Monday, April 19, 2010

Norman is flying in Indian today

Norman plans to fly in Indian today to:
  • Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport VAID 
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Int. Nagpur  VANP
While on his way to Ahmadabad he crossed a range of interesting sights.  The most notable were vast salt flats of the Saurashtra coastline between the Gulf of Cambay and the Gulf of Kutch which some what strangely reminded him of the Yorkshire Dales. This is near where he went to college. He said he even started humming the theme of the famous 80's British TV drama series 'All creatures great and small' . This was based on the books by James Herriot about the work of a vet in the north of England. 

He also saw what he considers a real oasis, not the rock band, in the arid lands between Pakistan and India. Keeping on the theme of desert he witnessed a dust storm which he was able to fly above. This was all probably over the Thar Desert in Pakistan's Sindh province.

Media interest has been rising in Indian with Norman doing various interviews and two photographers chasing him.  The latter is particularly difficult because of security at airports.

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  1. A great blog post, it helps conjur up in our minds what Norman is seeing in real life. I reckon he has put deserts behind hime now and can enjoy some greenery for a change ;-)
    I also reckon he will become something of a celebrity in India...maybe we will see him do a cameo in a Bollywood epic!
    Enjoy your Indian experience Norman and fair winds and happy landings to you.

  2. Namaste Norman, Expect you fed SPOT this morning, the big gap in reports yesterday over what looked like very remote areas was nerve racking. I will pay a fine for my mistake in guessing your route. Poor viz but a following wind and on the warm side today, have agood one. TR Kirk-B

  3. Love that the Indian paparazzi seem to have cottoned on! I'll be following Spot with interest today, happy flying Norman.