Around the world in Cessna 182

June 13, 2004
Cairns, Australia (YBCS) to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (AYPY)

I started a bit later today, so I doubt I will be able to fly three legs as I did yesterday. It will probably be only two. But as they say, two out of three ain't bad.

At around 4 am local time, I took off from Cairns and set the course to Port Moresby at Papua New Guinea. Finally, after being in Australia for long time, I am going to a new country. Papua New Guinea is one of the places I hope to visit one day. From all I read about it, it seems like a very interesting place.

My flight took me over the South Pacific, and the great barer reef, but I really could not see much as it was dark. I am not sure that the reef is visible in the FS2004. I guess I will not find out today either. I chose to fly at 8,500 ft. where I found good winds. My heading was almost due North (004).

The approach and landing at Port Moresby went without any problems, so I went to refuel and prepare for the next leg. Sorry Papua New Guinea, I can only stay for a short while.

Pre flight check at the Cairns airport

Takeoff from runway 15

Leaving Cairns

Dawn over the Pacific

Approaching Papua New Guinea

Final to Port Moresby airport

Refueling for the next flight
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