Saturday, December 10, 2011
Flight Level 390
Position: Over TOU (Tatoosh)Life on the line.
Altitude: 36,000 feeet
Groundspeed: 441 knots
As TOU passes beneath, I note the compass heading leaving U.S. airspace is 295 degrees. The ETP (equatime; half-way point) is still in front of us... PANC (Anchorage) ahead and over the dark horizon. Local time is 2215 hrs.
The center-tanks are almost empty as we go feet wet. Fi-Fi will run the center-pumps an extra five minutes after the last of the fuel is sucked out, just to make sure.