Norman departed Puerta Princesa on Palawan Island in the Philippines at around 10.00am local time and headed, as was expected, north across the South China Sea towards the Island of Luzon, The Philippines largest island, and his scheduled refuelling stop at Subic Bay. It was only as he approached Luzon that people who were following his progress on the Spot Flight Tracker noticed that he made a north easterly change of direction that took him into Manila Bay and headed towards a destination that was at that time unknown!
A quick glance ahead suggested that Clark Airforce base may have been his destination but this was not to be. He continued northward and then appeared to have landed in the middle of nowhere!
But soon the mystery was resolved when it was discovered that he had arrived at the Woodland Air Park near Angeles City, an ultralight/microlight airfield, similar to the one at Nongprue and home to the Angeles City Flying Club.
This Flying club certainly has the facilities to make Norman’s stay with them an enjoyable one, which you can check out at the link below.
Some facts about today’s flight…
Depart Puerta Princesa…10.00 local time
Arrive Woodland Air Park…15.00 local time
Distance covered…approx 420 miles (675 Km)
Distance over open water…230 miles (370 Km)
Time in the air…5 hours
Although he was scheduled to fly on from Subic Bay to night stop at Laoag in the north of the island, Norman is now spending the night at the flying club and is expected to head to Laoag in the morning, but because flying a gyrocopter in distance lands is not an exact science this may change at any time.
But these sudden changes in flight plans all add to the drama and suspense of following Norman on the Spot tracker.