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02 Wilmington - New York

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04 Montreal - Kuujjuaq

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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

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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

86 Durban - Plettenberg

19 Mar 2010

There is a pilot shop in the Virginia airport, and I went in to see, if I could get more information about the special rules areas. But they did not have the Jeppesen charts that depicted the information, and I was told, the maps were unavailable for at least 2 weeks (?). But I got 3 VFR maps, 1:1000000, covering the coastline. Not of much use, but they gave some details about names of smaller towns etc. along the coast.

 

I did not go out last night in Durban – all the warnings about possible crime and about a deserted inner city, gets to you, so I gave it a pass. But this morning I went for a walk downtown to the harbor, and it strikes me how much security personnel there are around.

 

But after a nice walk, I went to the airport with a taxi, paying about half of the price, I was charged coming in from the airport(?).

 

At the airport, I could walk straight to the plane and get ready for departure. I had decided, that bigger cities were not really appealing to me, so I made a decision to fly all the way to Plettenberg Bay, a destination on the “Garden Route”. I would stop in Port Alfred on the way.

 

After takeoff, I climbed to only 500 feet, and passing the harbor entrance to Durban, I talked to Durban tower. I was permitted to continue along the coast, and after a short time I could climb to 1000 feet – a more comfortable altitude in case of an emergency.

 

Later I climbed to 1500 – and got comfortable in the right seat, letting the Autopilot fly the plane. I just turned the heading knob on the G1000 to follow the coastline and sat back enjoying the magnificent scenery passing by. Often I opened the window, to take pictures.

 

On landing in Port Alfred, I was in for a surprise. I talked to the tower, and the advised me to come in over the field at 2000 feet. And just the same: I could not get the airfield in sight?? I asked the tower, if they could see me, and yes, they informed me that the field should be at my 11 o’clock position – and there it was, a sprawling airfield, with no less than 4 runways!

 

On landing I had to go to the small tower, so show them my GPS. The airfield was in a “wrong” location. They agreed, and told me, that others have had the same problem. Not good Jeppesen!!

 

Port Alfred is a very busy flying school operation with about 45 planes!

 

After a cup of coffee, I left for Plettenberg Bay - again along the coastline. After a short time I called Elizabeth Approach, and a very helpful controller guided me along. He actually took the time to ask me if I was familiar with the area, and on hearing that I was not, he advised on the location of geographical locations, he requested me to report. Pretty much the same as the entry and exit points of his TMA.

 

Approaching Plettenberg, I called traffic on the common frequency, but there was nobody around, so I came in midfield, and landed on runway 30.

 

I called Avis, and 15 minutes later I had a car, and I drove of to Knysna.