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

76 Addis Ababa - Nairobi

2. Mar 2010

Monday was spent on a walk around Addis Ababa – and a visit to the National Museum. Ethiopia is the only country in Africa, that never has been colonized – but it is a poor country, and that is obvious. I was approached by a number of beggars etc – but not hassled!  

 

This morning I was off to the airport again – in a 5 dollar hotel shuttle. Addis Ababa has a fairly new and pleasant airport, and I passed immigration without hassles. It took some time to find my contact from Ethiopian Air – I had lost his phone number – but I had his name: Million!

 

The name was ominous for the charges I would have to pay here. But the service provided had been excellent. I found Million, and in a short time I had filed a flight plan and paid the fees: 349$ in handling fees, and another 72$ in landing fees.

 

So again I can say, that the lower the general income is in a country  – the higher is the charge for the bus ride from parking to the terminal!   But at least here it was done with a smile. Avgas was available at 665$ for a barrel (200 liter).

 

But I had my own reserve, and I spent about 40 minutes filling my jerry-can and emptying it into the wing tanks. Siphoning it from the turtlepack on the back seat, worked like a dream: once I had the fuel flowing, gravity too care of the rest!

 

Ready for departure, I called the tower for permission for a start up – but I was asked to stand by? Then a guy came to look into the plane – and when reminding the tower, that I was still standing by,  I was told, that  the tower had to get a clearance from the boss of the guy who checked the plane. It was another 5 minutes, and I called tower once again, and pointed out, that standing by on the radio was draining my battery . Tower promised to inquire, and after waiting for about 20 minutes in all, I finally got the permission for the startup!

 

I climbed out to the minimum altitude of FL 170 – that is about as high as the Cessna can fly, and as I got over the clouds, I asked to fly VFR at flight level 145 – and it was approved.

 

It gave me some work navigating the towering Cumulus clouds, but a couple of hours out of Nairobi, I had perfect weather. I passed very barren landscape, but getting closer to Nairobi, it changed to lush green hills below.

 

The downside of flying VFR was, that I now had to look out for special airspace, and  100 NM out, I had to circumvent a prohibited area – and closer to Nairobi a military area was in front of me. I tried to get permission to pass it – but I could not raise the Radar – or the tower on the base. So I had to do a 180, and fly South of the restricted areas .

 

I landed in Wilson, a very busy GA airport in Nairobi. Passing immigration was a short process, and I could back in a plane with the guy who claimed to be in charged of parking. He directed me to a parking spot – and asked for a “tip” for the favor.

 

I got in contact with Shell to get fuel. I wanted 250 liters – but they only had 100 liters – then the truck was empty, and it would be another month, before Shell would have Avgas again! On the home page of Shell Aviation, the company informs, that they have some 128,000 liters of Avgas in Wilson?

 

I headed for the flying club here, which has rooms they rent out. I thought I had a reservation – but it was for a wrong date, and there were no rooms, and I had to head towards town for a hotel.