Updated flight schedule: We just got word of the change yesterday. This is another pre-scheduled blog entry, updated in Quito…
We’re scheduled to leave Ecuador today (leave Quito 12:30 AM, lv Atlanta 7:25 AM, lv Detroit (NOT La Guardia) 9:30 AM and arrive Bangor on Delta flight 6017 at 12:16 PM Saturday (NOT 2:41). If you’re picking somebody up, bring a warm jacket and don’t offer to take them out for fried chicken.
They’ll tell you about chicken and rice when they see you.
We haven’t flown across Ecuador lately. Since we’ve been working in the northern or central part of the country we fly into Quito and then go by bus. But when we used to work in the south of the country, instead of a 12 to 14 hour bus ride (oh, but the mountains are spectacular by bus) we’d fly for 45 minutes to the Loja airport.
Sometimes by local airline, sometimes in an Army C-130 cargo plane (Sara, the director in those days, had connections with higher-ups). A girl would pass out earplugs at the door and we’d strap ourselves into the cargo nets.
We have NEVER flown in a bi-plane.
Cartoon by Rick H. He’s also the who thinks the plane is cool.