Mike and Jean departed from from Cabo Frio, Brazil at 10:42Z.
ZU-TAF will set course for 34S 31W to take advantage of the westerly winds as soon as possible. Low cloud is expected for the first 4 hours of the flight with light NW winds. ZU-TAF will be climbing to 3,500ft initially thereafter 5,500ft due to the fuel load.
At the turning point (34S 31W) to Cape Town further climb will be to 7,500ft and by mid way 9,500ft. The tailwinds are good along the mid sector of the flight with component of +30kts. Although they may encounter weather during the night no thunderstorm are forecast.
Approaching Cape Town will be on the low side as tail winds have drop to 5kts. We don’t expect any major weather to be concerned about with an estimated flying time of 27h50m and updates will be posted regularly on the chat board.
Estimated arrival time at Cape Town is Friday 14:32Z. We wish them a safe flight and our thoughts are with them each mile of the way.