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a new job,removing an engine.The hand full of oil.

The flight to aruba from bonaire took about one hour.During our flight we reported the coast guard about an oil spill of a ship.We landed on aruba and parked the plane on the general aviation side of the airport.We thought first customs than put our driver licence at security and start our work in the hangar that was located 50 meters away from us.WRONG.....Aruba is not bonaire.We arrived at 8 o clock in the morning,and we where able to start our work at 1 o clock,after waiting and waiting we had to got to the another side of the airport to pick up our badges to enter the apron.Our plans to do the work and lay in the ocean after all was flushed down the drain.And it was not only the engine to be removed,but also flaps,ailerons and fairings.All the parts will be shiped to holland for overhaul,but now a year later the parts are still in a corner of the hangar in Aruba.

on our way,the sun is slowly going down the horizon.

After work we went to hotel Tulip inn, the former dutch marine rest center.A small hotel between all the big resorts,but very nice and friendly,and if you cross the road you will enter the beautiful beach of aruba.The next morning we spent some times on the beach and later we went up to the airport to fly with our cessna to Curacau, because we had to take there the plane to Amsterdam (this plane had seat available).We loaded the cessna( to heavy) and left Aruba for a 40 minuts flight  ( strong winds ahead)to Curacau.

On curacau,we where picked up by a taxi to bring us to the passengers therminal and there we ( four men) changed clothes in the toilet for our flight to Amsterdam (must be a weard sight to see us changing clothes there,but what the F....).At customs checked for drugs and find ok, then to the plane, and up to Amsterdam.  

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a new job,removing an engine.The h…
a new job,removing an engine.The …
on our way,the sun is slowly going…
on our way,the sun is slowly goin…
job done,engine is on the ground.
job done,engine is on the ground.
time to relax
time to relax
the beach
the beach
the beautiful beaches of aruba
the beautiful beaches of aruba
the tulip inn hotel garden
the tulip inn hotel garden
ready for take off.
ready for take off.
out pilot at work.
out pilot at work.
sonesta island.
sonesta island.
baby beach.
baby beach.
baby beach
baby beach
curacau is in site.
curacau is in site.
on our way to amsterdam.
on our way to amsterdam.