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Tim_A
02-04-2009, 03:53 PM
Leg 27: Assumption Island FSAS to Antsiranana, Arrachart FMNA
FSAS FMNK - FMNA
224nm, 1h 53 (total: 6964 nm, 50h 34)

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The route. We're heading South from the Seychelles to Madagascar. I've shown the next leg on this map too, since a line joining two small dots in a vast sea of blue is not too interesting!

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Heading out into the wild blue yonder

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A reminder of how small, remote and desolate is the island on which we've been staying.

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Most of this trip is just clouds and water

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More clouds

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This report wouldn't be complete without at least one lightning bolt!

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Eventually the Madagasey coast comes into view

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Antsiranana has a huge natural harbour

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Downwind for Arrachart airport

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And turning final.

yankeesji
02-04-2009, 05:18 PM
Great shots! Thanks for sharing.

timest999
02-04-2009, 05:20 PM
I like #5 and the last cockpit shot :)

peer01
02-04-2009, 05:26 PM
Really very nice again. I esp. like the lightning pic and the airport scenery :cool:

FlyingKiwi
02-04-2009, 05:30 PM
Great shots Tim, seems to be a bit of a balloon festival going on at your destination!

Tim_A
02-04-2009, 05:38 PM
I guess hot air is cheap, compared to the price of avgas! :D

boxcar
02-04-2009, 10:32 PM
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Flying is heavenly but floating is divine. :D The last capture is my fave, as well.
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FlyingKiwi
02-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Just got to hope the wind doesn't pick up!