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Date From To
Tue 07/06 MPMG - Panama City, Panama / UTC -05:00 SPIM - Lima, Peru / UTC -05:00
Departure Enroute Arrival Distance Avg. Spd. Max. Spd. Max. Alt. Fuel
(NM) (KT) (KT) (FT) (USG)
Estimated 08:00 (13:00Z) 08:24 16:24 (21:24Z) 1,262 135
Actual 07:52 (12:52Z) 09:50 17:42 (22:42Z) 1,355 138 171 11,808

Expected Weather: Panama to Lima, Peru

By Steve Pellettiere

During this leg, the flight route crosses the equator at Ecuador in route to Lima, Peru. The heaviest weather will be from Panama to the central Ecuadorian coast.

Lima is at latitude 14 degrees south and this time of year in Peru is dry and warm.

Averages

Temperature in Lima Low: 67F, High: 85F
July Precipitation 0.2 Inch
Winds Aloft at 7,000 to 10,000 Feet From the northeast at 8 MPH

reports

From: Lima, Peru
Date: Wednesday July 07, 2004 at 10:07 EDT
By: Gaby Ponte (Maria Claudia's godmother)

Photo Courtesy of Gaby Ponte
Jocelyn (11) and Maria Claudia (7). Both have FOP
Photo Courtesy of Gaby Ponte
Jocelyn's mother Paulina next to Dick, Maria Claudia's mother Teresa next to Ed, with 1 year old daughter Maria Fernanda and oldest sister Maria Teresa kneeling
From: Lima, Peru
Date: Wednesday July 07, 2004 at 20:07 EDT
By: Ed Galkin and Dick Sollner

We had a very emotional day in Lima. We met with two children with FOP and their families. We were able to do an interview regarding FOP, which will be published in a medical newspaper. We spent the rest of the day at the airport refueling the plane and shipping home approximately 150 pounds of unnecessary gear. We also discarded all unnecessary Jeppesen charts. We were concerned with the weight and balance after fueling. We plan a 6:00 AM departure.

The forecast winds will give us about a 10 KT head wind. We had no time to tour Lima. We are now with Gaby who is helping us download our Garmin Pacific Data Base. We plan to have dinner with Gaby when the update is complete.

Skyplan has spent most of the day with us and has made everything much easier for us. We should be in Easter Island around 7:00 PM. The last forecast for Easter Island was for a 1500 FT overcast with rain showers (temporary). The new forecast will not be available until after our departure.

We will try to get you more e-mail on Friday.

Photo Courtesy of Gaby Ponte
Jocelyn and Maria Claudia with Ed
Photo Courtesy of Gaby Ponte
Jocelyn and Maria Claudia with the Crew
From: Lima, Peru
Date: Friday July 09, 2004 at 15:17 EDT
By: Gaby Ponte

Hi everybody!!!

Im glad to tell you that yesterday night Maria Claudia and Jocelyn were on TV, in a very important TV program. Im sending you some pictures of them.

Hope all you have a great weekend!!!

Adios,

Gaba

Photo Courtesy of Gaby Ponte
During the interview
Photo Courtesy of Gaby Ponte
Maria Claudia's Mom being interviewed
From: Summit, New Jersey
Date: Monday September 20, 2004 at 14:14 EDT
By:
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
En route to Lima, the Andes in northern Peru
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Chimbote, Ancash region, Peru
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Chimbote, Ancash region, Peru
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Carlos, our Skyplan handler in Lima
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Ed Galkin providing consultation on Jocelyn malocclusion
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
A very patient Jocelyn lets Ed take pictures for the record
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Ed with Gaby Ponte
Photo Courtesy of Ed Galkin or Dick Sollner
Maria Claudia and her mother, Teresa
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