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    Congratulations on a successful and safe trip! Thanks for the updates and photos.

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    Congratulations DJ!!! PTL!

    In case you guys did not know it, this was not just for fun. The airplane will be used for missionary flying, relief help, and for general aid to communities in the mountains that lack even the basic medical facilities. Good on you DJ.

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    Way to go DJ! Just 400 nm to Cochabamba.
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    Feels like home already...
    78 gallons useable. No fuel in the pod. I wanted it where I could reach the pumps etc. It's been a good system. No trouble. 5 hours left tomorrow, over the pass into Cochabamba.
    Here are some pictures from today. There was some weather to go around but always a way through. Thanks for your prayers!
    The Garmin G5 gives a lot of peace of mind when over a deck or trying to find a way around stuff.

    I didn't dare take a picture of the dozen armed drug police officers, civil aviation, tower controlers, customs and bystanders that showed up when I landed in Bolivia. It would have been classic but I didn't want to risk annoying the police. When I left for immigration the officers were taking each other's pictures by the plane so maybe it would have been okay.
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    A friend sent me a picture of part of the crowd.Click image for larger version. 

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    is that a control tower or a machine gun nest? were they friendly or pushy?

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    That is the tower.

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    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Psalms 19:1
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    May God always be with you. Marcia and I were very close to flying with MAF many many years ago but God had other plans for us. Thanks for this great adventure.\\Warm regards,

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    What a adventure!! Thanks for sharing. A cropduster friend has a plaque on his wall that reads something like "Ships are safest in port, but that's not what ships are for".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
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    I read an article years ago about a guy flying around the world in a Maule.
    He wore an airline uniform type shirt when flying through foreign countries,
    said things just went better dealing with officials that way.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    Congratulations to this awesome adventure and thank you for posting

    Happy landings

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    Dan will be very happy his old ride made it in one piece

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    Got to check out SAMAIR's Angel today. Very cool! Nose wheel is an 8.50x6. Check the ailerons! It got off and climbed well at 10,500 ft DA. Click image for larger version. 

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    That plane was made at Orange City Iowa-----20 miles west of me. I was at the flyin breakfast over 20 years ago when Carl took off, made a very tight pattern and plunked it down on a dime.

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    When you rode with SAMAIR was Greg Dahl the pilot? I hear he is enjoying the Angel.

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    It was back in August 2001. Didn't get the name but the pilot actually looked like he might have been Bolivian as I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    I read an article years ago about a guy flying around the world in a Maule.
    He wore an airline uniform type shirt when flying through foreign countries,
    said things just went better dealing with officials that way.
    That's excellent advice. Sailors do the same thing, always keep a white shirt with 4 strips in the closet for when you go to clear customs/immigration.

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    Very true and good advice. I used that setup from DR through Guyana. Should have started in the Bahamas. In some countries even the guy sweeping the hangar floor wears a uniform. Without one you are nobody and don't have the right to even cross the ramp to your airplane. Brazil and north/eastern Bolivia are much more casual.

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    That's funny and works! We would land in places in Mex- thru the islands and so. America flying Non-Sched's 727's , put the hat and sunglasses and March right thru customs at the airport and most of the time they were afraid to stop you. Guards would just shy back, its all in the bearing.
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