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