Around the world in Cessna 182

June 12, 2004
Hobart, Tasmania (YMHB) to Sydney, Australia (YSSY)

Another weekend, another flight in the dark. At 22:30 local time I took off from Hobart heading north towards the Sydney. I have flown over Tasmania yesterday, and have seen how it looks, so I did not feel bad for flying in the dark today.

One of the main reasons for this whole adventure was for me to get familiar with the geography of the world as much as possible, to learn the main features of all continents, to have a good feel of where the mountains are etc. I found out from my past experience that the best way to do that is to visit the place. You can read about the Grand Canyon, you can see the pictures of the Grand Canyon, watch the movies about it... but until you actually go there, you really do not have a feel for how grand it actually is. That was my experience at least. When I went to the Grand Canyon it was overwhelming. So, since it is unlikely that I will get to travel around the wold any time soon, this is the next best thing.

But, back to my flight. I was following the heading of 005 at 7,500 ft. directly to Sydney. The airport in Sydney seems to be south of the town, so I will tour the opera house on my way out. Also, I should probably wait an hour or so for the sunrise as well.

The day has only started, I will try to get as far as possible. Stay tuned.

Ready for a takeoff from runway 30

Leaving Hobart

Landing at Sydney airport

Parked at the gate (at the very fancy gate, that is)
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