The African coast was a welcome sight after more than eight hours over water.All
sunsets should have a B-17 in them!
Safely on the ground and ready to shut down.
Engine 1 used 30 (30!) gallons of oil, 6 gallons each on the inboards. Number 4 is my highest time engine with about 86 hours on it, and it used 11 gallons. I swore I fixed the oil leak on number 1 before takeoff but apparently I did not.
I mentioned the shift+2 menu was showing engine problems on number 1 shortly after takeoff. It turns out the oil and fuel filters were both yellow, the combination of both of them being yellow at the same time must have triggered the warning.
This leg was from Pinheiro Airport to Freetown International Airport, GFLL, in Lungi, Sierra Leone, Africa. 8.9 hours in the air and covering 2,328 miles, I burned 3,467 gallons of fuel.