Around the world in Cessna 182

February 01, 2004
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (DFFD) to Cotonou, Benin (DBBB) via Lome

I did not waste any time, so my stay in Ouagadougou was very short. I was there only long enough to pig out at Sonic, create the flight plan and refuel the plane.

I am not sure why, but I love dams. I am very impressed by the engineering marvel they represent. Hence I've decided not to fly straight from Ouagadougou to Cotonou, but to make a detour over Lome instead. That way, I went over the Volta Lake and the Akosombo dam in Ghana. I got worried when the weather over Ghana started to get bad as I flew through some thunderstorms, but by the time I was over the lake, the weather cleared up. Another good thing was that I started my flight very early this morning (before 6 am) so I was able to actually see the Volta Lake. I got there just in time, only minutes before the sunset and made several nice pictures. It was very disappointing though that the Akosombo dam is not in the FS2004. I was looking forward to checking it out. I just might have to travel there the old fashion way (in the real world) in order to see it.

From the place where the dam should be I continued towards the Lome, and then to Cotonou. Only minutes after flying over the Volta Lake the sun was below the horizon, so I do not have any pictures of Togo. I have only the standard approach and parking ones from my destination airport in Benin.

Pre flight check after a huge lunch at Sonic...

Now, I am ready to go, I hope the plane is not to heavy

Bye, bye Ouagadougou

Over the Volta Lake

Not quite a dam...

Final approach to Cotonou

Parked at the Cotonou airport
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