As we passed Winnipeg, Nina issued a position report and
shortly after a very surprised voice came on the radio.
"Is that really you Nina?” came the voice on centre
frequency. "Sure is," was Nina's reply.
It turned out it was a very surprised Joe Mulkins, former
OAS instructor, letting down into Winnipeg in a Navajo! He
remembered the mighty Beech well!
As the temperatures on the prairies climbed into the high
thirties, the Beech needed gentler coaxing to get to cruise
altitude and the fuel loads became smaller with each stop.
But the Beech managed to get us there and back with only a
minor radio glitch, which as it has two VHF’s was not a problem,
I have to say though, before doing a trip like this again
we will adjust the rigging! AME!
I encourage all of you to see more of our beautiful country…and
if you can do it in a plane…well, so much the better!
That’s all for now folks!