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

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

26  March 2007

Getting fuel and oil in Tonga proved to be an undertaking that would take me more than 3 days of hard work.
 

When I arrived I met a guy who knew someone working for BP. And yes they had 20W50 oil. So the next morning I walked to the BP depot, to get some – but it turned out, that the oil was for the use in cars, not in aviation. And BP was not the supplier of Avgas in the airport. Avgas was only used by one private company.
 

Several phone calls Wednesday failed to locate fuel or oil. I had to do the 40 minute drive to the airport to shift the plane, as the airport was due to be visited by 2 commercial airlines at the next day.

That did not leave room for me at the apron, so I shiftet to the domestic terminal. Here I was told of a guy by the name of Peter, who apparently works for a small airline owned by the king of Tonga. He also flies in a couple of small aircraft. I was however, not successful in getting his phone number. 
 

On the way back from the airport, I went to visit a lady by the name on Mossi, Whom the taxi driver knew; she referred me to an engineer who would know about the possibility of getting oil. He was not at home though and I did not get his phone number.
 

The next day, Thursday I set in motion, to get oil shipped out from New Zealand, and rang several companies about it. But that is not easy at all – oil is dangerous goods. The Cessna dealer in Auckland had W100 oil – but could not inform me if the oil was suited for my plane? He was more worried about getting sued, if something happened to the engine!
 
I had to spend time learning about oil, and figured out that oil to the SAE specification 1899, can be used. Why does a Cessna dealer not know about this?
 

After ringing around Friday, I finally got back to the lady Mossi. She could help me with fuel. 
 

Saturday I was off to the airport, to take on the fuel from a bowser, that was just next to where the plane was parked – and the a the guy helping me refuelling told me, that someone in a hangar 200 meters away, could provide oil. As it turned out, there was a whole barrel of W120 oil. (to SAE 1899 specification). Great - I could get going. 

But I cannot depart Sunday, as the airport is closed on Sundays. This is a very religious place. I will get going Monday. It means I will arrive in Samoa Sunday!! Yes, due to the Date Line, I will be in for a bit of time travelling.
  

Monday I was ready to depart after clearing emigration and customs. I was not unhappy to leave Tonga. At least Nuku’alofa the main town where I stayed, was a drag. A lot of the city center was burned down during riots in November last year. This place is a kingdom, where the king rules. Not to the satisfaction of a lot of people here. 
 

I climbed to 11000 feet a continued on airway B577. I managed to get my HF radio working again, and gave positions to Fiji Radio. The weather was good once I climbed up through a thick layer of clouds.
 

Only when I approached Pago Pago, did I have to fly though heavy rain before landing on runway 11.
 

Clearing customs and emigration was swift, and I was soon at the hotel.