While we did have some problems illiciting a decent response from Columbia, it now seems that that’s all in order. Panama, which we were led to believe would have no problem with an overflight over the ocean, suddenly raised it’s head and said “Oh no you don’t.” So we’ve been trying to get the required permission in a matter of hours to get Mike and Jean off again today.
Hhmmmm, looks like it may take a bit longer, but in principle there shouldn’t be a problem. Meanwhile the weather in Medellin and over most of the northern Andes is in any event appalling. Perhaps if there’s no progress we can look at more substantial alternatives tomorrow morning, but to start applying for fresh permissions to land in Venezuala and so on at this stage seems like quite a mission.
Lots of work going on behind the scenes in the meantime! Thanks all for your support!
Below is the mp3 clip of ZU-TAF talking to MROC:
* Thanks goes to liveATC.net for making this possible