The Story

Living in the Cityof Kingston-Upon-Hull, my nearest airport is Humberside. So naturally my journey begins and ends there.

I set off from Humberside on the 30th March 2005. Initially I headed north into Scotland and the Orkneys, then on down the eastern side of England to London and then west to the Scilly Isles. From there it was south into the Brittany region of France before a brief visit to Paris.

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After leaving Paris I made my way up to Mehamn (ENMH) in the Arctic Circle with stopovers in  Belgium, Holland Germany, Denmark  and Norway along the way.

Slowly heading south, I criss-crossed Europe, taking in Finland, Latvia, Germany (again), Switzerland, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, the Greek Isles, Sardinia, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

And so to Africa.  The African legs took in Morocco, Algeria, Mali (Tombouctou, had to be done), Niger, Nigeria (I didnt even know they were separate countries until flying there!), The Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (again), Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania (again), Somalia, Djibouti (my homage to Frank Zappa whose album Sheik Yerbouti reminds me of my youth), Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Egypt

From Egypt I headed slowly off into Asia taking in Israel,  Lebanon, Turkey Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Australasia saw me hop over to Australia and New Zealand and up to New Caledonia before back to Oz and Papua New Guinea.

Back into Asia and through Indonesia (again) then the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Japan and the eastern side of Russia.

Out of Russia and into Alaska and the Americas.  I headed down through Alaska and British Columbia to the USA and on to Jamaica, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Chile (again), Argentina (again) back to Chile (for the final time).

Starting back north I took in the Falkland Islands, Argentina (final visit), Uruguay, Brazil, Suriname, and Guyana before doing an extensive tour of the Caribbean ending it in Puerto Rico. 

From there it was on to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and The Bahamas before hitting the USA for the final time with a stop over in Baltimore.

The homeward stretch took in Canada, Newfoundland, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Stornoway.  My first stop back in the UK was at Carlisle.  I then hopped over to Ronaldsway, the spiritual home of JHB Airlines before taking the final leg back to Humberside

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As you can see, its not the straightest of routes but it was never intended to be. For me, it was more about exploring, learning and having fun along the way rather than simply going round the world.

Statistics:

I was in the cockpit for 343.4 hours.  Of this, 299.5 hours were in the air.
I used 744,900 lbs of fuel and flew a total of 68,369 nautical miles.

This breaks down to:

Beech Baron 58 
8668 Miles, 74 hours in the cockpit of which 64.6 were in the air.

Beech Baron 58 JHB
3410 Miles, 31.5 hours in the cockpit of which 26.8 were in the air

Cessna Skyhawk 172SP
179 Miles with 2.1 hours in the cockpit and 2 hours in the air

Cessna Skyhawk 172SP JHB
348 Miles, 5.7 cockpit hours, 5.1 Airbourne

FeelThere - CRJ 200
2621 Miles, 12.2 cockpit hours, 10.2 Airbourne

PMDG 737-700 JHB
28633 Miles, 97 hours in the cockpit, 84.8 in flight

PSS A330-200 RR Airtours
917 Miles, 3.6 Cockpit hours, 2.9 flying

PSS Dash 8 300
21181 Miles, 103.9 cockpit hours, 92.3 flying

PSS Dash 8 300 "Q" JHB
2412 Miles, 13.4 cockpit hours, 10.8 flying

 

By Type:

 

Miles Flown

Hours in Cockpit

Hours in flight

Beech Baron 58

12078

105.5

91.4

Cessna Skyhawk 172

179

2.1

2

FeelThere CRJ200

621

12.3

10.2

PMDG 737-700

28633

97

84.8

PSS A330-200 RR Airtours

917

3.6

2.9

PSS Dash 8 300

23593

117.3

103.1

 

    

 

 

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