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

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

30. March 2011

I spent 2 nights more in Dakar after the tour around the country. I needed some washing done and I had caught a cold sleeping in air-conditioned hotel rooms, which I wanted to get rid of.

In the morning I returned to the airport to shift the plane from the air force base to the aero club. Then downtown for some sight-seeing and in the afternoon some hours by the hotel pool.

Feeling good I went to the airport at 7.00, paid the landing fee and filed the flightplan (there was no landing fee, because I had been on the Senegal tour, but a gift of 20$ would be accepted).

Shortly after I took off, heading for Dakhla in Western Sahara. I had checked winds at DMI this morning, so I knew I would have a tailwind all the way and by the time I passed the Noadhibou in Mauritania, the wind was predicted to be up to 35 knots. It proved to be right on target.

Having talked to pilots who had crossed the territory several times, I had been given the advice not to take fuel in Dakhla, as the guy selling was a swindler! All in all I was rather eager to get out of Africa, and I made the decision to continue to Lanzerote in the Canarie Islands.

I called Bo Therkildsen over the satellite phone from the plane, and he checked, that avgas was available in Lanzarote Ð and the cost would be less than half of the price in Morocco. Another point was the fact that Mali had taken most of my cash but in Lanzerote I would be able to get cash from an ATM.

I could have continued directly to Lanzerote, but I landed in Dakhla, to file another flight plan and to transfer 40 litres of fuel from my ferry tank. In Dakar, the aero club had provided me with 140 litres extra fuel and Jean-Raoul, who is a general manager of Air-France in Western Africa, had kindly offered to outlay the money for it, as I just did not have enough cash.

Dakhla is a town in a desert, and on landing here on a very windy day, I was so happy I had decided to move on from there. No less than 4 police officers met the plane, and they wanted to search it, even though I said I just was passing through. I also had to fill in a lengthy formular. Afer that I had to go to the tower to file a flight plan. The tower was manned by military guys, and they demanded to see the aircraft papers!

I told them, that I had been around Africa, and that this was the first time this had happened, and I said they could have told me while I was in the plane, as I do not carry the papers. And they had had me park the plane furthest away from the tower, even if it was the only plane there. But I walked to the plane again, and returned with the papers. I don't know if they were looking for a reason to give me trouble, but at the end of the session, they relaxed and almost became friendly! I realized though, that I did not have my the radio licence paper but they did not take note of that.