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

47 El Paso - Corpus Christi

I drove to Horizon airport the next morning wanting to fly to Corpus Christy – but the weather briefer was very pessimistic about the weather….talked about possible hailstorms with hails of a size of up to 4 cm in diameter! (See warning)

 

So I decided to stay another day in El Paso. Phil was happy to let me have the car for another day. I went back and checked in at the same hotel were I spend the night before.

It is cozily located next to the interstate 10.

 

I spend the afternoon driving to downtown to have a look at the border to Mexico, which runs right along El Paso. Reminded me somewhat of what the border between East and West Germany used to look like: heavily fortified.

 

In El Paso, you really get to experience the way the south west of the USA is: bigger and wider!

Monday it was of to the airport again – and though the weather briefer was not recommending a flight to Corpus Christy – I decided to get going. In El Paso the weather was fine. Apart from the stormscope, that detects the position of storm cells on my MFD, here in the USA the data link function built into the avionics, enables me to get updated weather all the time – presented right there on my screen. It shows rainfall graphically and I can also check metars ahead of me.

 

100 miles east of Austin I was offered a rerouting by Houston Center. It would take me  south of thunderstorms ahead, and I happily accepted the offer. I now flew over the Laughlin airbase before turning back to the filed rote by Three Rivers.

 

I landed in Corpus Christy and taxied to the Signature FBO. I was to have a 50 hour engine check done, and the workshop next to Signature took care of that.

 

Then I headed downtown to stay by the water, and on the way I drove by UPS to collect the luggage I had sent ahead from Hawaii. I also picked up additional flight kits from Jeppesen, so I had had plates showing instrument procedures in the Caribbean and South America.