Saturday, February 17, 2007

We fly out - eventually

We awoke at 4.30am to shower and eat before leaving for the airport at 5.45am. It was freezing outside - literally.

We arrived at Sanford at 6.30pm - but were faced with further delays. The plane's wings were frozen -- and the airport had no de-icing equipment! The pilot pointed out that this was the first time in his career that his plane had been grounded in Florida due to ice on the wings.

So they moved the plane out of the shade into the early morning Sun and waited for it to defrost.

We eventually took off at 10 o'clock. Fortunately, there was a strong tail-wind on the way home and the flight took a remarkable 6 hours 55 minutes to get to Manchester.

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