DGES Flag 11/17/13





"Kindness is Contagious"

DGES Myanmar Flag Project


 "Kindness is Contagious" flag was prepared by the Dorothy Grant Elementary School (DGES) - 4th Grade Class students of Bev Matheson (teacher), Fontana, California on November 7, 2013. 

Dorothy Grant Elementary School Amateur Radio Club (K6DGE) Video of our trip to Myanmar


The intent of the flag project is to expose the kids to international geography, learn about different cultures and currency, and experience foreign business travel.  Each day as the flag travels it's journey, people will sign the flag and photos and information will be sent back to the school via email to keep the kids up to date on it's journey.



The flag was prepared for use on a Ham Radio DX-pedition to Myanmar starting Nov. 12, 2013 through November 26, 2013. The flag started its journey in Fontana, CA on Nov. 12, 2013, 4:30 AM and travel to Los Angeles, CA - LAX International Airport. Then departed LAX International Airport in Los Angeles, California at 11:00 AM on Nov. 12, 2013 and arrived in Seoul, Korea at 5:35 PM (12.5 hrs flight via Korean Airlines KE18) then depart Nov. 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM to Yangon, Myanmar arriving at 10:35 PM (6 hours flight via Korean Airlines KE471). We stayed one night at the Platinum Hotel ($70 USD per night) due to an overbooked situation at the Park Royal Hotel. After a day layover in Yangon, Myanmar, the flag departed the Park Royal Hotel and Casino ($230 USD per night) at 5:30 AM to board a flight (Air KBZ flight K7-202) on Nov. 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM to Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar arriving about 1 hour later. The drive to the remote hotel location took 45 minutes. The flag will stay at the Mount Pleasant Hotel elevated high overlooking Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar until Nov. 26, 2013 where it will be returned via Yangon, Myanmar, Seoul, Korea, Atlanta, Georgia and to Washington Dullas International Airport in Virginia all on Nov. 26-27, 2013.


About Myanmar:

The official language is Burmese and currency is the Kyat. The exchange rate was 970 Kyat for each $1.00 USD.

Nay Pyi Taw is the Capital of Myanmar whereas Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar.

According to the statistical estimate of the census of 2007, Myanmar holds a population of 47,373,958. The multi-ethnic population of Myanmar comprises racial groups of Chinese, Burman, Karen, Indian, Shan, Rakhine and other minorities.

Buddhist, Islam, Christian and Animist are the main religious groups of Myanmar.



Details about the Myanmar Flag trip are posted as the trip stages are completed.

Myanmar Flag since Oct. 21, 2010 Map of Myanmar XZ1J Dx-pedition Card


November 12, 2013 - Los Angeles International Airport; Los Angeles, CA - USA


November 13, 2013 - Seoul, Korea

Arrived on Korean Airlines, Flight #TBD, B777-300 after a 12.5 hours flight from Los Angeles, California



November 14-15, 2013 - Yangon, Myanmar

Arrived on Korea Airlines, Flight #KE-471, after a 6 hours flight from Seoul, S. Korea


November 15 through 26, 2013 - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Arrived on Air KBZ Airlines, Flight # K7-202, after a 1.5 hours flight from Yangon, Myanmar




November 26, 2013 - Yangon, Myanmar

Arrived after a 1.5 hours flight from  Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar


November 26, 2013 - Seoul, S. Korea

Arrived on Korea Airlines, Flight #TBD, B777-300 after a 6 hours flight from Yangon, Myanmar



November 27, 2013 - Atlanta, Georgia

Arrived on Korea Airlines, Flight #KE-035, B777-300 after a 14 hours flight from Seoul, S. Korea




November 27, 2013 - Washington Dullas International Airport, Virginia

Arrived on Delta Airlines, Flight #DL-1125, MD-88 after a 1.5 hours flight from Atlanta, Georgia




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