UK to NZ in a Eurofox

UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby Wbirdnut on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 7:16 pm

Happy for these to be moved if there is already a thread, G-GBNZ a Eurofox showed up
on Lord Howe Island yesterday afternoon after flying from the UK on her way to NZ,
hopefully last leg will commence this morning.

As one of the last of many RAF100 events, a team from Royal Air Force are setting out to
"Commemorate, Celebrate and Inspire" by flying a EuroFox ER light sport aircraft from
Lincolnshire, home of the RAF, to New Zealand, to the antipodes.

The team leader is Wing Commander Chris Pote (Tornado and Tucano pilot) who will fly
the whole route, with Wg Cdr Kev Gatland (Tornado navigator), Sqn Ldr Emma Landy
(Sea King pilot and deputy RAFLO for Scotland, Rachel Nugent (Met Office meteorologist)
and Off Cdt Abby McGill (Yorkshire University Air Squadron) who will each fly sectors.

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Re: UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby Wbirdnut on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 9:36 pm

Hot off the press, been in the air around 40mins only another 8 or so hours to NZ.

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Re: UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby Wbirdnut on Wed 05 Dec 2018, 6:13 am

Eurofox tied up safe and sound at Auckland New Zealand, well done Abby, Chris and GBNZ!
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Re: UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby Unknown74 on Mon 10 Dec 2018, 6:23 am

Excellent, fantastic achievement, well done to all involved. Also love the registration of the Aircraft, well chosen for the journey.

Safe journey home.
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Re: UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby Wbirdnut on Mon 10 Dec 2018, 8:22 am

She spending a short time in NZ doing a bit of a tour
then in a container back to the UK, great achievement!
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Re: UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby Wissam24 on Fri 14 Dec 2018, 10:54 am

That's actually a hugely remarkable achievement! Thanks for posting, I wasn't aware of it at all
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Re: UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby Tommy on Sat 15 Dec 2018, 9:54 am

Completely passed me by, this one. What a lovely event and achievement!

Shades of raspberry ripple, too :love:

Cheers for posting!
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Re: UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby Spiny Norman on Sun 16 Dec 2018, 10:32 am

Spirit of the old 'golden days' of early 20th century exploration flights. Well done the team, though not sure how they all fitted inside!
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Re: UK to NZ in a Eurofox

Postby wallace on Sun 16 Dec 2018, 5:34 pm

The spirit of adventure has not been killed by red tape!
A great achievement and I love the colours of the Eurofox.
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