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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Noelle Mayes View Post
    I think I would revise the title to Canada or start the engine. I have been watching and the tracker got hung up for 53 minutes SW of Bend, but approaching Washington now with a good deal of daylight left.

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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    Here is their last position reported by Delorme.

    Did they land at the air strip?

    How are they going to return to WSC?

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    Safely down at North Plains gliderport. Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    I talked to Kempton after they landed and they were planning to fly SWA to Sacramento and drive back to Oregon with the trailer today. They landed at Willamette Valley Soaring Club (at North Plains Gliderport) west of Portland which is where they took that photo. The forecast was for rain and low clouds today so the original plan to motor home didn't look so good.

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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    Epic! Can't wait for the details of this flight!
    Ginny Farnsworth G3
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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    Kempton and Tom showed up just after 6 PM at North Plains gliderport (24 hour turnaround... nice!). Steve Mason, Bill and Marge Brickey, Craig, Kemp, and Tom got the 30 in the box by 7 (ala Bob Uecker... Juuuuuuuuuuuuuust a bit wet). A very pleasant dinner and cocktails after. Congrats to Kemp and Tom on an incredible adventure.
    Kempton to post details after some well deserved rest.

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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny Farnsworth View Post
    Epic! Can't wait for the details of this flight!
    Still waiting Kempton, come on, this is all some of us have.

    gkemp

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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    Sorry Gary, took a bit longer than expected, but now published. Click on the link below for the PDF file.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2C...ew?usp=sharing
    Kemp
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    Re: Canada or BUST - Tom Bjork and Kempton Izuno Friday May 13th 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Kempton View Post
    Sorry Gary, took a bit longer than expected, but now published. Click on the link below for the PDF file.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2C...ew?usp=sharing

    Thanks Kempton, it was worth the wait.
    '
    garykemp

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