Cambodia back to Thailand

Sorry this has taken so long to get posted. Operator error.

Huge disappointment last week as Vietnam denied entry with the Staggerwing.  The final reason was “You fly too low.” They are accustomed to jets that fly above 20,000 feet that they can keep in radar contact.  At the 9 to 12,000 feet that I would be flying I would be out of radar contact at times.  I turned to the east from Thailand only because I wanted to visit Vietnam.  So it is very disappointing to be denied entry.  On the other hand, I have discovered the very pleasant the town of Siem Reap, Cambodia. I waited out the Vietnam drama here, saw the famous Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom temples, the silk farm, and the largest lake in Southeast Asia, Tongle.  Visited a very interesting “Floating Village” by longboat.  All homes are on stilts due to the massive change in water level of the lake from season to season.

But now it’s time to begin heading west once again.  On Tuesday, 30 Nov, I’ll fly the Red Rockette a few hundred miles to the northwest to Chiang Mai, Thailand.  After clearing formalities, I plan to fly a whopping 12 miles or so southeast to the little NOK airport.  Some nice folks have some neat aircraft, including a Tiger Moth, and some gliders there.  I’ll waitout the overflight clearance of Myanmar and Bangladesh and onwards to India there.  I had attempted to get a clearance into Myanmar but the political situation has made it difficult.  And so it goes.

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