Around the world in Cessna 182

February 07, 2004
Cotonou, Benin (DBBB) to Yaounde, Cameroon (FKYS)

It is early Saturday morning and I am on my way to the next stop on my long journey, Yaounde. The capital of Cameroon, Yaounde, is located 124 miles inland, Northeast from the coast. I flew directly from Cotonou to Yaounde following the heading of 111.

On my way to Yaounde, I flew over the Niger River delta. After snaking through the African continent for more than 2500 miles, the Niger River meets the Atlantic ocean in the middle of the Nigerian coast creating spectacular delta. Even from 11,500 ft. I was able to capture only a small part of it on my screen shot. That is how large this geographical feature is. It is not until you look at the image of the Niger river delta from space (by NASA), that you get the feel for how amazing it really is.

Another tourist attraction on this leg of my trip, was the Mount Cameroon. It is one of the highest peaks on the African continent, standing at 13,451 ft, as well as one of the most active volcanoes in Africa. Last time it erupted was in May of 2000.

The approach and landing at Yaounde were more less uneventful. I proceed to refuel my plane and create a flight plan for the next part of the trip.

Pre flight check at Cotonou airport

Waiting in line...

Ready for a takeoff, runway 24

Flying over the Niger river delta

Mt Cameroon at sunset

Moon over Yaounde

Final approach to Yaounde

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