Day 7 – Icarus Trophy

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
After spending the night in Ferdonia.
I got a lift back to the field I landed in by the lovely couple I stayed with.
There was a good 7-8kts on the ground which to my relief was sort of in my favour. It was cross tail wind run to the finish some 140km away. I took off and the wind got stronger and more turbulent. It was ok but not pleasant.
I Sayers tracking towards goal and realize I have to climb above the big mountains in order to avoid the turbulence down wind. It took some time but I climbed to about 8500feet and continued along then it was nice and smooth and the winds were lighter up higher.
About 30km out I spot a plane at my 4oclock and I’m trying to work out if it was Trevor or not. As it was getting closer it was clear it was him so it was cool with him flying close by getting some maxing shots as I flew I’ve the last lot of mountains at over 11,000ft.
I had to be so high to clear the terrains these mountains are massive!
I cruised down to the airfield on the other side to the finish line and landing between the cones it was such a relief to have finally completed one of the most epic journeys I have ever done.
It been a pleasure sharing my experience with everyone along the way.
I want to thank everyone for all the words of encouragement along the way and a special thanks to my lovely wife Johanna for helping me achieve this and hold the fort while Iv been away. I can’t wait to get home to my wife and kids.

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