Meanwhile I had a beautiful flight to Rio yesterday. Always fun working for sports teams, and we had quite a lot of athletes from Brazilian, German and Austrian kayak, canoeing and sailing teams on board, going to train for the Olympics!
When Yoko asked me in hospital in Orlando how I could be looking so fresh and awake despite not much sleep and 27 hours on planes in only 3 days, I smiled at her - Jamie had just brought an ice cold Red Bull for me that morning, and that really revived me, just like today waking up in Rio. I have a long day ahead of me here, going to coach some Brazilian pilot friends about safer and better flying. So far, cloud base is a little low, but it seems to rise fast, I can already see the sugar loaf top station now! Fingers crossed, we will have a nice little flight at beautiful São Conrado and then discuss on how to improve :) Thanks Leonarda and Joe for organizing this event - Maria, another local pilot, had urged Leonarda to get me to help the local pilots, as I kept appearing in Rio, helping foreign pilots who had been on the ramp for the first time.