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

39 Auckland - Tonga

20. March 2007

After 2 nights in Auckland, I was off at 7 in the morning to the airport for the next leg to Tonga. I had managed to arrange, that my BP fuel carnet, which I had not so far been able to use in New Zealand, would be accepted.


In the airport I was to clear the customs in the international terminal. That went smooth – except for a requirement, that before departure, I had to taxi from one end of the airport to the other, in order for a customs officer could check, that I had no passengers in the plane on departure. A rather odd requirement – if I wanted to help someone to escape from this country, why would I pick an international airport where the airside is protected by extensive security?
 

A request to the customs, that they came to where the plane was parked was not accepted – the customs had no cars, I was told. But by departure time the custom officer came to the plane in a car anyway.

But it was all done with courtesy – and the tower was very helpful with progressive taxi instructions.
 

But it was all done with courtesy – and the tower was very helpful with progressive taxi instructions.
 

Getting fuel from BP, I had hoped to get oil as well. But – like elsewhere in New Zealand – they do not sell oil. Strange indeed. I tried to get oil in 2 workshops in the airport, but without any success.
 

I decided to get going despite the oil level being low. 
 

The day before departure, I had managed to get a landing permit from Tonga by faxing a request. I had also filed a flight plan – and I wanted to arrive in the daytime.
 

But the decision to get going without a supply of oil should prove to cause severe problems later.
 

For the first time on my journey, I had my ferry tank filled almost to capacity, so now I had about 700 litres of fuel on board. I shifted as much luggage forward as I could, in order not to exceed the aft limit of CG (centre of gravity).
 

It was nice to have 3 km of runway on departure – but the plane performed beautifully without any noticeable difference on departure.
 

In the air I flew along the airway B575 IFR direct towards Tonga. MY HF radio did again not work properly, so I gave positions rapports by satellite Phone to Auckland Radio as I went along.
 

Arriving in Tonga after a  long  flight I landed visually on runway 11. By arrival I was met by customs and quarantine officials – in skirts and sandals.