23 Juni 2016

ATL-FRA-MCO-FRA-KIX-FRA-MUC-FRA-GIG in 7 days - my new record!

Most of the last week, I´ve spent in the air, either working or as Yoko´s company home to Japan. I´m still writing the story down about our long journey and will share it with you soon! Great news is that Yoko is home in Japan and says that she feels much better, feeling more confident now that she is healing!
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.