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

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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

48 Corpus Christi - Cancun

2. May

One reason for going to Corpus Christi was the fact, that leaving the UA has to be by an designated airport, and KCRP was such an airport. It was very simple procedure to leave, as all I had to do, was to give the departure tab, given to me on entry, to the Signature staff.

 

Wednesday morning I was ready to leave, and the plane was returned to me by the workshop, where I had the oil change done. I was told, that by checking he fuel strainer they had discovered a fuel leak. It turned out, that there was an o-ring missing! Not very good at all, as the fuel strainer is only about 5 inches (12 cm) from the exhaust pipe!!

 

Not only that. The plug, that is removed to drain the oil, was half undone, and it was not secured by a metal string.

 

Not very comforting to know, since I had just spent more than 17 hours, over the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in the plane – with lots of fuel on board.

 

But now I should be good to make it the rest of my journey without further service needed. I also stocked up with oil, so I have enough to refill along the way.

 

I had filed an IFR flight plan the day before, as Mexico requires that. I departed for Cancun by a route that took me about 150 M up the coast to Houston, before there is an airway (B743) that goes across the Mexican Gulf.

 

I requested a more direct routing, and about 70 miles from Scholes VOR, I was allowed to go a by more direct route. I had good weather all the way.

 

I used  VFR radio all the way, and was only for a short time,  I was out of range with Merida Center. But an America Airlines plane above me, was kind enough to relay my position.

 

Arriving in Cancun went smooth by ILS runway 12, and I taxied to the general aviation terminal. I was guided through customs and emigrating with the help of Azul, the FBO there, and it was a lot of papers and signatures, before everything had been taken care of. All papers for the plane – including insurance papers, was checked, and a fee of 60 dollars was paid. 

 

I was told a taxi for the about 15 km ride to Cancun would be 70 dollars. I walked to the public terminal and got a taxi for 45.