|Fri 08/06||FOOL - Libreville, Gabon / UTC +01:00||DGAA - Accra, Ghana / UTC +00:00|
|Departure||Enroute||Arrival||Distance||Avg. Spd.||Max. Spd.||Max. Alt.||Fuel|
|Estimated||09:00 (08:00Z)||04:20||12:20 (12:20Z)||652||70|
|Actual||10:33 (09:33Z)||05:50||15:23 (15:23Z)||811||139||167||8,611|
The weather conditions on this leg begin to get a little more interesting as finally some suggestion of precipitation is suggested by the averages, still only one inch rainfall per month means most of the time the weather is dry.
|Temperature in Accra, Ghana||Low: 66°F, High: 86°F|
|July Precipitation||1 Inch|
|Winds Aloft at 7,000 to 10,000 Feet||From the west at 6 MPH|
Friday out to the airport for a nine o'clock departure direct to Accra. After engine startup clearance delivery denied us the direct overwater route because we were a single engine aircraft. It is hard to imagine since we had crossed part of the Atlantic, all of the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. By taking the overland route we were taken over countries we never would have seen, such as Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin and Togo. Incidentally, each little nation has its own Air Traffic Control Center making communications a task. Arriving a Accra we were met by Enoch Anane-Tabury, from Aero Gem Ltd, our handler, whisked through the terminal to our hotel The Golden Tulip. Very nice.
Skyplan suggested that the stop after Natal be Tobago rather than Trinidad because of accommodations. Fuel availability is also a concern. Things should firm up soon.