Welcome dinner with Malaysia EAA Chapter 1090. Capt Mani (far left) flies an A320 for Air Asia and Capt Siva flies the B787 and B777 for Etihad Airlines.
The Fellowship of Airmen! Among the pilots in this group Hungarian aerobatics pilot (tallest guy in the group), a former Russian MIG pilot (far right), Airbus helicopter engineer (my right), Capt Siva who has flown nearly everything with wings and is still living the dream and Capt Mani and Uncle Lee who welcomed me after my 11 hour flight from Sri Lanka.
Rani (EAA Chapter secretary) pinning me with Malaysia EAA Wings.
Uncle Lee (left) is the oldest General Aviation pilot in Malaysia. AJ (right) is the former CEO of Malaysia Airlines. Both are active pilots and aircraft owners.
A German restaurant. Any guesses where we ate dinner?
The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004.
Flight planning with the local experts (Capt Mani and Capt Siva)helped make this difficult task an enjoyable experience.
Photo of the Sivaraman’s engraved stone at Oshkosh.
Uncle Lee is someone I will never forget. He and Capt Mani greeted me in the pouring rain upon landing in Manila and made me feel so welcomed. I want to extend my sincere appreciation for their support and kindness. Thank you both for being there.
The Kuala Lumpur Tower (right of center) is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. Races are held annually, where participants race up the stairs to the top.
Nansum Island shown here on my navigational display has me wondering what’s there.
Looks like something out of a James Bond movie.
I enjoyed calm seas and good weather for the last four the hours of the flight to Manila.