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

36 Christchurch - Napier

15. March 2007

After 2 nights in Christchurch, Schousboe drove me to the customs house near Christchurch airport.
 

In a meeting with a senior officer there, what almost amounted to an apology, was expressssed for the treatment I was given in Queenstown. However, I was told, that I should consider myself lucky not to have been shot down by a F16 as it would have happened in the USA!!!!
 

That I could have laughed at, but later in the day I had a mail form the Danish consul, which revealed, that the same view had been expressed to a local newspaper in Queenstown. 

I find it truly amazing, that a New Zealand official can be so misinformed – after several days when he had the opportunity to get the facts. 
 

When I flew across from Tasmania, I flew after IFR rules, just like commercial airliners do. Parts of the rules are, that you are cleared through Australian and New Zealand airspace before you take off.
And then you fly a predetermined altitude and route, and every 30 minutes you report your position, altitude – and your next position 30 minutes later. This is not just, so that the controller knows where I am – but also my safety net. If I do not report in, a rescue operation will be initiated.
 

First I talked to Brisbane Radio, and passing the FIR border to New Zealand, I talked to Auckland Radio. When I could pick up the Queenstown Tower I talked to them.
 

To claim that I came unannounced is stupid.
 

I must say, that I am also very amazed, that the personnel in the tower in Queenstown chose to go home some 20 minutes before I arrived IFR in solid IMC.
 

After being showed around in the local Canterbury Flying Club, which is a major enterprise, with a professional flight school, workshops etc, I departed to fly north along the coast to Kaikora. 
 

Approaching the field there, I could not spot the field, and there was about 6 other planes approaching the airport. I extended my downwind leg to runway 23 until I had the last plane on final in sight and turned base and followed the plane ahead. I assumed, that it would take me to the field? I got a little too close to the plane in front though, so I decided to do a 360 turn before coming back on final.
 

What a busy place I thought – but it turned out, that all the planes were from a flying school in Auckland out on a trip.
 

I talked to the local sightseeing pilots, to hear about the procedures for spotting whales just off the coast, and I also got the coordinates for the last sightings. I took off and just as I got out to a couple of sightseeing boats on the water, this mighty Sperm whale showed up. I circled several times at 500 feet. I could go this low because there was only 2 vessels there. The rules are, that if there had been one more vessel, I should have stayed at a higher altitude. Tried to get some good photos – but it was difficult to do with a telephoto-lens – and flying low at the same time.

I continued to the airfield "Omaka" to see the museum with world war 1 fighter planes. A museum
I can recommend.

When the museum closed in the afternoon, I took off, crossed the strait to the North Island, and continued to Napier.