Around the world in Cessna 182

June 26, 2004
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia (UHPP) to Magadan, Russia (UHMM)

At exactly 00:01 local time I was ready to start another leg of my trip around the world. Wasting no time, I created the flight plan and then took off for Magadan. I climbed quickly to 8,500 ft. and set the autopilot to keep the heading of 336.

My route took me over the part of Kamchatka peninsula and the Sea of Okhotsk. Most of my flight was in the dark so I was not able to do much sightseeing. I was treated to an impressive display of Aurora Borealis, however.

Nights are not very long this far north in the late June and the sun came out before 4 am. As I was getting closer to Magadan the weather started getting a bit worse, low clouds, light rain, some wind... I got clearance to land at the runway 28, so I lined up and started my descent. Soon afterward my plane was parked at the Magadan airport and I went to create the flight plan for the next leg.

Pre flight check at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy airport

Ready for a takeoff

Leaving Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

Northern lights over Siberia

Rain during the approach to Magadan


Done for the day
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Last updated June 26, 2004