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  1. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 8 VRMM - VABB ATD: 0504Z ATA: 0756Z Time Enroute: 02:35 Actual Route: VRMM/18 M4D MUGBA R457 TVM/N0475F360 Q12 KABSO KETOR KETO1D VABB/27 Initial Cruise: FL350 Landing Rate: -111 FPM Distance Flown: 1102 NM Equipment: B752 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Departing Male, MUGBA Four Delta departure Approaching the Indian coast Turning northwest to follow the coast at Thiruvananthapuram Clearing skies Approaching Mumbai, KETOR One Delta arrival Mumbai Harbor DME 17.0 arc to ILS runway 27 approach Funny how you don't see the fog while you're above it! Short final Arrived in Mumbai
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    LEG 8 VRMM - VABB ETD: 0500Z ETA: 0802Z Planned Route: MUGBA R457 TVM Q12 KABSO KETOR Cruise: FL360 Equipment: B752 After our stay in the Maldives, it's time to continue onward to India with the same 757 we brought here. Weather this morning is partly cloudy and hot, expecting foggy conditions upon our arrival in Mumbai. Live Flight Tracking
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    LEG 7 FSIA - VRMM ATD: 1013Z ATA: 1353Z Time Enroute: 03:27 Actual Route: HFSIA/13 TILOM1B TILOM T128 GITOP N628 MEGOK G454 PUPOD R329 ATISA A3A VRMM/18 Cruise: FL350 Landing Rate: -170 FPM Distance Flown: 1472 NM Equipment: B752 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff, runway 13 Climbing out of Seychelles Nothing but blue Dusk approaching the Maldives Approaching VRRM Arrived at Male A little short on pictures for this one, since it was all over water, night approach, VoxATC being particularly erratic, all combined with my relative unfamiliarity with performing non-precision approaches with the QualityWings 757 conspiring against them. The approach was a bit of a mess until I had enough of the autopilot doing whatever the heck it was trying to do (I'm sure it was ultimately my fault!) and just go manual. That left a bad taste, but all in all it ended up being a rather nice crosswind landing.
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    Correction: Leg 7 is FSIA to VRMM. Little lazy with the copy/paste and now it's too late to edit...
  5. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 7 EGKK - LFPG ETD: 1010Z ETA: 1418Z Planned Route: TILOM T128 GITOP N628 MEGOK G454 PUPOD R329 ATISA Cruise: FL350 Equipment: B752 RR Our next leg will feature a chartered PrivatAir 757 to take us from one tropical location to another. Beautiful conditions for this flight over the western Indian Ocean. Live Flight Tracking
  6. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 6 HECA - FSIA ATD: 0331Z ATA: 0937Z Time Enroute: 05:39 Actual Route: HECA/05L SOLAM A727 LXR UP751 PSD/N0485F390 UR776 LADEN UB413 KOBAS B413 ZIZAN UB413 AVIMO UW735 ATUTI T122 ROUTY ROUTY1A FSIA/13 Cruise: FL370, FL390 Landing Rate: -219 FPM Distance Flown: 2570 NM Equipment: B772 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff, runway 05L Climb out over the outskirts of Cairo Nile River near Luxor Out over the Red Sea near Port Sudan Approaching the Yemeni coast Out over the Gulf of Aden The most clouds and least amount of desert we've seen all flight! Heading out over the Indian Ocean Last sight of the seemingly endless desert Crossing the equator Descending into Seychelles Approach to Seychelles Int'l runway 13 Tight turn to final (yes I am aware I forgot to set the altimeter - grrrr) Cleared to land - the default scenery is clearly lacking Backtracking to the gate Arrived at Seychelles
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    LEG 6 HECA - FSIA ETD: 0330Z ETA: 0915Z Planned Route: SOLAM A727 LXR UP751 PSD UR776 LADEN UB413 KOBAS B413 ZIZAN UB413 AVIMO UW735 ATUTI T122 ROUTY Cruise: FL370 Equipment: B772 We finally have our Emirates 777 charter to take us to Seychelles, for what is planned to be the second longest leg of the tour. Tranquil predawn conditions bode well for a smooth flight. Live Flight Tracking
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    LEG 5 HEPS - HECA ATD: 1300Z ATA: 1432Z Time Enroute: 01:13 Actual Route: HEPS/28 LONIR HECA/05L Cruise: 4000 Landing Rate: -203 FPM Distance Flown: 207 NM Equipment: C402 Flight Track (and pretend the date says October 10, 2017 instead of July 10, 2006 - note to self, check the month and year too!) PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff Climbing out over the Mediterranean; ships queuing to enter the canal Busy shipping day on the canal More shipping Over Great Bitter Lake with Fayed Air Base in the background More shipping Visibility decreasing as we reach the southern end of the canal and the Gulf of Suez Over Suez Turning back towards Cairo Following a barren ridge to the Nile Nile and some pyramids in sight Over the Nile Pyramid of Djoser Approaching the Great Pyramids Circling the Giza Necropolis Circling the Giza Necropolis Circling the Giza Necropolis Poor visibility on approach Airfield in sight Arrived in Cairo - next stop Seychelles
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    LEG 5 HEPS - HECA ETD: 1300Z ETA: 1400Z Planned Route: LONIR Cruise: 4000 Equipment: C402 We unfortunately weren't able to persuade the authorities in Port Said to allow us to land a 777 in preparation for our next leg to Seychelles, so it's time for a short re-positioning flight to Cairo. Conditions this afternoon are perfect for a low altitude sightseeing tour of the Suez Canal and the Pyramids. Live Flight Tracking
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    LEG 4 LMML - HEPS ATD: 1318Z ATA: 1556Z Time Enroute: 02:18 Actual Route: LMML/05 GODA2A GODAK UM980 LOSUL A411 BRN W725 NANVO CVO V602 PSD HEPS/28 Cruise: FL330 Landing Rate: -154 FPM Distance Flown: 1031 NM Equipment: E170 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Approaching the Libyan coast Coastal North Africa Tough to see where the earth ends and the sky begins Nile delta at sunset Pyramids of Giza Approaching the Suez Canal Cleared to land visual approach runway 28 Backtracking to terminal Arrived at Port Said This is actually the farthest east I've ever flown! Now to catch a breather for a little while before resuming the tour on schedule next week.
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    LEG 4 LMML - HEPS ETD: 1310Z ETA: 1549Z Planned Route: GODA2B GODAK UM980 LOSUL A411 BRN W725 NANVO CVO V602 PSD Cruise: FL330 Equipment: E170 Right back to business after landing in Malta. We're looking for a quick turnaround to top of the block fuel and take on the financier's party. Besides, with the weather being as miserable as it was, there wasn't much of a desire to hang around. But wouldn't you know, just in time for taxi clearance it began to clear right up? If you don't like the weather, just wait 15 minutes. Taxiing to the departure runway Free from the surly bonds of runway 05 Climbing out over Valletta Next stop, Egypt Live Flight Tracking
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    LEG 3 DTTA - LMML ATD: 1137Z ATA: 1238Z Time Enroute: 00:40:18 Actual Route: DTTA/11 DIDO2A DIDON UM978 GZO LMML/13 Cruise: FL310 Landing Rate: -160 FPM Distance Flown: 218 NM Equipment: E170 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Climbing out of Tunis Past Pantelleria Descending into a socked-in Malta Vectors to ILS runway 13 approach Airfield finally in sight Very short final Backtracking to the cargo terminal Arrived in Malta
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    LEG 1 DTTA - LMML ETD: 1130Z ETA: 1235Z Planned Route: DIDO2A DIDON UM978 GZO Cruise: FL310 Equipment: E170 A wealthy financier of the tour has graciously chartered an Egyptair Express E-170 in Tunis; the only condition being that we have to pick him up today in Malta before continuing on to Port Said. We need to arrive there by nightfall, so there's little time for rest as we're right back at it after a quick night in Tunisia. Conditions this morning are scattered clouds with a light breeze from the east and light showers in the vicinity. Live Flight Tracking
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    LEG 2 LFPG - DTTA ATD: 1908Z ATA: 2134Z Time Enroute: 02:00:00 Actual Route: LFPG/27L LATRA2A LATRA UM133 OBEPA UM728 KOLON UM623 PELOS MALAV/N0468F330 M731 TEKSA M732 CAR NOLSI UA868 TUC DTTA/01 Initial Cruise: FL390 Landing Rate: -95 FPM Distance Flown: 892 NM Equipment: A318 CFM Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff Initial climb BIBAX Two Alpha departure Climbing out of Paris Approaching the Mediterranean Out to sea past LFMN and the Riviera Headed south alongside Corsica and the Pleiades Landfall over Sardinia Heading south over Sardinia African continent in sight Procedure turn complete; airfield in sight Cleared to land Taxiing to the ramp Arrived in Tunis Of interest - this flight marks my first "official" landing in Africa. That leaves only Antarctica...
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    LEG 2 LFPG - DTTA ETD: 1910Z ETA: 2135Z Planned Route: LATRA2A LATRA UM133 OBEPA UM728 KOLON UM623 PELOS MALAV/F330 M731 TEKSA M732 CAR NOLSI UA868 TUC Cruise: FL390 Equipment: A318CFM After spending the day in Paris, it's now time to jet off in our booked Air France A318 to Tunis, Tunisia. Conditions this evening are scattered clouds with a light breeze from the west. Live Flight Tracking