Mike and Jean landed safely in Vilhena at about 22:06:00 UTC after leaving Tabatinga at 12:49:34 UTC this morning, with a fuel stop at Porto Velho.
Jean will hopefully be able to send the second part of his log (if they have internet where they will be staying) on the experience it was to start flying over the Amazon, after they had made it over the Andes.
UPDATE – E-mail from Mike & Jean:
Hey Sias. Thanks so much for your help. It made us happy to know you were there . Jean was just saying you have the largest radio controlled plane in the world … just tell us where to go and we do it. The storm at the end was hectic … the lightning scared me the most. Once we had a blast straight overhead. As you said … but we weaved our way through ok by just avoiding the worst rain.
Tomorrow we want to get airborne by 10 Z latest and are trying for SDNY direct. 11.5 hrs. We have 14 hrs fuel on board. And water and sweets. And 4 fresh hamburgers!.
(For our new visitors to the journey, Sias is our weather guru and he is able to send messages to the satellite tracker to inform Mike and Jean about weather along their way)