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

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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

45 Hilo - San Diego

26. April 2007

 

It was to be 2 more nights in Hilo though, and even then, in the morning of the 26th of April, the weather forecast did not look good, with an average wind factor on +7 (7 kts head wind predicted for the route Santa Barbara to Honolulu). But at about 10 in the morning, the forecast gave winds, that added up to a neutral effect for me, and I decided to get going.

I walked to the airport, and arranged to get fuel, file a flight plan and an inspection by the agriculture inspector.

Getting room for 8 jerry cans holding 5 gallons (18,5 l) and 6 gallons of fuel each, is not easy. They have got to be accessible in the air, and I also needed to have the weight forward, to avoid getting the point of gravity too far aft in the plane.

I placed 3 (6 gallon) cans in front of the front seat, 2x5 gallon cans on the front seat, and one 6 gallon can behind the pilot seat. One can was placed on top of the ferry tank and 2 cans just behind it, so  I could reach them.

I departed Hilo heavy loaded at 2200z, or midday local time, for a slow climb to 11.000 feet. Just after takeoff I was given a direct routing to the waypoint Fites, the start of the long route R578 to the USA mainland. First the winds were light from the South, but after about 9 hours of flight a had a headwind of 12 knots. An hour later, the wind came in from the North, but about 3 hours out from San Diego, I had a headwind of up to 32 knots.

The weather was very nice the whole way, and I was above the occasional clouds.

After about 6 hours of flying, I began to transfer fuel from the jerry cans to the ferry tank. I have an electrical fuel pump, that is connected up with a piece of hose, so I can transfer fuel from the cans. It worked well, though it took a while. As I emptied a can, I pushed  it to the rear off the plane.

After 17,5 hours of flying time I landed the next morning in Gillespie airport in San Diego. I had about 30 gallons of fuel left by that time.