The Incredible Last Chapter of our Escape from Cuba

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The Incredible Last Chapter of our Escape from Cuba

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:44 am

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They say a photo is worth a 1000 words, I think this unbelievable photo I took from my passenger seat aboard Sunwing flight WG200D says it all. What you are looking at it the eye of Hurricane Irma from my view point. It eye is incredibly close to the aircraft and spinning at 362 km/h (225 mph) like a monster tornado. We are flying at an altitude of 41,000 feet, all engines at max throttle getting hit by debris and riding a roller coaster of heart-stopping turbulence in our bid to survive. We had no idea if we would even leave the runway with winds over 160 km/h (100 mph).

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I'm here today only because of the bravery and heroics of the many people who helped us and from our own bravery and heroics of us helping ourselves make the right decisions at the right times.
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Re: The Incredible Last Chapter of our Escape from Cuba

#2 Unread post by pchast » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:21 pm

Glad You made it home in one piece.
Sounds like a frustrating exit all together.
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Re: The Incredible Last Chapter of our Escape from Cuba

#3 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:05 pm

pchast wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:21 pm
Glad You made it home in one piece.
Sounds like a frustrating exit all together.
Thanks so much, glad to be here to keep Total Motorcycle going! It was quite touch and go a lot of times over the 4 days of evacuation. With little to no information it really was a wing and a prayer. My wife and I worked great as a team when the SHTF. I saw many, many others fall apart around us going from extremes of "suing everyone in sight to breaking down to ignoring the threat and doing rotine tasks, like watering plants!"

The flight we took out really was the very last flight out of Cuba, no other planes were flying (other than our 3), anywhere from the top of Florida to the Caribbean.

Honestly, it is still hard to talk about and the closest I've come to not making it.

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Re: The Incredible Last Chapter of our Escape from Cuba

#4 Unread post by jakebarrell » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:28 am

Glad you made it home safe!

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Re: The Incredible Last Chapter of our Escape from Cuba

#5 Unread post by cherip31 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:03 pm

Wow...that is scary. Glad you made it and have one heck of a story to tell.

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