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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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

54 Isla Margarita - Cayenne

12. May 2007

Friday I went for a drive in the afternoon, and returned to the airport to organize getting fuel. I was uncertain about the availability of Avgas. In the terminal I met Eddie, an Aruba Dutch living here, working for a local handling company. He helped me through the terminal and to the plane.

 

Eddie told me his story. He used to live on the border to Columbia. He had an aviation supply company there, but gangsters wanted him to pay for protection, and when he refused his house was burned down. He was burned on most of his body He told me, that the police was involved in the incident!

 

I had to taxi to a fuel station, but after taking fuel, I could park next to the fuel station. Fuel was cheap at 0.75 US $ per liter. 

 

Saturday morning I was back in the airport to leave for French Guiana. The departure was not as easy as the arrival. First I had too talk my way to the Despacho de Vuelo on the airside. Here I had to pay – first for navigation charges, and then landing fee. I also filed the flight plan here. After filing the flight plan I go to the control room to have it checked – and then to another office.

 

Having done that, I had to taxi the plane to the international terminal, to pass customs and emigration. I had to fill in 4 copies of a general declaration. After that, I could return to the plane. But the police wanted to search the plane, and they were not friendly at all. Wanted the bag with my survival suit out on the tarmac and searched very thoroughly through all my belongings. While one guy searched the passenger side in the cockpit the other officer wanted my bag out on the pilot side to search.

 

I was only due to luck, that I caught the officer, doing the passenger side, with his hands in my wallet! I carry my passport, license and an amount in different currencies in the wallet! I quickly grabbed it and I do not think he managed to get any money – but I am not sure? But who do you call for help, when you are dealing with the police?

 

Fortunately I have most of my cash stashed away in a different place.

 

So it was an hour and a half before I could depart – annoying because it would now be dark before I arrived in French Guiana.

 

After departing I was soon in over the mainland of Venezuela, and soon there was nothing but jungle below me – I prefer water to jungle. But as I got in over Guyana, large areas was used for agriculture. Nice – as a pilot in a single engine plane, you are always aware of a potential areas for an emergency landing.

 

The groundspeed was very slow all the way with a headwind blowing with up to 25 knots. By the time I was over Suriname I had de deviate north and south of track to avoid towering cumulus and just as I passed, they matured with lightning as a result.

 

I came in to runway 08 , Rochambeu airport,t hot and high, and had to dive to make the runway.

The reception here was very friendly and uncomplicated. 10 minutes and I was through the immigration etc, and in a taxi to the center of Cayenne