Goodbye Route 18 Hello A-52

Once RU-27 is safe ashore inVigo she must make a 6 hour car ride to Madrid. RU-27 must make her way to Madrid so that the Spanish government can officially return her back to the United States as a gift. Currently the plan is to rent a van in Vigo, Spain  and drive to Madrid, Spain with the glider making stops along the way at various points of interest. Al is currently working on compiling a list a of interesting spots along the route to Madrid that would make excellent photo opportunities of RU-27 on its way to Madrid. Once Al has complied the list of points of interests the locations of each site will be placed in Google Maps to show their location on the route to Madrid. Spain has several different car rental agencies, such a Hertz and Alamo, that have cargo vans that would be large enough to accommodate RU-27. Since the standard mini vans will not be large enough to fit RU-27, a cargo van will need to rented, which would have a hull of roughly 15 feet. Car rental agencies, such as Hertz and Alamo, have a policy that allows their vehicles to be picked up in one location and dropped off at a separate location, which would allow us to rent the van in Vigo and return it in Madrid. The drive from Vigo to Madrid will take approximately 6 hours and 5 minutes. The route consists of mainly staying on 2 major highways/roads in Spain called A-52 and A-6. Other car routes are available from Vigo to Madrid, but this route is the fastest route that has several great photo opportunities along its way for RU-27.
Rental Van In Spain

Rental Van In Spain

Map of the car route from Vigo to Madrid

Map of the car route from Vigo to Madrid

 Logistics Group

Dakota, Al, Fillipa, and Nikki

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