Around the World Adventure–Flight Day 6
Note: This is a fictional flying adventure using Microsoft Flight Simulator. Any similarities to real world events, people and places is strictly for the purpose of the story. While a trip like this might not be possible (or even a good idea) due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, I’m omitting this from this adventure. At this time in all our lives, we need a little break from reality from time to time.
Flight Day 6
To date our general flight routing has been with the goal of reaching South America. All previous countries we’ve landed in or over-flown have been countries I’ve previously visited in the flight sim. We’ve finally reached the portion of the trip where I’ve not (at least in the past 4-5 years) visited. So today’s flight is taking a bit of a shortcut from Tocumen direct to Ecuador (bypassing Columbia). Over the next few weeks the hope is to pickup all the remaining countries I need to visit to make South America 100%. This plan also includes a flight down to Antarctica. Once this has been achieved, we’ll turn and fly along the eastern coast as we make our way north towards the Caribbean. While I’ve visited most of the Caribbean islands before, we’ll do a little island hopping to pickup the ones I’m missing and using that path as a shortcut to get back to Florida and the east coast of the US.
Today’s flight is just under 500nm, but will be the first over open water as we’re taking a bit of a shortcut and flying direct from Panama City, Panama to Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
The Mooney Ovation has been performing flawlessly and is certainly up to the task.
The Pacific Ocean is looking pretty calm, but keeping our eye on the clouds ahead of us.
As expected, had to climb above the clouds to avoid a small storm.
Runway ahead. I think we’ll beat the rain.
On the ground in Ecuador. As we’ve been pushing ourselves a bit hard over the past few days, we’re going to spend 2-3 days here exploring the area before proceeding towards Peru.
Thanks for following along with my around the world adventure.
Until next time…