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Date From To
Thu 08/05 FYWB - Walvis Bay, Namibia / UTC +01:00 FOOL - Libreville, Gabon / UTC +01:00
Departure Enroute Arrival Distance Avg. Spd. Max. Spd. Max. Alt. Fuel
(NM) (KT) (KT) (FT) (USG)
Estimated 07:00 (06:00Z) 09:33 16:33 (15:33Z) 1,433 153
Actual 09:25 (08:25Z) 10:33 19:58 (18:58Z) 1,515 144 178 12,288

Expected Weather: Namibia to Libreville, Gabon

By Steve Pellettiere

Again this is a very dry area with little if any rain or weather expected over the entire route.

Averages

Temperature in Libreville Low: 62F, High: 82F
July Precipitation 0.1 Inch
Winds Aloft at 7,000 to 10,000 Feet From the east at 7 MPH

reports

From: Port of Spain, Trinidad ?
Date: Wednesday August 11, 2004 at 13:47 EDT
By: Ed or Dick
Continued from previous leg page.

A 7:30 AM pickup by Astrid and Rotary member "Onkle Prix" and off to the airport. Fueling and Immigration was slow and finally off to Libreville.

We had to climb to 11,000 feet to fly over the rising desert terrain, a vast area of unpopulated and unproductive land. Things got a little better over Angola and quite nice over Gabon.

It was dark when we arrived and because of prohibited areas we felt more secure to follow the arrival procedures, which required an 11 DME arc approach to the localizer. It was a complex arrival and required a few minutes to figure out. Once done Ed flew the ILS masterfully.

Our selection of the Novotel Libreville proved to be a bummer. Shoddy, unclean and poor food. Fortunately it was a one nighter.

Continued on next leg page.
Photo Courtesy of Ed or Dick
Shortly after takeoff from Walvis Bay, we approach Swakopmund
Photo Courtesy of Ed or Dick
Swakopmund
Photo Courtesy of Ed or Dick
Without our autopilot fully functional, we wandered off our assigned altitude, and ran into the big boys over the coast of Angola
Photo Courtesy of Ed or Dick
Our Skyplan contact in Libreville
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