Southern Cross Aviation Flight SXA440
Kunming, China to Riyadh Saudi Arabia
ZPPP - VYMD - VECC - VANP - VAAH - OPKC - OOMS - OBBI- OERK
Around the World in 180 Hours
The "Before" photo, Harbin Y-12 on the ramp, Kunming, China
Three GPS receivers, Airspeed in km/hr, Altitude in Meters, Vertical Speed in m/s, Fuel in kg
Fuel Cut-Off Switches adjacent to Fuel Boost Pump Switches
Rudder and Aileron Electric Trim Switches, Fuel and Flap Controls
Cutting English labels to cover Chinese symbols on switches and circuit breakers
Overhead Switch Panel with new labels
Captain Dickens inspecting cargo tie-down security
Over Mandalay, Myanmar - count the temples...
Paying for fuel, Mandalay
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Russian MIG-25 taxiing for local flight, Kolkata
Early morning traffic, Nagpur, India
View from Hotel Pal Palace, Nagpur
Over-wing refueling, Nagpur, India
View from the Control Tower, Ahmedabad, India
Filing Flight Plan in the Tower, Ahmedabad
Departing Karachi, Pakistan - only 35 minutes on the ground !!
Just Fueling Around, Muscat, Oman
Leaving United Arab Emirates, passing over Persian Gulf
On the ground, Bahrain - Airport ID "OBBI"
The "After" picture - on the ramp, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dubai International Airport Terminal
Inside the International Terminal, Dubai
Leaving from LAX at midnight, November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day, we flew with China Airlines to Taipei, Taiwan and on to Hong Kong, where DragonAir took us to Kunming, China.
The venerable Harbin Y-12 took us from Kunming to Mandalay, Myanmar, Kolkata (Calcutta), Ahmedabad and Nagpur, in India, Karachi, Pakistan, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain and, finally, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Continuing west, Emirates Air flew us, via Dubai, to New York's JFK. American Airlines flew us from there to LAX, arriving on Friday afternoon, November 30th, completing an around-the-world loop in 180 hours.
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