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

69 Rhodes - Haifa

15. Feb 2010

Landing in Rhodes was my worst experience yet as a pilot! I knew the winds were strong, and I knew the wind was variable, but getting close to the VOR approach to runway 07 I was in for the worst turbulence I have yet experienced. Turbulence is categorized in 3 levels: light, moderate and severe – and I guess that when everything in the plane is suddenly flying around in the cockpit it is pretty severe?

 

The approach was challenging, but I came in with a higher speed than I usually would and without full flaps - but just before touchdown the plane was slammed on the runway by wind shear, and the suspension caused it to jump into the air again. I applied gas, tried again, but the same thing happened – this time as the 50 kts. wind fiercely tried to whipe the plane off the runway. Correcting, I applied gas again and tried a third time – with the same result, so I decided to go around and try again.

 

This time I came in faster and kept speed up right to the ground – and this time I managed to keep the plane on the ground.

 

Sometimes it feels really good to get on the ground! 

 

Next morning, after a walk in the old part of the city of Rhodes, I went to the airport to fly to Haifa in Israel. By now I had been given a code to log into ASOC’s homepage where I supplied ASOC with a code of my own, and the answer to 3 questions: favored color, favorite food and the most meaningful name (?).

 

After filing a flight plan (though homebriefing.com), I rang ASOC, and after quoting the code and the answers to the 3 questions, I was permitted to depart!

 

150 NM from Haifa I called Tel Aviv and after giving them the code, I was allowed to continue to Haifa, and after a 3.5 hour flight, I landed in Haifa on a 26°C warm day.

 

Meeting me in the airport was Yigal, a very helpful member of the IAOPA, Israel together with a couple of fellow pilots. In the evening I talked about, and showed pictures from, my trip around the world to about 25 pilots from the Israel part of IAOPA.