"May" landed at Oshkosh after 11.5 hours of flight. I was exhausted, but managed to land safely and taxi to the tower to sign a "certificate of landing" form. Afterwards, the controller on duty was kind enough to give me a quick tour of the tower. I spent the next day recovering, visiting the EAA museum with my brother, and planning for the next leg of the trip. It looks like I may be delayed flying to Monpelier/Barre due to thunderstorms over New York and Pennsylvania.
After waiting days for a favorable weather window, I finally begin my trip around the world On Friday June 1st. "May" will fly heading east from KCCR to KOSH non-stop in about 11 hours. The route will follow the most direct path possible and avoid restricted/military operations airspace. Highlights include crossing the Sierra Nevada and Rocky mountains, the Great Basin desert, and vast open spaces of the west. Spectacular!
This past week, I have been testing the extended range fuel tanks with several long flights within the state of California. I am waiting for a weather window to open to start the first leg of my around the world flight.
This blog page will be regularly updated about each leg of John's flight.