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

70 Haifa - Masada

19. Feb 2010

After 2 nights in Haifa, I hired a car to drive to Tel Aviv, and after a night there, on to Jerusalem.

 

My plan had been to fly on to Tel Aviv – but after all the trouble of getting the approval to fly into Israel, I found out, that I was not allowed to fly the so called CVFR (controlled VRF) rules. That is only allowed Israeli pilots!

 

But Yigal from the Israeli AOPA, arranged that a fellow member of AOPA, would fly with me on the route from Haifa to Masada.  I would have preferred to fly on Saturday – but as public transport closes down on Saturdays, it was arranged that Shlomo, the Israeli pilot who would come with me, came up to Jerusalem from Masada where he stayed, so he could ride with me in the rental car back to Haifa on Friday.

 

After lots of sightseeing Thursday afternoon I ventured into the Old City again Friday morning and on to the Olive Mountain for a perfect view over the Rock Dome and the walls of the Old City. At noon I met with Shlomo, and we left Jerusalem for Haifa, driving on a road that took us through part of the occupied territory. For most of the trip Shlomo explained about the Israeli – Palestinian conflict – strongly arguing from the Israeli point of view.

 

Back in Haifa we met with Yigal again, and he helped returning the hired car. The car hire office was closed for the Sabbath!

 

Shlomo had already, while we were on our way, made numerous calls to various air controllers, in order for us to be able to fly the route we wanted.

 

And he succeeded, so after takeoff from Haifa we flew CVFR south along the coast to Tell Aviv at 2000 feet, then from Tel Aviv IFR to Jerusalem at 6000 feet. Over Jerusalem we were allowed to descend to 4000 feet and circle the Old part of the town a couple of times, so I could get some pictures while Shlomo was at the controls.

 

Then we continued to Masada, the lowest airfield in the world, 1.240 feet below sea level! Weird to see the altimeter show a minus altitude before not showing any altitude at all!!

 

We landed just after sunset. We had dinner at the airfield with some local Bedouins sitting outside the airport office. I spent the night sleeping on a mattress in the same office!