103rd leg: Sunday, July 31, 2005
HCMH to OYRN, Hargeissa, Somalia to Mukalla, Yeman
Airport: Riyan
4.0 hours

Saw the town of Hargeissa/Hargeysa in the daylight as I was leaving.

Passed over Berbera, Somalia.

Flying over the water was pretty most of the way but then it got really foggy..

 104th leg: Tuesday, August 02, 2005
OYRN to OOSA, Mukalla, Yeman to Salalah, Oman
Airport: Salalah
2.9 hours

Leaving Mukalla, no fog.

Had to clear some mountains early on.

After the tallest mountains I did some fancier navigating than usual because of the terrain, so that I could get lower sooner and not leave it all to do in the last few miles. It got very foggy again but I was still above it here.

Very foggy. See?


Salalah airport postcard. Foggy.

105th leg: Wednesday, August 03, 2005
OOSA to OOMA, Salalah to Masirah, Oman
Airport: Masirah
3.1 hours

Still foggy leaving Salalah.


No fog at Masirah, but a pretty desolate looking place.

106th leg: Thursday, August 04, 2005
OOMA to OPMR, Masirah, Oman to Karachi, Pakistan
Airport: Masroor AB
4.5 hours

Leaving Masirah, still desolate but sunny, at least.

Except for the beginning and end, the whole trip was over water.


Arriving at Karachi.