16 Mar 1998 AUCKLAND – WELLINGTON (New Zealand)

Seventeenth Leg

AUCKLAND – WELLINGTON

LEG REPORT

FROM: Auckland – TO: Wellington (New Zealand)

DATE OF DEP.: 15/03/98 – ATD(z): 21:06 – ATA(z): 23:32

TIME ENR.: 5h 02′ – LENGHT(MN): 590 – AVG.GS 108 kts – FL: 1000 ft

ROUTING: NZAA, coastline, NZWN

WEATHER ENR.: Broken cumulus, 2000 to 3500 ft, light rain through half way

WEATHER AT DEST.: Cavok, visibility 30 Km, wind 150°/08 k, temp. 16 °C

PREV. WIND ENR.: 170°/15 k

NOTES: Arrived! Yes we are arrived! As you may imagine, this last leg was a lot of fun: not a very good weather along the route, but stunning landscapes as wild and colourful as they can only be seen while overflying New Zealand. at 500 ft above water/ground level (well sometimes even lower!). Wellington welcomed us with a sunny day. Friends, media, and above all Grazia (felice’s wife) were joyfully waiting for us at the airport. Well again, we made it. And to be fully honest none, including the two of us, expected this flight to be completed in such a short amount of time. Fond of statistics? Help yourself

RAID DEPARTURE: Rome-Ciampino (LIRA) Italy
DATE AND TIME: February 27, 1998 – H 08:12z

RAID ARRIVAL: Wellington International (NZWN) New Zealand
DATE AND TIME: March 15, 1998 – H 23:32z

DAYS TOTAL: 17 (16 flown)

LEGS FLOWN: 26

AVG. LEGS PER DAY: 1.5

TOTAL DISTANCE: 12,521 NM (23,189 km)

ACTUAL TIME FLOWN: 103.1 HRS (98 Planned)

AVG. LEG LENGHT: 482 NM (892 km)

AVG. LEG TIME: 3.9 HRS

LONGEST LEG: 910 NM (Sydney-Norfolk Island), 6.5 HRS

SHORTEST LEG: 122 NM (Camberra-Sydney), 1.0 HRS

AVG. OVERALL SPEED: 117 Kts

At this time we wish to thank the all of you who have been following our flight on internet. Your support helped us not to feel alone when we were across the hard times in the air and on the ground. Thanks also to all who posted messages in the site. Reading them while still on the trip was e very pleasant surprise to us. Occasion will be arranged to tell you anything about our trip and show you all the related images. Ciao

Felice & Riccardo

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