Leg 12: Dec 8th

Departing Rome for Jerez, Spain (change from Madrid) this morning. 6.5 hrs en-route. Urbre Aero here at Rome‘s Urbre Airport is one top notch shop. Oil change, a quick inspection and a complete replacement of the HF system all completed on time, on budget and with a very high degree of personal attention. Many thanks to ASC Manager Carlo Piacentini, Service manager Maria Giovanna Pezzotti, avionics technician Andrea Berti and his father Alberto for a job well done!

Also, many thanks to retired AlItalia Airline Captain and future Earthrounder Urano Simboli. Urano was my personal handler for official Italian affairs and cuisine. He also reduced my trip budget by not allowing me to pay for meals or wine!

Leg 11 set for tomorrow – Hurghada, Egypt (HEGN) to Rome’s Urbe Airport (LIRU)

Leg 11 set for tomorrow: Hurghada, Egypt (HEGN) to Rome’s Urbe Airport (LIRU). Looking forward to landing at Urbe as it sits right in the inner ring of Rome. The airport is a VFR only airport so the flight requires a composite IFR to VFR flight plan which I don’t remember ever filing before. 3,500’ runway, customs available with prior notice which the Cirrus Service Center at Urbe; Diamond Aero SRL has set up. Diamond will do an oil change and hopefully get the HF radio working.

The perpetual tail winds that I have had leave me tomorrow so it will take 10 hrs + 5 mins to cover the 1,454 kt miles.

Fueling in Egypt (OMG)

Fueling in Egypt. OMG, make sure you drain the sumps here! Listen to the guy say no pictures at the end of the video….$15.00 a gallon for this

Fueling in Egypt. OMG, make sure you drain the sumps here! Listen to the guy say no pictures at the end of the video….$15.00 a gallon for this.

Posted by John Bone on Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Nagpur, India refueling.

Nagpur, India refueling.

Posted by John Bone on Friday, December 1, 2017

Abu Dhabi – Start Saving Now

If you have Abu Dhabi on your bucket list start saving now. Fuel cost here $15.96 per gallon and eye watering fees. OMAL would be a better fuel stop but its in the middle of know where and I wanted an Abu Dhabi experience.   FBO Pilot lounge and receipt.

Fueling at Nagpur, India

A slightly different type of operation…..
Fuel cost here was $420.00 USD per 200 liter drum. $8.40 per gallon. Airport fees, handling, VISA (required prior to arrival) totaled $1,047.00 so $1,879.00 for the stop including fees.