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  • Jan Ferreira
    by Jan Ferreira 3 years ago
    I created this blog so we can follow Dave's adventure and comment on his experience. You can also live track his progress on Spot-Live and google earth
  • Michael Adams
    by Michael Adams 3 years ago
    Very glad you posted this, Jan. I will follow Dave's progress with interest.
  • Captain X
    by Captain X 3 years ago
    He's Across the Channel!
  • Ken Nussear
    by Ken Nussear 3 years ago
    Man he had me worried yesterday. Looked like a re-run of the last attempt.
  • jeff trike
    by jeff trike 3 years ago
    I zoomed in on his SPOT track in satellite mode and saw the airport he landed at. There was at trike parked on the grass. Looks like a beautiful spot.
  • Flying  Frog
    by Flying Frog 3 years ago
    Tomorrow he will be going down to Dave Lords airstrip in his back garden, Lordy is an English trike instructor with a school in France. I might fly north and share a beer with them.
  • Flying  Frog
    by Flying Frog 3 years ago
    He is in the air again now. He should be heading to Daves place, www.wanafly.co.uk.
  • Flying  Frog
    by Flying Frog 3 years ago
    More info and pictures on http://www.microlightforum.com/content.php?265-the-spokes-adventure
  • Captain X
    by Captain X 3 years ago
    Looks like he's on the move again!
    I need a translation: When he talks about his radio batteries being "knackered," it kinda sounds like he's talking about using a hand-held/battery operated radio for a near round the world flight?
    He pushed hard on that first attempt to cross the channel- that was gutsy.
  • Flying  Frog
    by Flying Frog 3 years ago
    David, In the conversations that I have had, it seems that his main trike battery was knackered (broken, no good anymore). I would guess that he has a couple of radios and at least one running off internal batteries, as per the Icom A3 or A6.
  • Jan Ferreira
    by Jan Ferreira 2 years ago
    What's going on with Dave Sykes transponder? He has been turned back twice during his trip for a transponder not working. He has been stuck on Qatar for 4 days now. Come on guys give a chap some help out there.
  • Tom Donovan
    by Tom Donovan 2 years ago
    Jan, he,s on his way again. I checked his GPS locator this morning.
  • Jan Ferreira
    by Jan Ferreira 2 years ago
    Hey Mike in Thailand, keep your eye out for Dave Sykes, it looks like he is getting closer to you, his flight plan has him going through Phuket some time.
  • Mike-in- Thailand
    by Mike-in- Thailand 2 years ago
    Hi Jan - I've emailed him quite a bit but have not heard from him recently.
  • jeff trike
    by jeff trike 2 years ago
    Dave Sykes blog is pretty amazing.
    If you haven't done so already, read day 24, when he gets "browned out" in a sandstorm.

    http://www.soloflightglobal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88:day-24&catid=34:blog&Itemid=63
  • Tom Donovan
    by Tom Donovan 2 years ago
    Hi Jeff, yea that was pretty amazing blog, iv,e been flowing his flight and the blogs are great.Any one who hasent read it have a look, it,s great stuff
  • Jan Ferreira
    by Jan Ferreira 2 years ago
    I wonder what's going on with Dave Sykes, seems like he is stuck in Thandwe on his way to Yangon. Maybe the monsoon rain is keeping him grounded. His blog disappeared.
  • Ken Nussear
    by Ken Nussear 2 years ago
    Hi Jan, I just read some of his posts on another forum, and he is indeed rained in.

    Check out microlightforum.com - he has a tread called Rufforth to Sydney Australia there where he regularly posts.
  • Tom Donovan
    by Tom Donovan 2 years ago
    Ken / Jan hi, i was just going to post a comment saying i couldent get onto his blog. Looks like he,s very rained in! hope he gets in the air again soon.
  • Jan Ferreira
    by Jan Ferreira 2 years ago
    Mike in Thailand, Dave will make his next stop in Phuket, keep your eye out for him.
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