Updated 17. Oct 2016

01 Atlanta - Wilmington

02 Wilmington - New York

03 New York - Montreal

04 Montreal - Kuujjuaq

05 Kuujjuaq - Iquaulit

06 Iqualuit - Kangerlussuaq

07 Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut

08 Sisimiut - Ilulissat

09 Ilulisat - Rekjavik

100 Dakar - Dakar

10 Reykjavik - Vagar

11 Vagar - Odense

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14 Odense - Zurich

15 Zurich - Corfu

16 Corfu - Adana

17 Adana - Tehran

18 Tehran - Isfahan

19 Isfahan - Karachi

20 Karachi - Mumbai

21 Mumbai - Colombo

22 Colombo - Phuket

23 Phuket - Penang

24 Penang - Kuala Lumpur

25 Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

26 Jakarta - Denpasar

27 Denpasar - Broome

28 Broome - Darwin

29 Darwin - Ayers Rock

30 Ayers Rock - Adelaide

31 Adelaide - Melbourne

32 Melbourne - Sydney

33 Sydney - Hobart

34 Hobart - Queenstown

35 Queenstown - Christchurch

36 Christchurch - Napier

37 Napier - Rotorua

38 Rotorua - Auckland

39 Auckland - Tonga

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

41 Pago Pago - Kiritimati

42 Kiritimati - Hilo

43 Hilo - Honolulu

44. Honolulu - Hilo

45 Hilo - San Diego

46 San Diego - El Paso

47 El Paso - Corpus Christi

48 Corpus Christi - Cancun

49 Cancun - Chithen Itza

50 Chitchen Itza - Grand Cayman

51 Cayman Island - Jamaica

52 Jamaica - Aruba

53 Aruba - Isla Margarita

54 Isla Margarita - Cayenne

55 Cayenne - Natal

56 Natal - Cap Verde

57 Cap Verde - Mauritania

58 Mauritania - Marrakech

59 Marrakech - Cascais

60 Cascaix - Bilbao

61 Bilbao - Amiens

62 Amiens - Odense

63

64 South Africa Trip

65 Odense - Munich

66 Munich - Zell Am Zee

67 Zell Am Zee - Athens

68 Athens - Rhodes

69 Rhodes - Haifa

70 Haifa - Masada

71 Masada - Eilat

72 Eilat - Luxor

73 Luxor - Jiddah

74 Jiddah - Djibouti

75 Djibouti - Addis Ababa

76 Addis Ababa - Nairobi

77 Nairobi - Amboseli

78 Amboseli - Kilaguni

79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

80 Zanzibar - Blantyre

81 Blantyre - Victoria Falls

82 Victoria Fall - Maun

83 Maun - Vumbura

84 Vumbura - Pilanesberg

85 Pilanesberg - Durban

86 Durban - Plettenberg

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

88 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg

89 Johannesberg - Cape Town

90 Cape Town - Windhoek

91 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

92 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

93 Svakopmund - Etosha

94 Etosha - Luanda

95 Luanda - Sao Tome

96 Sao Tome - Lome

97 Lome - Ouagadougou

98 Ouagadougou - Bamako

99 Bamako - Dakar

Aa Dakar - Dakar

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

Dd Jerez - Paris

17 Adana - Tehran

27. Jan 2007

Departure from Adana airport runway took me past Incirlik, an airport used by us air force during the Iraq war. For the first time I had to climb to FL 170  (17.000 ft.)  that is the minimum en route altitude.
That also meant, that I had to use Oxygen from the bottle I have in the cockpit. Via an electronic device, the oxygen is released only when I breathe in. This means, that I have oxygen for about 9 hours in a bottle not much larger than a 2 litre cola bottle.
Coming in over the old Silk route I again had some spectacular views over snow capped mountains (see gallery).


I have the help of an autopilot that can control the 3 axis of the plane – and climb to, and then maintain an altitude. It does however,  not control the engine, and I have to monitor it very carefully during a climb – over the Turkish mountains, just before reaching 17.000 feet I had a stall because the autopilot wanted the plane to climb more than the engine could handle, and a descend of about 1000 feet per minute started . Getting the nose down immediately corrected the situation…and after a short time my blood pressure came down too.
 

 

Radio communication was a lot better than I had expected – there was no loss of communication despite the high mountains and the remoteness of the area.
 

Coming into Tehran the smog was obvious, but it was exiting never the less. The approach went perfect, and on ground a marshal showed me to the parking spot. The handler from “Safiran” was there, and he meant that the parking spot was perfect – but it was right behind all the commercial jets….the plane could have been blown away so easily! It was only when the airport authority required the plane moved, that I had to get back in the cockpit and move to a parking spot normally used by big commercial airliners.
 

The person from “Safiran” did not want to book me into a hotel – I should just get in a cab and try for myself – and phone the handler to inform him of my location. This “service” was I asked to pay 650 dollars for!!
It seems that the lower the per capita income is – the higher is the fees is for these handling companies.
 

The taxi to the hotel was an “adventure” in itself. The traffic was chaotic.