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

22 Colombo - Phuket

7. Feb 2007

A couple of days on the beach in Negombo at the Browns Hotel did good. Having to deal only with the question of whether to swim, in the ocean – or in the pool was neat. And the only hurdle getting to swim in the ocean was the 100 meters over the sandy beach before the refreshing dip in the 27 C water!
 

The air was 32 C and the sun shining from a clear blue sky. Watching the news though told of floods in Djakarta and in Darwin and bush fires in Western Australia…
 

Coming Wednesday morning I was ready for the next long leg to Phuket in Thailand. Getting to the airport at 8.30 it was some time before I got hold of the Ramp manager. When I finally succeeded, it was off to the Air Lanka office to pay the 40 us $ for handling. Then to the airport manager, who sat behind an imposing desk with some 7 different telephones. He wrote out a bill for 20$ for airport fees.
 

Then to the ATC office to file a flight plan, and finally to the Met office, for the latest weather.
 

But then things started to turn for the worse. Waiting for the fuel took ages and when they first arrived they did not bring the actual fuel. They were of again for considerable time, before they came back – this time to get my BP carnet! But after an hour of waiting they were ready to pump fuel from the 2 barrels I purchased. At what price I don’t know….when you use a carnet they cannot inform of the price?
 

After a slow process of getting the 400 litres of Avgas I was ready for departure – but the tower now talked about the need for an India permit. To be honest…I did not even know I was going to pass India FIR, but that was the case…A call to company that handles flight permits was made, and I was told, that they never had experienced such a requirement before.
 

But it was back to the ATC office. After looking on maps – and after a call to the Indian Flight service bureau, where they confirmed the need for a permit, I decided to file a new flight plan taking me south of the India FIR – almost to Banda Aceh on the northern tip of Indonesia. But it only extended the trip with a half hour, and with the wind predicted to be from the west it was ok.
 

Lining up on runway 04, before taking off, I just had to wait for a couple of MIG fighters returning from their daily strafing of Tamils in the north,
 

It was up to 11000 feet and before long the day turned into night. Just as it was a fine view of the sun setting reflected in the scattered cumulus clouds, the night viewed from 11000 feet is a sight with all he stars. I bring a black piece of cloth to cover the glare from screens, to be able to enjoy the view.
 

As I had problems getting my HF radio to work, I submitted position rapport to Colombo by satellite phone.
 

Landing in Phuket was different from other places I had been so far. I had to find my own way from the plane to the terminal and through emigration. It was no problem…..except for the fact, that a couple of plane loads of Koreans had been unloaded just ahead of me, so it was a long wait.