Around the world in Cessna 182

June 04, 2004
Rangoon, Myanmar (VYYY) to Bangkok, Thailand (VTBD)

Today's was a short flight. Once more, I was ready to fly very early in the morning and went on my way to Thailand. The time difference between Mountain Time and central Asian time really works well for me, so I have been making a lot of progress.

After taking off from Rangoon airport I climbed to 9,500 ft. which was my recommended altitude. First I flew over the Andaman Sea (really a part of the Indian Ocean), then over the Isthmus of Kra (well almost), crossed into the Thai territory, flew over the Doi Inthanon National Park and finally landed at the Bangkok International airport. The cross wind was quite strong there and I had trouble keeping the alignment during the final approach. I was still able to land safely, although I almost landed with one wheel on the grass which would have probably not been very good.

Now I can have a brief rest and try to continue my trip tomorrow first thing in the morning (SLC time).

Pre flight check at the Rangoon airport

Leaving Rangoon

Flying over the Andaman Sea

Doi Inthanon National Park can be seen in the distance

Final approach to the Bangkok international aiport (crappy line-up-for-landing job)

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