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Cessna runs out of fuel before reaching Hawaii from CaliforniaHILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - Coast Guard crews rescued a pilot who ditched his plane about 13 miles off the Big Island because he ran out of fuel. Brian Mellor, 65, was flying a Cessna 310 twin-engine aircraft from Monterey, California to Hilo. He sent out a distress signal around 12:30 p.m. on Friday when he realized he was running low on fuel for the 2,200 mile journey. (www.hawaiinewsnow.com) More...
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Would be interesting to know what his PNR and CP were for this flight and, at what stage of the game did the question of winds start to raise its head, if at all.
Would be interesting to know what his PNR and CP were for this flight and at what stage of the game, if at all, the winds factor raised its head.
Someone once took a 182 about that same distance, i wonder what is the range difference?
They do it all the time they tank up the AC and off they go we used to have them do that all the time when I worked for Robertson STOL in Seattle. They also installed an oil hand pump along with an oil tank in the cockpit so they could add oil in route. They would measure the oil and test fly the airplane then check and see how much it burned so they could add as needed. These were single engine AC and the tanks were made specal for the jouney. They would Use the island chain from Hawaii and run to the next one. We only lost one while I was there and launced about ten,they never knew what happened either just didnt show up.
looks like he tried the same thing out of OAK 2 days ago and turned back before he got too far out to sea...