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Date From To
Mon 07/26 YBRM - Broome, WA, Australia / UTC +08:00 YPCC - Cocos Islands, Australia / UTC +06:30
Departure Enroute Arrival Distance Avg. Spd. Max. Spd. Max. Alt. Fuel
(NM) (KT) (KT) (FT) (USG)
Estimated 07:00 (-1 23:00Z) 10:04 15:34 (09:04Z) 1,513 161
Actual 09:11 (01:11Z) 10:59 18:40 (12:10Z) 1,513 138 174 6,679

Expected Weather: Broome, Australia to Cocos Keeling Islands

By Steve Pellettiere

The weather conditions in route from Broome, Australia to the Cocos Keeling Islands should again be under ideal weather conditions. The vast expanse of the 1500 miles will be over the Indian Ocean. In this region of mid to late July, The weather is usually storm free, with the average weather conditions at destination to be fair and warm.

Although cyclone season begins in October, there have been cyclones recorded every month of the year, and most if not all miss the island. The average precipitation for this island is over 6 inches for a month, so some afternoon shower or thunderstorm weather is suggested.

Averages

Temperature in Cocos Keeling Island Low: 75F, High: 83F
July Precipitation 6.3 Inches
Winds Aloft at 7,000 to 10,000 Feet From the east at 17 MPH

reports

From: Walvis Bay, Namibia
Date: Friday August 06, 2004 at 12:48 EDT
By: Ed Galkin and Dick Sollner
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Monday to the airport for weather briefing, flight plan filing and off to Cocos. Initially strong tail winds then nil and finally some help. We had three 200 liter drums of Avgas to replenish the fuel we had burned. The price we had paid to have the fuel positioned for our use was $10.19 per gallon. We used every drop to top off our tanks this Tuesday morning. After fueling we settled the bill for landing and parking with airport manager Ken Flecknell. He apologized for the high price, 715 AUD. This translates to about $516 (USD). Ken was kind enough to give us a tour of the island. It is beautiful, a tropical paradise. We downloaded GPS data bases, Pacific to Atlantic. This will be used until we cross the South Atlantic to the Americas.

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If you need to know...
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Refueling from drums
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With and estimated population of 629, you won't run into a crowd on the beach
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Airport manager Ken Flecknell, with Dick
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Ken, here with Ed, graciously gave us a tour of the island
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Decorative clam farm. These clams, at about a foot in size, must have some clamping power!
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Too bad you can't hear the breeze in the palms
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Indian Ocean heaven
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Far from everywhere
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