Leg 38: Port Elizabeth FAPE to Cape Town FACT
FAPE - GGV - OBV - Cape Agulhas - FACT
383nm, 2h 27 (total: 10065 nm, 73h 54)
The final push into Cape Town. Once again, following the coast, takes us ot the Southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, before we finally touch down at Cape Town Intl.
Taking off from Port Elizabeth
Overcast skies again, but at least we're out of the thunder belt!
Doesn't take long to get above the clouds, and I'm cruising along nicely at FL105
Sadly, the FS landscape looks nothing like reality
Cape Agulhas; the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic, and the sea is rarely (if ever) as calm as this!)
Approaching Cape Town. Dead ahead you can see the Cape of Good Hope, which is not the southernmost tip of Africa!
Final. You didn't think I could leave without one last cockpit shot, did you?
I'd been watching this A340 on ServInfo for some time. He was flying in from Jo'burg, and due to land at exactly the same time as me. But he graciously set up his approach to slot in a couple of minutes behind. Which was nice of him.
So. Enstone to Cape Town in a Cirrus: 74 hours including diversions and detours. With stops in 24 countries: England, France, Spain, Morocco, Angeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, cameroon, São Tomé, Gabon, Congo, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa.
There's just time for the three Ss, and put a 'For Sale' sign on the Cirrus, before jumping aboard that airbus towards the next adventure....