a Cure. The takeoff time was almost as planned, out at 9:38 and off at 9:42. We were planning to get an IFR clearance in the air if necessary. But he weather remained almost cloudless until reaching Florida where the clouds were building treacherously over land. Our offshore planning paid off with no cloud encounters. So, with only Flight Following it was an uneventful flight. May they all be uneventful. We touched down at Tamiami at the 5:17 time with the total air time of 7:30. Tamiami was lifeless on the 4th of July eve. We fueled at Air Sal, 184.4 gals. at $2.70 per. Not bad. But there was no one for car rental or hotel assistance. A query to Ground Control resulted in being directed to International Flight Service which we did and were treated royally. A rental car took us to the Radisson Suites for a luxurious suite and a fine dinner.

From: Summit, New Jersey
Date: Monday September 20, 2004 at 14:14 EDT
By:
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Melbourne Beach, Florida
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Stuart (KSUA), Florida, from 8,500'
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Palm Beach (KPBI), Florida, from 8,500'
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Beverley Beach, Hollywood, Florida
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Miami, Florida
Leg 1: Manville to Miami Next Leg

© 2004 Pascal Landi