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

12

13

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

19 Esfahan - Karachi

31. Jan 2007

  

After I got to another hotel, than the one I had requested, it was off for some sight seeing. But I just managed to get to the Imam Square by the time the Mosque was closed for visitors. I tried again the next day - but this was also a public holiday, Ashura, in remembrance of Imam Hussein – and I could not get in.


I visited the Jameh Mosque, but the museum here was closed – like everything else. With the bazaar closed, and all the shops closed, the streets looked grey and uninviting – had there been leaves on the trees in the town, I am sure the town would look relatively pretty.
My dealings with Safiran was not over – in the evening I received a telephone call – translated by the receptionist in the hotel – that they had made a mistake on the fuel price, and that I had to pay another 280 us dollars on top of the money I had already paid for fuel.


Wednesday morning it was off to the airport in a Taxi. In the briefing office the Safiran representative turned up – and my request that he arranged for the additional cost of fuel to be paid had been ignored. So I had to go to a bank to deposit the money.
  
Getting to the plane, I realised that after the refuelling 2 days ago, they had left the fuel cap on the right wing off! By now I was really pissed off. Taking fuel samples, revealed no water in the tanks though.

It was another leg with a minimum altitude of FL170. My request for my oxygen bottle to be refilled was not met by Safiran, so I was a little concerned, but I figured that I would have enough until I reached Zahedan, where I could descend to FL 150.
It proved to be a very challenging flight for the first 4 hours, as the mountains gave a serious downwind in places – I now appreciate why pilots buy a plane with a turbo engine!
  

I had to forget about using the autopilot; it would just stall the plane. Instead I had to keep trying to maintain Vy – or at least Vx - to get a positive rate of climb to counteract the wind that forced me into a decent. At one stage I was forced down to FL 120. The wind coming from the right was up to 60 knot strong. But at least I was in VMC – otherwise it would have been pretty scary, and I would have had to rely on the topographic information on the MDF screen.
 

However once over Zahedan, it was smooth from there. I was unable to contact Karachi on the radio for the next hour or so, but I had an airliner to relay my position, altitude an ETA for Panjgur, and I received a squawk code in return.
 

Coming into Karachi was smooth too, and a very competent representative for the local handling company was there to meet me, and in no time I was through the airport and taken by a minivan to a hotel that was arranged for me.

Just as I taxied to parking in Karachi 2 days before, I had the agent I use for flightpermits etc, Mike formWhite Rose Aviation on the mobile, and he informed me that he did still did not have the permit for India.
This was 9 days after applying for it. Holidays etc. in India was the explanation. When the application was made I was told it was on short notice, so the landing fees in India would be doubled.
Later in the day, Mike called me at the hotel to inform me, that the best he could do, was 2 days in Karach, and the 2 days in Mumbai. I could not land in Goa as I had wanted – it is a military airport, and requires a 2 week notice for a permit – but then there is no room for parking. My alternative wish was 4 days in Bangalore: First I was informed, that there was an airshow from the 6th February, but that would not be a problem, as I would leave the 5th.
 

But now I could not go to Bangalore either. No parking was available.