Sunday, November 30, 2014

Key West to Belize City

I flew from Melbourne to pick up Andres in Ft. Lauderdale, and then we flew over the Everglades on the way to the Key West.  Andres mounted a GoPro camera on the wingtip for the whole flight, and controlled if from his iPhone.

Florida Keys

 Florida Keys

 Key West ready for 8am departure

 Jim and Andres looking forward to the flight!

Leaving Key West

 Somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico

 Andres had to shut off the engine over Cancun and play a little
We were fine until Cancun approach said "122AF What.....Are....You....Doing?

Cancun wingover

 Base leg into Belize City

 The airport authorities have upgraded the facilities since my last visit.  They now offer cinderblock tie downs instead of us having to scrounge our own boulders.

Dive boat waiting for morning departure to dive sites 50 miles offshore.  People live and dive from the boat for a week at a time for $2500.  The boat has a hot tub.

Trip stats: 600nm flown.  5 hours total flight time including engine off gliding from 12,500 to 8,500 over Cancun.  20.9 gallons fuel burned.  7 gallons remaining in Belize.