Anyone knows if Jan (Viking) is OK? Alaska trip GPS places him in the middle of nowhere, 0 speed


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Comment by Oscar Borsten on May 3, 2018 at 7:25am
Yes, definitely engine problem. I was following the trip and noticed that he stayed too many days at the last airport and mentioned weather but also waiting for engine part form florida. That was a clue that some sort of problem was brewing with the engine. And then I saw the flight progress abruptly stopped. I am glad they are ok. The big tires allowed for a nice landing on rugged terrain, I hope!.
Comment by Gary Reed on May 2, 2018 at 10:33pm

I asked the same question to Viking.  They said that they had identified some issues with the engine and are returning to Florida tomorrow so they can work out the kinks before Oshkosh.
They did not explain the Garmin data in their response.

Comment by Oscar Borsten on May 2, 2018 at 2:39pm
Great Thank you Herman !
Comment by Herman Eshuis on May 2, 2018 at 2:35pm
Jan, Dwayne and the Super Duty are OK !! More info will be posted later on the forum.
Comment by Daniel Niendorff on May 2, 2018 at 2:13pm
Looks like lots of Ag fields there. Hopefully he is practicing his STOL skills for Valdez.....

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