Around the world in Cessna 182

January 31, 2004
Dakar, Senegal (GOOY) to Bamako, Mali (GABS)

Keeping my weekend tradition alive, I am doing two flights per day. I am now moving east crossing time zones. That means that soon, I will be able to fly in the evenings (Salt Lake City time) and still have plenty of daylight. Awesome. That will make my travel much, much easier indeed.

This part of the trip was not very scenic, but I did cross from the desert into the more humid climate. Had I not run out of daylight, I should have been able to see some vegetation below me. Bamako, the capital of Mali, is located on the right bank of the Niger river at the Southwestern corner of the country.

The flight was not very eventful, most of it was done using the autopilot without any of my intervention. I was flying the plane only during the takeoff, approach and landing. Before parking the plane, I stopped by a gas station and topped the tanks off. That will be all for today.

Pre flight check at Dakar airport

Ready for a takeoff at runway 36

Leaving Dakar

Final approach to Bamako

Refueling on the arrival
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Last updated January 31, 2004