As noted in the headline, I’m probably jumping the gun a bit here but wondered if we could start a casually excited chitter chatter about where to next for our Christmas flight.
I had to look back to see where we’ve travelled to date (not having been involved in the flights from the start).
The first Mudspike Christmas flight in 2015 was, as I understand it, on broadly the format initiated by @Deacon211 i.e. head to the northernmost airport you could from your home field and return back with presents.
The 2016 flight turned the whole theme upside down (hemispherically speaking) and the goal was to deliver presents to the southernmost airport you could.
The third MS Christmas flight in 2017 took us to Christmas Island. People got to the island with whatever means available including sail boats…
In 2018, the fourth destination was Pago Pago in American Samoa.
The fifth flight in 2019 headed to the Casco Cove on Attu Island, to the western edge of the Aleutian Island chain.
And on the second day of September a year ago, @PaulRix started making noises about where to head next - a conversation that ultimately saw the crew head to Cape Town!
So - where to next? I ran out of time and got stuck somewhere in central Africa last year…ended up selling most of my 727 for parts to keep the fridge stocked. I need to get started if I want to finish!
The other point I wanted to make was - we’ve had some good treks in the past that make for great reading…would it make sense to make a subcategory in the Screens & AARs for those?
Could move the previous years’ Christmas treks as well as the McRobertson Air Race there for easy reading material for anyone interested in joining the next event…
Santa delivering goodies in “Rudolf”, his personal red-tipped C101