Monday, 25 June 2007
We left Bangkok on Monday June 25th.  Our ground handler was excellent, and we left with good experience and hope of visiting Bangkok again.


Our flight over the South China Sea from Thailand to Singapore was smooth. We had 15 knots of head wind, but we had plenty of fuel. Three hours in to the flight we run into few isolated weather systems. We requested higher level, put on our oxygen and climbed to flight level 210.



Through climbing flight level 160, we notice icing on the windshield and decided to clime faster to avoid further icing. However, for some reason, the turbocharger could not build enough manifold pressure. We continue our climb with lower than normal manifold pressure and came out of the top to a blue sky.


Once we started our descent for landing in Singapore , the manifold presser returned to normal after reaching the altitude above freezing. I am not sure what caused our problem, but it looks like the waste-gate or vent was frozen.


After landing at Singapore airport, we requested fuel.  The fuel company would not take credit card or travelers check. We had to go to several ATM to get enough cash to pay for fuel.