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

79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

7. Mar. 2010

I spent most of Wednesday just taking in the view from the terrace of my hotel room, and spending time reading the manual for my new camera! I have not been very good at getting shots from the plane with a telephoto lens, so I thought it may be the time to learn how to shoot pictures in other settings than automatic, such as shutter speed priority shooting.

 

I wanted to go to see some nearby springs, but the hotel wanted me to pay 3 times the normal rate if I just went on my own, so I gave it a miss.

 

After breakfast today I walked to the plane parked just outside the electric fence surrounding the lodge. It had been raining heavily with thunder during the night, and it also rained this morning, but at about nine, the rain stopped and I was on my way. I first taxied through the red wet mud and then along the extended runway 12 to take off from the sealed part of runway 1.

 

I flew about 1500 feet above ground most of the way to Mombasa, looking out for wildlife. I came across plenty of elephants, looking reddish from the red dust/mud, giraffes, buffalos and more. I zigzagged along the route doing a few 360’s to take some photos, trying not to go below 1500 ft. agl.,being the minimum altitude in national parks. I also tried not to fly directly over animals in order not to disturb them.

 

This one of the advantages about a high wing Cessna: I flew along with flaps at 10, the window fully open, kept up by the wind, and cruising at about 70 kts. – with my elbow out the window. You cannot doo that in a Piper!

 

I did not talk to anyone on the way, but 25NM out of Mombasa I called the tower, and after reporting passing the control zone boundary, I came in for a left base to runway 03.

 

On arrival, I was taken by a chap for a tour around the airport in order to pass customs and immigrating, before I could continue to Zanzibar. First to the flight planning office to file a flight plan, and for the navigation charges (about $35) to be worked out, then to another office to pay the landing fee of 10 dollars. Then to a bank to actually pay the navigation charge, then to customs and finally, after having my bag scanned twice, through the immigration. It took time, but everybody was friendly.

 

Getting fuel was another time consuming effort as my Shell carnet has expired, and Shell haven’t given me a new one for the reason, that the carnet is not accepted in Scandinavia. I had a mail from them saying I could pay by credit card.

 

 But they did not take credit cards here. And I could not pay by cash either! After some time, the friendly airport marshal staff got hold of a Kenya Airway guy, and it was arranged I could pay him in cash, so he could pay Shell – at a price of about 25% extra.

 

After 2 hours - in 36 degrees – I was off to Zanzibar, along the coast with all the beach resorts South of Mombasa.

 

I called the Zanzibar Approach 50 NM out, and came in for a right downwind to runway 36. The tower was rather busy, as he had landing aircraft left and right – I was sequenced as number 2 and on landing told to expedite vacating the runway.

 

Paying landing fee & parking was swift ($80), and I was through immigration in no time, and 20 minutes later I could get into the hotel pool.