Canadian Flag Québec, Canada
and New England

by Mustang II Experimental Airplane
June 9-25, 2003
Quebec Flag

Route of Québec and New England trip
We made a deal.

My wife agreed to go on a long trip in the Mustang II if:
1) She picked the travel days based on the weather, and
2) Legs were limited to two hours max.
"OK! You're on!"

  We thought it would be interesting to visit French-speaking Canada
and New England. Packing for over two weeks and making it all fit in
the Mustang II was the next challenge, but since we'd only be carrying
about 3 1/2 hours of fuel, it worked out.

  We visited 16 states in 16 days and thoroughly enjoyed
Old Québec City. It's really great to be able to fly the Mustang II
to get to such a unique city and scenic New England in just a few
hours from the central USA.

Departing for Québec
Departing for Québec

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The Baggage for the 16 day trip
The Baggage

16 day's worth
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from 20 SE over St. Jean VOR
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Québec City
Québec City

view to right rear while on
final to runway 30
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On final for Québec
On final for Québec City

Runway 30 - Jean Lesage Intn'l
Winds: 320° 26 K gusting to 32 K
Moderate turbulence
(She was 'hanging on' here...)
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Customs Gate
Customs Gate

Parked the Mustang II at a
jetway to clear Customs.
Very friendly and helpful.
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Parked at Québec airport
Parked at Québec airport

We'd just left Ohio a few hours ago.
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Great food and wine!
Great food and wine!

We feel like we're in France.
I'll need to recalculate the
weight and balance for the return...
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Hotel in Québec: Château de la Terrasse Dufferin
Hotel in Québec
Château de la Terrasse Dufferin
Recommended by the FBO
Reasonably priced, great view of
the St. Lawrence.
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Le Château Frontenac
Le Château Frontenac
Québec's showpiece Hotel
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Terrasse Dufferin - Old Quebec City
Terrasse Dufferin

Old Québec City
View from hotel
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Quartier Petit Champlain
Quartier Petit Champlain

Lower Town - settled in 1608
Largest surviving group of 17th
and 18th century buildings
in North America
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Departing Québec - Aerocentre Shell Fixed Base Operator
Departing Québec
Aerocentre Shell
Fixed Base Operator
Fuel was CDN$1,20 per Liter
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US Customs ramp at Burlington, VT
US Customs Ramp, BTV
Burlington, VT
(I last flew that same B-727
N221FE on 3/25/99)
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Vermont / New Hampshire : Connecticut River north of Lebanon, NH
Vermont / New Hampshire

Connecticut River
north of Lebanon, NH
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On Final to Runway 25 at Lebanon, NH
On Final at Lebanon, NH

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Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
Lake Winnipesaukee
New Hampshire
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Lake Winnipesaukee, NH on the GPS
GPS view of
Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

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Descending into Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine

On Final to Runway 18
(out of view to the right)
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Portland Lobster Company
Portland Lobster Co.

Great lobster!!
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Portland Head Lighthouse
Portland Head Lighthouse
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Illuminated on January, 10, 1791.
Its first lightkeeper was appointed
by President George Washington
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Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard
Enroute from Nantucket to Providence
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Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
Mystic Seaport, CT

The Museum of America
and the Sea
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Lockheed Constellation and Mustang II at Greenwood Lake, New Jersey
Greenwood Lake, NJ

Two fast, great airplanes...
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Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
Wilmington, Delaware
44th state for this Mustang II
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On Oxygen at 12,000'
On Oxygen
at 12,000' for a smooth ride.
She said she didn't mind it and
felt better. A Good Sport!
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