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Aug 01, 2015, 06:04 PM
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Leaving the hotel tomorrow at 5 am (in 4 hours) for the Amsterdam Airport so I will go "dark" tomorrow.

What an adventure and an outstanding experience....I am very excited to get home and edit photos and videos....I have filmed some very good footage.....
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Aug 01, 2015, 06:33 PM
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Congrats Team USA and an awesome job Dave O!!
Aug 01, 2015, 06:41 PM
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Well done, again... thanks and congrats to all. I am going to round up my sticker supply purchase largely...
Aug 01, 2015, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by David Olson
Leaving the hotel tomorrow at 5 am (in 4 hours) for the Amsterdam Airport so I will go "dark" tomorrow.
And that's the way it is. .. This is Walter Cronkite, CBS News; good night.

Or

And that's the way it is. .. This is David Olson, F3B WC News; good night.

Suggested music for the way home:

Running on Empty by Jackson Browne:
Jackson Browne 1977 Running on Empty (5 min 7 sec)


Then maybe Jeff Beck "Blow by Blow" - just like your coverage!
Last edited by Daveairway; Aug 01, 2015 at 08:32 PM.
Aug 01, 2015, 08:40 PM
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Is that a FS4 that Martin Herrig is holding on the podium?
Aug 02, 2015, 01:09 AM
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Looks like one
Aug 02, 2015, 01:20 AM
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It has the gigaflaps on the wings, so no FS3.

But it also could be a "custom" FS4.
Aug 02, 2015, 03:43 AM
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It seems appropriate that I end my journey with a similar shot as when I started in San Francisco......only a lot more room:-)
Aug 02, 2015, 03:44 AM
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It has the gigaflaps on the wings, so no FS3.

But it also could be a "custom" FS4.
Or a custom FS3.
Aug 02, 2015, 05:07 AM
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Life is good. Warm hand towel for face. Warm mixed nuts and a beer.

Upload speed is very good. Must be due to being closer to satellites at 40,000 feet:-)

Thankful for using my travel miles to pay for the upgrade. This can spoil you! What a treat.

Perfect way to end a fantastic adventure!
Last edited by David Olson; Aug 02, 2015 at 05:21 AM.
Aug 02, 2015, 05:43 AM
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Relax as much as you can, you've all earned it !
Aug 02, 2015, 09:05 AM
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Relax as much as you can, you've all earned it !
Thanks Nick. I am actually getting a good meal on the plane and some sleep....
Last edited by David Olson; Aug 02, 2015 at 09:33 AM.
Aug 02, 2015, 09:49 AM
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Going through Chicago......taking back one of Darrell's winches since I get 2 free bags......I have to claim my luggage in Chicago and then give it back to them:-(

This concludes my attempt at "First Person" reporting. I tried to let everyone live this as I did.........it seemed to work.

I had a fantastic trip. It was fun meeting everyone I had heard about or have been in contact with via email. I made some great new friends.

I will be posting up videos and photos for quite a while. I can't wait to see the videos.............
Aug 02, 2015, 02:53 PM
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Great job Dave
Don't forget to post the full shot of all competitors, Team manager and assistants from all countries.

With the Aussie banner centre stage...

Don


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