Thursday, 4th of July

After a week of false starts, bad weather and misfortunes we have our first production flight. All systems work flawlessly. The power setup is finalised at long last and works without a glitch. The instruments work without interruption throughout the entire flight.

The flight altitude is 2,000 meters. The ambient temperature is about 5 degrees. The flight duration is over 3 hours. It's a hard work for the pilot and it's very cold at the back seat, but the view is breathtaking. We cover almost 300 square kilometers in a single flight. Our hard work has finally been rewarded and I thank Baikal for that.

Georeferenced thermal image of Протока Игнашеха. Georeferencing by Михаил Тарасов.