43rd leg: Wednesday, May 18, 2005
SB1U to SNAB, Fazenda Bela Vista to Abaetetuba, Brazil
I started out around 4pm in the interest of having nicer light for
pictures. I thought that snaky river was kind of cool.
However, I got a little nervous as the sun got lower and lower and
I still had quite a distance to cover.
It's autumn there and the days are shorter.
The sun had set completely by the time I got there. There were lights
on at the airport though (not the lights in this picture -- those are just
houses or something), BUT then I think they closed the airport before I
got there because the lights went out! How rude! But I could still see
the runway. Actually I don't think they really had lights at that airport
-- it was just something in the sim that made it show up from a distance.
Had a terrible landing and ran off the runway almost right away
44th leg: Thursday, May 19, 2005
SNAB to SNCC, Abaetetuba to Calcoene, Brazil
Started in the early morning in a thunderstorm.
Never managed to get a picture of the lightning, but there was plenty
It wasn't raining in Calcoene but the visibility was rotten. Had to
do a bunch of turning to line up the runway but my landing was a shade
better than the one last night.
about some people who rode a Harley-Davidson through Brazil, with pictures.
They stopped in Calcoene.
45th leg: Friday, May 20, 2005 (at work)
SNCC to SOCA Calcoene, Brazil to Cayenne, French Guiana
I used my older version of the sim at work to do this leg. Had to keep
It seemed like the old GPS made it easier for me to navigate to line
up the runway.
It didn't take as many legs to get out of Brazil as I thought it would.
Here are some links with information and pictures about Cayenne or French
46th leg: Friday, May 20, 2005
SOCA to SMNI, Cayenne, French Guiana to New Nickerie,
airport: Maj. Fernandes
I hadn't seen many other planes in a while so it was kind of fun to
see a few as I took off from this airport. I did two legs today.
After using the old and new sims on the same day, I really noticed
the improvement in the clouds in the newer version.
My landing was pretty nice again. Maybe it's not the GPS -- more like
how much maneuvering I have to do to come in straight. And luckily I got
there before it got dark.
A link about Suriname