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Leg 22  UHSI-UHPP

 

Today’s destination is Yelizovo (UHPP) in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.  Almost all of this 650nm leg will be over water with only a few possibilities for views of the Kuril Island chain depending on weather/cloud cover.

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Getting Ready – Iturup

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At Cruise above the Bussol Strait

 

 

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Leg 23  UHPP-PACD

 

Continuing our journey across the North Pacific, today’s almost 1400nm leg will take us over the Bering Sea.  We will pass over Bering Island and near St Paul Island before our arrival at Cold Bay (PACD) Alaska.

 

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Climb Out

 

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Cloudy Day over the Bering Sea

 

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Crossing the Antemeridian - 180 Degrees of Longitude to Go!

 

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Cold Bay - Final Approach

 

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Leg 24  PACD-KOTH

This longest leg yet (1667nm) will take us past the Gulf of Alaska and over the North Pacific to make landfall at North Bend / Coos Bay Oregon.  We land at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (KOTH).

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Engines Warming Up - Cold Bay Ramp

 

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Climb Out - Cold Bay

 

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Over the Pacific

 

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Hazy Afternoon Approach – KOTH

 

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Leg 25  KOTH-KSFO

It will be a short flight down the Pacific coast of Oregon and California to San Francisco International.

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Getting Ready for Departure

 

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Leaving Coos Bay

 

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San Francisco

 

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Runway 28R - On Final

 

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Arrived!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Leg 26  KSFO-KOMA

Back in the Saddle Again.  Today we begin our transcontinental journey across the United States.  Departing San Francisco we will cross the Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, Wasatch Mountains, Rocky Mountains and Great Plains regions before arriving at our destination of Omaha on the Missouri River.

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Leaving San Francisco

 

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Great Basin - Passing Walker Lake

 

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Over the Rockies near Ft Collins

 

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Western Nebraska - Snow Line on the Great Plains

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Final Approach - Eppley Field (KOMA)

 

 

 

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Leg 27  KOMA-KMDW

 

Departing from Eppley Field in Omaha Nebraska our destination is Midway Field in Chicago Illinois.  We will overfly Des Moines and Iowa City before crossing the Mississippi river just north of Davenport.   Reaching Lake Michigan we will fly south along the lake shore of Chicago with views of the city before landing at Midway.

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Heading East

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Afternoon Sun and Clouds over Iowa

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Chicago - Lake Michigan

 

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Chicago Lake Shore Flyby

 

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Passing Grant Park - Field Museum

 

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United 580 - Cleared to Land

 

 

 

 

 

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Leg 28  KMDW-KLGA

 

Destination New York City.    Our route is over the Indiana-Michagan border to Lake Erie, past Cleveland and then into Pennsylvania.  Reaching the New York Metro area at the Teterboro VOR (TEB), we will fly south paralleling the Hudson to Perth Amboy before turning back to cross Staten Island and fly the ILS 04 approach to LaGuardia     Should be good views for passengers on the left side.

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Leaving Chicago - Heading East

 

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Still Winter in Western Pennsylvania

 

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Manhattan

 

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Midtown - On Approach

 

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On the Ramp after Shutdown

 

 

 

 

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Leg 29  KLGA-CYHZ

Departing from LaGuardia we fly up Long Island Sound, passing near Boston, then on to Nova Scotia, landing at Halifax – Today’s Destination.

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Passing over New Haven

 

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Boston

 

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Hazy Halifax – Arrival

 

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Parked at the Gate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leg 30  CYHZ-CYYT

We depart Halifax Stanfield International for a relatively short hop to St. Johns Newfoundland.

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Pushing back from the gate

 

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Over Cape Breton Island

 

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St. Johns Approach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leg 31  CYYT-EICK

St. Johns is the jump off point for a 1740nm Transatlantic leg to Cork Ireland (EICK).  This will be the longest leg of this round the world adventure. 

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St. Johns - Runway 29 - Lined Up and Ready

 

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Leaving North America - Climb Power

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North Atlantic - At Cruise - Flight Level 210

 

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Late Afternoon at Cork (EICK) - Shutdown Complete

 

One Leg to Go!

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Leg 32  EICK-EGLC

This final leg will take us across St Georges Channel reaching the coast of Wales at Pembrokeshire.   The route continues over the Brecon Beacons leaving Wales at Chepstow and crosses the Severn into England.   Our final destination is London City Airport where this adventure started months ago.

 

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On the Ramp at Cork - Getting Ready for the Final Leg

 

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Crossing St Georges Channel

 

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London City - Final Approach - Pilots View

 

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2 white - 2 red - Starting Down

 

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Past Canary Wharf

 

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Mission Completed - Right back where we started from - London City Airport

 

 

 

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Yes, agreed.

Well done. It is always an accomplishment to get around the world and this year is no exception. And thanks for  your wonderfully artistic screenshots. A good number are worth saving for the gallery in the Reform Club's legendary library. 😎

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