Been hanging around the area for a few days, some to get acclimated to the climate and moreso to make sure the red headed bandit hasn't flown in to interrupt my plans.
Had about enough of resort seafood for the time being so figured it was time to head out.
I flew in commercial.
I went out to the airport early this morning to see if I could beg, borrow or steal a ride out of here and most importantly - able to get into Tympaki, and got lucky.
Turns out the Embraer test crew is here testing some hot weather improvements to their incredible Phenom 100.
A few minutes later...
some greased palms, some fuel put on the credit card and here I am, we have the GPU hooked up, the engineers loaded and ready to flip the switches and bring this beast to life.
Clearance picked up, looks like FL280 for this trip
"4L via A, Xray Romeo Victor"
"Strobes, Bleeds, Transponder, Landing Lights, before takeoff checklist complete"
"Positive rate, gear up"
100 ft, its getting hazy
250 ft. totally in the clouds
Coming up on the ginormous bustling metropolis of Cairo
Sea as far as the eye can see... shows how small we are on the earth
Turning to our final waypoint
Getting closer now
Wind is calm, so we are on an extended left base for 27
The AWOS lied
Down a little long but manageable
Ailerons into the wind for the taxi
Marcellus, I'm under that rock over there with the baton, the Embraer guys took their airplane back to HESH... didn't even shut down both engines, opened the door, shut down the left engine and kicked me out. I musta worn out my welcome.
*Apologies for the crazy blue at the start, I just loaded a new REX texture set and everything is REALLY blue, going to try and change that*