Around the world in Cessna 182

June 12, 2004
Sydney, Australia (YSSY) to Brisbane, Australia (YBBN) 453 mi

It turned out I had to wait over 2 hours for the daylight. At around 6:45 local time, I was on my way taxing towards the runway 34 L for the takeoff. I was really impressed by the level of detail of the Sydney airport. All that is the actual default scenery in FS2004. I could not resist taking whole bunch of pictures. After the takeoff, I did a low altitude flyover of the Sydney harbour (I spelled it with u, I know) to take yet another picture. After I was done with taking pictures, I climbed to 9,500 ft., set the course to 005, direct route to Brisbane.

On my way to Brisbane, I flew over the Great Dividing Range, a mountain chain in the South west part of Australia. The mountains are not all that high, but they still looked interesting.

I got cleared for landing on runway 19, so I made the final approach over the Pacific Ocean. After landing, I left the plane at the gate, and went to prepare for the next flight. I will go for the triple today.

Pre flight check at Sydney airport

Taxying for a takeoff


Touring the Sydney harbour

Flying over the Great Dividing Range

Final approach to Brisbane airport

At the gate
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Last updated June 12, 2004