Wake Island (PWAK) to Midway Atoll (PMDY) Screenshots and Notes
Flying towards my intercept point for RWY 24 at PMDY
I’ve arrived at Midway Atoll and now it’s decision time. The safe route is to fly towards the Aleutian Islands where I could intercept a Pacific Coast route from Alaska and down the coast. I would aim for PAAK which is approximately 1450nm north (within the TBM9’s range) and make my way back towards my home airport (KLEX) where I started this tour.
Option B, is to go ahead and fly on to Hawaii and land at Hilo International (PHTO). I’d then attempt the jump to Half Moon Bay (KHAF) that’s about 2004nm DCT away. There aren’t favorable winds for this jump forecasted for the next week. Definitely risky. Would definitely loose half a day worth of flying because I’d have to either back track to PMDY or continue waiting for favorable winds from PHTO to KHAF. If I do attempt the Hawaii-Cal jump, I’ll fly a third of the way, check fuel, winds etc, and then make a decision about whether I think it’s possible to finish the leg. If not, I’d turn back.
Turning onto final for RWY 24 at PMDY.