Around the world in Cessna 182

January 25, 2004
Casablanca, Morocco (GMMC) to Agadir, Morocco (GMAD) via Marrakech

I must be listening to my own advice as I am flying again this morning. I was supposed to go skiing today (like the previous weekends), but that got canceled, and here I am flying to Agadir. The flight from Casablanca to Agadir was a relatively short one, even with the Marrakech detour. The main reason for that detour was so that I can fly over the Atlas mountains. I always wanted to see them.

After taking off from Casablanca airport, I climbed to 10,500 ft. as filed in my VFR plan, and set the heading to 200 towards the Marrakech. Once there, I made a turn to 228 right above the airport towards the Agadir. This route took me over the westernmost part of the Atlas mountains. I actually did not realize how high those mountains were. I flew over at 11,000 ft, and that was barely enough. I could also see the peaks to the left of me that were much higher than that. Amazing.

After crossing the mountains, I had to descend relatively fast, since the Agadir airport is at only 254 ft. The approach and landing on the runway 28 were without problems. Airport is equipped with the ILS and that really made things easy.

Pre flight check

Ready for a takeoff

Leaving Casablanca airport

Flying over Casablanca

Approaching Atlas mountains

Flying over Marrakech

Flying over Atlas mountains

Final approach to Agadir

Parked at Anadir airport
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