The fuel pump filters have been cleaned out as expected one was completely blocked. There are filters before the pumps but they are coarser than the ones in the pumps so very fine fluff gets past the coarse filters and then blocks the pump filters. We will fit extra filters when we get a chance to prevent that problem from happening again..
So, James and Jean are sleeping after their harrowing night and have decided to do the next flight during the day which means a take off at 6 am their time (3 am SA time). The flight to Phuket is about 10 hours so they will have a day flight which is a good thing because the weather is not great with more cb’s and rain and cloud.
We think the problem with the tracker is that we have got some water into the antenna which is a complex electronic device. If, after drying it out properly it still doesn’t work, then I will take a new one with me to LA when I take over from James for the second half of the trip.
The story of their last flight they will only write once in Phuket .. so you have to wait a day or 2.