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I wasn't sure about my this particular assignment. It had involved a red-eye to Auckland, via Singapore, where the airport facilities had been shut down to the minimal night-time vending machines, if you could locate them. From there, the island-hopping Air Tahiti Nui ATR 42-500 had finally deposited me on this narrow strip of land called Totegegie, part of the Gambier group of islands. This is where I was to pick up my 'rental', a beat up DHC Beaver painted a hideous shade of candy floss pink: I' d been given a couple of stick-on sheets promoting the company's support of a totally unknow
It had come around again fast, the Challenge that is, it was time to take to the skies with the baton, I scarcely had time to call Sharon to check her availability. As expected, she was draped around a Russian oligarch on his liner just off Copacabana beach. She was excited though that she would soon be able to take to the skies, she said “We’ll meet again don’t know where, don’t know … “(That’s enough singing..Ed) So she could turn up at any place at any time! (Cont..p94) So welcome to the first flight of ATWC5. It is my honour to kick off the challenge using the company jet, a Cessna
It's time to once again take to the skies and take bring our Around the World Challenge Baton on it's fifth trip around the world. Want to know more, check out the dedicated forum for all information on this great adventure.