Guam to Majuro

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Where America’s Day Begins!  Cydney, you may have to ask your teacher to explain that one.

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Two Lovers Point.

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John, buddy, this one’s for you!

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Guam to Majuro – 1600nm and about eleven hours with the forecast headwinds.

 

 

Kuala Lumpour to Manila

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Welcome dinner with Malaysia EAA Chapter 1090.  Capt Mani (far left) flies an A320 for Air Asia and Capt Siva flies the B787 and B777 for Etihad Airlines.

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The Fellowship of Airmen!  Among the pilots in this group  Hungarian aerobatics pilot (tallest guy in the group),  a former Russian MIG pilot (far right), Airbus helicopter engineer (my right), Capt Siva who has flown nearly everything with wings and is still living the dream and Capt Mani and Uncle Lee who welcomed me after my 11 hour flight from Sri Lanka.

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Rani (EAA Chapter secretary) pinning me with Malaysia EAA Wings.

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Uncle Lee  (left) is the oldest General Aviation pilot in Malaysia.  AJ (right) is the former CEO of Malaysia Airlines.  Both are active pilots and aircraft owners.

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A German restaurant.  Any guesses where we ate dinner?

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The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004.

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Flight planning with the local experts (Capt Mani and Capt Siva)helped make this difficult task an enjoyable experience.

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Photo of the Sivaraman’s engraved stone at Oshkosh.

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Uncle Lee is someone I will never forget.  He and Capt Mani greeted me in the pouring rain upon landing in Manila  and made me feel so welcomed.  I want to extend my sincere appreciation for their support and kindness.  Thank you both for being there.

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The Kuala Lumpur Tower (right of center) is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world.  Races are held annually, where participants race up the stairs to the top.

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Nansum Island shown here on my navigational display has me wondering what’s there.

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Looks like something out of a James Bond movie.

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I enjoyed calm seas and good weather for the last four the hours of the flight to Manila.

 

 

 

Dubai to sri lanka

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Departing just after sunrise and before it gets hot.  Thirteen hours to Sri Lanka, mainly over water so there unfortunately won’t be many interesting things on this leg to photograph.

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Flying over Muscat

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Masalama (Good-Bye) to the desert and mountains.

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Late afternoon thunderstorms are common in this part of the world.  This is just a snapshot of the weather to come.

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Some members of the Jetwing Lagoon Hotel staff and Mr. S. Jude perera (blue shirt), founder of the Christian Pilots Association Of Sri Lanka (C.P.A.S).  Mr. Jude was kind enough to give me a quick tour of the historic city of Negombo.   Wish I had more time to see the “furry, scaled and feathered creatures” of this beautiful country.

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The Jetwing resorts here are absolutely beautiful.

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Embarks dream is to provide a better life for the street dogs of Sri Lanka and to give them the love, respect and home they deserve.  www.embarkpassion.com

 

 

 

 

 

DUBAI

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The tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa.

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View from the 148th floor.  Pat, I think you should challenge Cydney and her class to determine how high above the ground I am.   

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The Persian Gulf.

 

 

 

ASWAN TO DUBAI

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Hardened aircraft shelters at Aswan airport.

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Over Luxor and the Nile river.

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Leaving Egypt heading to Saudi Arabia.

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Ship heading to the Suez canal.

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West coast of Saudi Arabia.

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One hundred miles to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Flying over Doha Qatar.

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Over the Persian Gulf

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Santorini to Cairo to Aswan

 

L1000548Flying over Crete to PAXIS, our entry point into Egyptian airspace.

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Departed Mersa Matrum International airport and flew to 6th October airport just south of Cairo, where the airplane was to be hangared while we visited the Pyramids.  Fortunately, we made it just in time as a sandstorm approaching from the West the visibility dropped to almost zero.

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Eddie Gould our handler from General Aviation Support Egypt and Charley Brown,  the friendliest camel on the planet.

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Departing 6th October Airport you have to climb (circle) to 8500 feet over the airport before  they will allow you to speak with Cairo departure.

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Nile river.

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