Flight 76) Beijing – Seoul

It was 12:30 by the time I had finished setting up the flight simulator software, loaded my plane and requested a fuel truck so I could fill my tanks again. It’s a good job virtual fuel is free! I’d dread to think how much it would cost in fuel to travel around the world with this many stops. Looking to my right I could only be thankful that I was not having to pay to fill the tanks of a Boeing 747.

With another clear sky without a cloud in sight, I was looking forward to this afternoon flight and was soon taking off from runway 36 by 12:50. I took another small detour to fly over Beijing and to get a last look at the Forbidden city before turning to a heading of 120 degrees to take me on a direct path to South Korea as I wanted to make this flight as short as possible. 2016-6-26_12-57-46-204By 13:45 I found myself flying over the coastline of China and the green shade of sea water below which continued far off to the horizon. I paused only the once to take a lap around a very small but pretty island. I meant to check what this island was called but was too busy to do so during the flight. 2016-6-26_16-0-2-185Once I had reached land once again I released that this would have been North Korea. With all the negative information provided by the news about North Korea I was pretty relieved to be in a simulator. Even so I decided to fly as low as possible, buzzing the tops of trees, hills, mountains and even the water of a lake. Eventually the rough terrain gave way to a very wide river which I followed for long enough that I was only 13 miles away from my destination airport of Seoul.

Seoul was a huge city. Much bigger than I had expected. Wanting to land quickly I saw what I could of the city from the air but did not fly any laps. By the time I landed it was 17:17 although this included the extra hour I had lost by crossing the time zone.

Another day I took a gentle flight over the city and found Incheon Airport just off the coast. This was a much larger airport which the simulator had re-produced in detail. I figured it would be nice to land here and refuel before the next leg of the world tour.

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25 Best Things To Do in Seoul, South Korea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-zrjBpKGiI
Overnight in Seoul, 36 hours in the city  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKGDNzb4pc
Travel Vlog: Seoul, South Korea | HAUSOFCOLOR  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zd8UjpJmK4
Seoul Vacation Travel Video Guide – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzD5Lk5buVY

Whilst digitally exploring Seoul I learnt that Gangnam was a district within the city, now made known world wide through the PSY song Gangnam Style – Couldn’t leave out the music video now could I?


Flight 75) Shanghai – Beijing

It had been a long time since my previous flight and I had enjoyed the time spent learning about Shanghai. I really hadn’t known what a huge city this place had become, although now it was time to leave the futuristic lights and skyline of Shanghai for Beijing. I included Beijing on the tour mainly so that I could see the Great Wall of China.

I started by checking the weight and fuel load of my small Beech Baron 58 and made sure I plotted a suitable route north. This didn’t take long and before long I was requesting taxi to runway clearence by 10:00. The rain and fog wasn’t very inviting but made for a rather reflective concrete surface around Shanghai Airport. Unfortunately my take off clearence was denied as the airport was operating IFR only due to the thick fog still in the air, so I created an alternative IFR route and was soon give the clearence I was looking for.

I had to “hold my position” many times during the taxi route to the runway as this really was a very busy airport with other aircraft landing and taking off regularly and many other planes maneuvering to and from their own gates. All of this movement made the radio buzz constantly.

Having almost lapped the main terminal building entirely I finally took to the skies at 10:25 and soon cleared the low clouds. I didn’t want to fly too high as I wanted to get a look at the infamous Shanghai skyline. As the flight sim FSX is a fair few years old now, it is clear to see the rapid expansion of this city as many of the key buildings now standing were not featured in the original software. Still the city looked wonderful with the cresent moon keeping watch.2016-5-29_10-36-15-758.jpg

Flying North-West from the city I passed over the Hung-Tse Lake and then straightend to due North for the majority of the flight. My next waypoint was 1 hour, 45 minutes away.
I flew lower and the speed of the land below gave the illusion I was travelling faster than at higher altitudes.

An hour later and I was approaching the coastline and could see hills and mountains in the distance both infront and from my left hand window. I flew lower once again to have some fun with the hilly terrain below but soon found myself surrounded by mountain fog. Passing over a few unknown cities and lakes with anouther hour and a half still to go until reaching Beijing, the weather finally cleared up.

I suffered with radio confusion between Beijing Center directing me to contact Tianjin Tower and visa versa. This bounced to and from for far too long until I was able call my landing intentions and touch down at 14:38 slightly off center. The few previous runaways I have landed on have belonged to very large international airports. I will look forward to visiting smaller landing strips in the future. I find these can be a little more challenging.
The Beech Baron was parked up by 14:45 and I was looking forward to seeing the sights of Beijing.

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Whilst here I really wanted to see the Great Wall of China which can be seen to the North of Beijing. Whilst I took a short flight around the area, I was unable to see the wall at all. Many maps show there to be many sections of the Great Wall. Maybe this just simply isn’t included in the standard FSX simulator software. This was rather disappointing. Nevermind.

Beijing Travel Guide – Beijing official city guide HD – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHCab5_BArI
Visit Beijing – 5 Things You WIll Love & Hate about Beijing, China – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZVSii6rB5g
This Is My City – Beijing  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx35kanMWh0
BEIJING Modern City – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH3PvfI7ELQ
Discover Beijing III: A Modern City in Motion (Full Episode) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrcMFLQ5IQ

[Documentary] The Forbidden City of Ming &Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1912 AD – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QvsCr_xK3c
Beijing Travel Guide – Forbidden City Documentary (Palace Museum) Part 1 “Secrets” HD – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHypO2ISPas

National Geographic – The Great Wall of China – Documentary  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjlydnRqcmw

Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii-n_QSS0og

Flight 74) Hong Kong – Shanghai

Since landing at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport I have been emmersing myself in images and videos from this amazing city. Hong Kong has firmly landed a spot on my bucket list and I will be looking to organise a holiday here in the next couple of years. Whilst researching into this city, I also took an interesting look at the newer Hong Kong International Airport which was built right out of the ocean. By reclaiming land and merging two islands into one, the epic Hong Kong International has become one of the worlds largest airports. I was keen to check it out with my Beech Baron before I left Hong Kong.
I fired up the engines just before 14:00 and followed the strip of tarmac out into Kowloon Bay. The light rain I had taxied through had now stopped and was replaced by fog as I rose into the sky. Within minutes of being airboure I contacted Hong Kong International to request my landing. I was told to make right traffic and to land on Runway 7 Right. This would put my on the south runway so I decided to follow the main motorway whihc runs south of the airport. I used Google Streetview to see this journey during the week and knew that I would have flown over Hong Kong’s Disney land following this route.

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The Bridges easily marked out my route and it was a simple matter of following the road for couple of minutes until the airport was in sight. This would have been much more simple without the thick fog still hanging in the air.
Once I made my turn to line up with the runway, there were not mountains or buildings to contend with as I was coming in over the water.
The airport was extremely busy with all types of aircraft arriving and departing. I understood how busy the airport once when I finally reached my parking gate and requested the fuel truck, just to find that that I was 7th in a queue.
It wasn’t until 16:00 when the rain finally eased up and I decided to take my leave from Hong Kong in favor for the lights and heights of Shanghai. Although the rain had stopped the fog had rolled in again and was kept low by blankets of cloud. Once getting my radios sorted and requested taxi clearence, I pushed back from Gate “W48” at 16:12 to begin one of the longest taxi routes of the tour.
I waited patiently for a Piper to take off before me whilst listening to the very busy radios of both ground operations and the control tower. Eventually I was taking to the skies once more at 16:30 and climbed to my designated 6,000 ft height as detailed in my IFR.
I passed through many large fluffy clouds and sat at 10,000 ft for quite a while. By 17:08 I noticed the sun was setting behind me and decided to cancel my IFR in order to have a little more freedom to fly lower over the lakes and hills glowing in the sun light below. Out of my right hand window I could see another coast line slipping further and further away as I flew gradually inland.
The sun dropped quickly and soon the street lights were coming on below. The only other light being the reflected sun rippling off of the river below looking very pretty as the sun set all together. 45 minutes away from my next way point I changed heading to get back on course and enjoyed the uneventful flight in the dimming light. The following waypoint from this was the best part of an estimated 3 hours away. I admit that I used the auto pilot to hold my small plane on course at a comfortable 10,000 ft once more.
By 19:00 it was completely dark with only the lights from populated areas providing any reference to where the ground was beneath the thick cloud and bubbling thunderstorms below. The sky was sparsly lit by the occasional lights of another aircraft coming and going.
As I got closer to Shanghai I dropped altitude and rode out some very rough turbulence at 5,000 ft. I had hit the thunderstorm I had previously been listening to and saw purple flashing of lighting in all directions. I was keen to reach this new exciting city and get my wheels on firm ground again.
The landing came quicker than I had expected and was guided in by the very bright lights of the runway. In the dark I was unable to make out much of the city itself and new that I would have to leave Shanghai in the daylight to get a good view of any landmarks.

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Shanghai China – Never Sleeping City – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auKglj7y3bg
I’M IN SHANGHAI?! | Solo Asia Travel Vlog 2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-q8tBo8LvA
Visit Shanghai – 5 Things You Will Love & Hate About Shanghai, China – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0HLoEKWqkc
A Mind-Bending Walk Through Shanghai – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mJDi9Io4PA
Climbing Shanghai Tower (650 Meters) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLDYtH1RH-U

Flight 73) Hanoi – Hong Kong

I had been looking forward to my next destination of Hong Kong for a long time. When I was a child, my uncle visited Hong Kong and brought me back a hand made, paper kite in an ornate bird of prey design. This gift instantly cemented Hong Kong in my mind as a far away exotic land, very different from that of home in the UK.
Earlier on my around the world tour I stopped off at Dubai. This dynamic and exciting city was made so much more impressive when flying over the incredible detail included within FlyTampa’s “Dubai rebooted” add on scenery for the FSX Simulator. I was lucky enough to be provided with a copy of FlyTampa’s Hong Kong add on scenery by the fantastic FlyTampa support team. Massive thanks to the team at Fly Tampa!

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FlyTampa Hong Kong – Kai Tak
The add on scenery covers the city as well as the infamous older airport Kai Tak. Whilst this airport was actually closed in 1998, I wanted to tackle the challenging approach of flying extremely low over many buildings before making a right hand turn to touch down on the runway myself.
Before I left Hanoi International, I made sure to plan the flight first. Covering 522 miles I could expect to have a flight time of roughly 2 hours, 40 minutes and that was without any detours for sight seeing. I had expected to start my journey at 09:30 and would be able to make it to Hong Kong in time for lunch. Unfortunately this departure time was not to be met as the niggling issue I had previously noticed with my rudder controls were back with a vengeance. I could not taxi in a straight line at all which made it impossible to reach the runway. It would have been silly to try to fly this leg of the tour on full left rudder the entire way.
I suppose the technical troubles I had would have been the equivalent of finding some physical maintenance required on my aircraft. Luckily, I had saved my previous joystick and new that it was hiding in a dark box somewhere in my garage. By the time I had dug it out, given it a clean and configured it with my PC and FSX a good few hours had passed.
I glanced at the clock and at 11:10 I took off from Hanoi to complete a short circle of the airport in order to test the new control system. Everything appeared to be working perfectly once again and with one more successful landing I parked up and requested a visit by the fuel truck to fill my tanks.
At 14:00 I finally radioed in my IFR request and began to taxi behind another larger twin propeller plane. I passed other aircraft looking for their gates and could see how active this airport was. When I had first opened the flight simulator, the weather was rather misty and cloudy although now, in the afternoon, this had mostly burnt off as I headed rather steeply into the skies.
It didn’t take long before I had climbed to 5,000 feet and was just about touching the base of a thick layer of cloud hanging above me. I requested a flight level of 10,000 which was granted and I trimmed the aircraft and adjusted the fuel mixture so that I could fly steady at this new altitude. For much of the flight, I was simply fighting the wind forever trying to blow me off course whist enjoying the view above the clouds. Some clouds were lighter but the large majority of the sky was grey and heavy which were impressive to look at even if I could not see the ground below at all.
It wasn’t until 16:00 when I dropped below the clouds and finally saw the terrain once more. A river caught my eye snaking its way across the landscape, so I decided to follow this a little lower. Seeing boats on the river below I could hear rain hitting my windscreen and thought about whoever would be on those boats in real life, currently getting rained upon.
I declared my approach at 16:43 whilst still surround by clouds and had pretty poor visibility. I spotted a small airport out of my right hand window with a bright turquoise bay framing the tarmac but this runway was dwarfed in comparison when I passed by the newer Hong Kong International Airport. That place was huge! I would certainly return in order to say I had landed at HKIA but for now I was to take on the infamous Kai Tak approach and landing.
As the sun began to set I glided over parts of the city in my small twin propeller Beech Baron. I was able to take the approach very slowly but could gain a real sense of appreciation for those huge passenger jets having to skim the tops of buildings whilst pointing directly for a hill before turning sharp right to actually line up with the runway. Even in my plane I was nervous at how low I needed to be over the buildings.
I must say that FlyTampa had certainly done a fantastic job at modelling the scenery and including the recognizable details. A large checkerboard on a hill is all that guided me in to my approach but I knew to expect this. Being an aviation fan, the Kai Tak checkerboard has a reputation of its own. This had to be one of the most exciting landings of my tour! Whilst Lukla landing strip near Mount Everest certainly had the fear factor, this notorious landing had certainly been built up in my own mind. It is a shame that this amazing airport is no longer active and that I will never get to experience the same landing for real.
I touched down with my wheels either side of the white center line and spent a long while taxiing to my parking spot, surrounded by many huge jets in appropriate liveries. Watching the sun set I was really looking forward to flying over Hong Kong in better weather as well as embracing the food by ordering our own local Chinese take away.
Kai Tak Airport

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Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport (1925 – 1998) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PCOcyt7BPI
The Last Hurrah for Plane Spotters at Kai Tak Hong Kong Airport Airplanes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBYVc8083PM
Planes Over Hong Kong (1998) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyU9OLqQ8XA
Whilst researching Hong Kong I have found a new fondness for this place. I can safely say that Hong Kong is well and truly on my bucket list.

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Hong Kong , Best of Hong Kong HD – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htuj-fmfKcU
Hong Kong – City Video Guide – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaTcRZK0PRM
Jackie Chan’s Hong Kong – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eIF7-opXYo
Megacities – Hong Kong Full Documentary – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcbyQ_1GhYk
Hong Kong (China) Vacation Travel Video Guide – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1vQnNnsT48
Top 10 Things to do in Hong Kong – HD – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPNxBSAw0Yw
Hong Kong Central District Skyline at Night *HD* – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJG3yc0WDk

Sight Seeing To Ha Long Bay

Whilst visiting the lovely city of Hanoi, I was eager to check out the nearby shoreline and the iconic “Ha long Bay” which I had seen many times in images and film but never really knew exactly where this place was.
Halong Bay consists of around 2,000 variously sized islands rising out of the sea, carved by 500 million years of erosion, although I much prefer the ancient legend which tells of a family of dragons sent to protect and defend the Vietnamese people against Chinese invaders. Whilst fighting the dragons spat out jewels which then turned into islands, forming a great barrier against the invaders. Once the fighting had been won, the dragons chose to settle here and the remaining islands were created by the violently whipping tails of the dragon children.

I was astounded to learn that many families live their entire lives on small boats and rafts within these islands never settling on dry land. Floating fishing villages can include markets and schools and everything needed to provide for a small community.

I wanted a smaller light aircraft which would be better suited to sight seeing than that of my regular Beech Baron 58. After a bit of research I opted for the Cessna Skylane C180 by A2A Simulations. This is a fantastic recreation it’s real life counter part and the attention to detail is hugely impressive; Even down the the engine maintantence and pre-flight walk around. I can certainly recommend A2A aircraft to any flight sim enthusiasts looking to get a whole new level of realism from their experience.

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ACCU-SIM C182 SKYLANE FIRST IMPRESSIONS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUF4GIzujy8
A2A Accu-Sim Skylane 18 Minute First Look – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw4gWmXwD-I
A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Full review – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gD3wzJZGPo

After a very brief test with the new Cessna Skylane, I was soon taxiing behind a CRJ700 and took off to start my morning sight seeing tour of Halong Bay.
It was a slow cruise of 120 knots at 5,500 feet and it was rather relaxing watching the river snake its way towards the sea. I could see the turquoise colours of the ocean in the distance but the river, breaking off into many streams and esturies was much murkier inland.
Reaching Halong bay I was hugely disappointed by the lack of details captured by the FSX default scenery. This just confirmed to me even more that Halong bay is such an amazing place that I really would have to see if first hand to truely appreciate it.
I spent a while in the air to enjoy the new Cessna Skylane and was soon dropping through the clouds to make my landing back at Hanoi International Airport. I was relieved to find out after 3 hours of flight time, the aircraft was still in a great condition as according to the hanger’s aircraft notes.

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Hanoi – Halong Bay — Voyage to the land of junks and sampans (Documentary, Discovery, History) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx3-JfGgAQE
VIETNAM Travel Diary (Hanoi & Halong Bay!) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTwOk8Snt9c
Hello Vietnam: Vinh Long, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An | HAUSOFCOLOR – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MutE9-JcWj0
Travelling Halong bay weather 2015 | Vietnam travel guide 2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX-8QKcFmAE
Travel Halong Bay Vietnam – Impressions [HD] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l3fNoEfCgY
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – Journey with Jamie Logan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGy5zRjC-N0

Flight 72) Nansang – Hanoi

After finding that there was little information to be found online about Nansang, I was looking forward to reaching Hanoi. Knowing full well that there would be a large amount of history to discover I was eager to get moving.
The night before the flight I took a look at the weather forecast and estimated how long the journey would take. At 590 miles and expecting a 3 hour flight time, this would be another lengthy flight. At 9:30 am I sat in the Beech Baron 58 for a short while listening to the distant thunder and gentle 4 mph wind, whilst setting up the maps I would be following as well as filling the fuel tanks once again.
I didn’t waste much time and was quickly in the air once again and requested “flight following” at 09:51.As far as I could see, the hills were covered in dense forest looking like a creased blanket due to the rolling hills. Thick cloud was forming at around 5,000 ft so I stayed low and chose to skim over the terrain.
It was good to see pockets of life in the occasional villages and towns nestled within the trees. Eventually the rolling hills grew in size are were soon better described as mountains. Upon reaching Mae Hangson airfield I turned to a heading of 130 and continued towards Hanoi. The mountains had pushed my plane higher until my view was obstructed by thick clouds. The lack of visibility made me decide to climb a little further until I could see above the cloud.
My second way point was over another airport, this time “Chang Mai,” and the radios were soon buzzing with activity. I was even able to watch a Learjet land as I flew past. I turned left to a new heading of 100 and hopped over some more hills after passing low over the rather large Chang Mai city. At this point I was advised to tune to Bangkok radio which was even busier than before.
I took a bit of a detour from the safe pink line of my GPS plotted route to check out a lake I saw in the distance. Having fun flying low over the lake I was surprised to see another big town on the far end. This looked like a very beautiful part of the world to live.
Whilst I am keen to see Bangkok, Thailand will be a destination I shall be stopping at later in my tour but for now I shall continue to work my way up to Japan before I double back on myself slightly before heading south and towards Australia!
The familiar lush green forests continued to pass below me and the sudden appearance of a cliff face intrigued me enough to stray from the GPS path once again. A river below looked very muddy and once I discovered this was Da River. I was more than happy to follow this winding stream of water all the way to Hanoi.
As the forest had become familiar, so too had the weather. This time fog within the mountains made for a creepy atmosphere although I knew that the river water would be the lowest point around, I could stay low, and continue to follow this river in relative safety.
As the clock showed 13:20 the fog had thinned out and I could once again see the rocky hills surrounding me. I was almost relieved to be contacting Naibai approach with only 23 miles left to fly.
Hanoi city was much larger than I had expected. So much so that I looped around the airport and across much of the city before confirming my landing intentions.
I took my landing very steady indeed as the fog was still lingering below 2,500 feet. The visibility upon landing was pretty poor and I felt bad when I heard 2 other aircraft were told to “fly around.” This meant that I had prevented them from landing and that they had to take another go at it. By 13:48 I had landed and was taxiing to my parking spot.
Time to learn about all that Hanoi has to offer!

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HA NOI, Vietnam Travel Guide, Ha Noi’s Old Quarter { Fascinating Destination} 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr-ksAUy2c0

HA NOI, Vietnam Travel Guide, Ha Noi’s Old Quarter { Fascinating Destination} 2 –
The Old Quarter in HaNoi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTm_J4wcjAU
Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour (Including Food Market) (With Facts/Figures) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfDyPM6Vxt8
36 Hours in Hanoi, Vietnam | The New York Times – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7ENbAp92QY
HANOI – VIETNAM / A TRAVEL GUIDE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmlgDhua1rM
International Street Foods Hanoi Vietnam Full Documentary – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuJJ7LL-Mgs
Traveling Vietnam: Hanoi to Halong Bay – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDDRT8WGGjM
TOP THINGS TO DO IN HANOI, Vietnam in 1 day – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paaV3RQP_Q4


Flight 71) Mandalay – Nansang

The distance between Mandalay and Nansang is a lot shorter than the majority of my flights recently and as such this was due to be a short flight so I figured I could squeeze it in one morning before I started my day job.
The weather was cloudy but the temperature gauge indicated a warm 22 degrees. I’d love to feel a 22 degree day at the moment because Edinburgh, UK has been struggling to get above 5 degrees recently.
As I taxied from my parking space I saw a couple of dramatic lightening flashes which made me a little nervous about flying into such weather. By 9:40 I had received my take off clearence and was leaving the safety of the Mandalay tarmac.
Reaching 2,400 feet I was above the worst of the fog and entered some very heavy turbulence. I suppose this was to be expected having just watched the approaching storm.
Between the clouds I could see pockets of blue sky above. The turbulence and heavy winds were blowing me off course quite a bit and I noticed my eye darting to the fuel levels pretty often as I was sitting at 1/4 of a tank. This would be more than enough to get me to Namsang.
As the clouds eventually dissapated I saw the hills below and dropped altitude enough to see them up close. The rolling thunder in the distance seemed to echo through the valley. My landing instructions were given to me over the radio as I was still over the hills and it wasn’t until I had cleared them completely that the heavy turbulence subsided. It was much easier to control the small aircraft in the cleaner air.
Once again I found myself back in the fog and clouds and had to rely on some instrument flying. I found it pretty fun balancing the gauges whilst following the varous instructions coming through the radio. Finally lining up with runway 17, I admit that it took a little longer that I would have liked to spot the runway and saw that there were no buildings to help mark it’s location. I’m sure this is likely to be the simulator restrictions as I would dread to think that the real location is without ANY buildings at all.
The runway was lovely and long and without any pressure to get my wheels down quickly, I did bounce my landing slightly. I clearly need some more practice to get back into this virtual flying game. Parking up on the grass at the end of the runway I could still hear thunder rumbling in the distance but I was glad to be back on terra firma.
I couldn’t find too much information about the township of Nansang (or Namsang). At only 20,000 inhabitants I suppose this was one of the smaller destinations on my tour.
Undiscovered Myanmar: Seven Cities and Three Weeks in Burma – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLYOGITcn34
One Week in Myanmar – Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-isgplZXqxU