Africa Visual Vol.1

  • Algiers Heights
  • Algeria  Algeria
  • location_cityAlgiers
  • flight_takeoffHouari Boumediene DAAG to Houari Boumediene DAAG
  • directions31 nm
  • Take a joyflight around the coastal heights of Algiers.
  • WP 1 - NW harbour in the Bay of Algiers
    WP 2 - 3rd lake in Deli Ibrahim Park
    WP 3 - Playing field at Bousmaha. | The 3 tall buildings 1/2 nm to the left are visible from several miles away.
    WP 4 - Hilltop overlooking the NW harbour in the Bay of Algiers
    WP 5 - NW harbour in the Bay of Algiers
  • attach_filealgeria-DAAG-to-DAAG-VFR-210912
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Bay Watch
  • Algeria  Algeria
  • location_cityAlgiers
  • flight_takeoffHouari Boumediene DAAG to Houari Boumediene DAAG
  • directions60 nm
  • Follow the shoreline east to west including the Bay of Algiers.
  • WP 1 - Intersection just before Bourmedes
    WP 2 - Naval College
    WP 3 - Bridges at the mouth of El-Harrach River
    WP 4 - Marina at Rais Hamidou
    WP 5 - Harbour at El Djamila
    WP 6 - Wind Turbines at Lac Parc des Grands Vents
    WP 7 - Follow Premier Rocade Sud (6 lane highway) to the airport
  • attach_filealgeria-DAAG-to-DAAG-VFR-210825
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Algiers, SW hinterlands
  • Algeria  Algeria
  • location_cityAlgiers
  • flight_takeoffHouari Boumediene DAAG to Houari Boumediene DAAG
  • directions55 nm
  • Visit the hinterlands south west of Algiers. Bougara and Chebel are reatively small towns surrounded by rural landscape, and so are good navigation fixes from the air. The other waypoints are the more usual choice of airports and bridges.
  • WP 1 - Bougara
    WP 2 - Chebel
    WP 3 - Boufarik Airport
    WP 4 - Blida Airport
    WP 5 - Bridge on the Chiffa River
    Pass EAST over Blida, Bouinan and Selama to El Arba
    WP 6 - Bridge at El Arba
  • attach_filealgeria-DAAG-to-DAAG-VFR-210911
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Ferry flight Algiers to Blida
  • Algeria  Algeria
  • location_cityAlgiers
  • flight_takeoffHouari Boumediene DAAG to Boufarik DAAK
  • directions20 nm
  • Relocate from Houari Boumediene ap to Boufarik ap.
  • WP 1 - Intersection | Follow the highway
    WP 2 - Intersection | Follow the highway | This is a good time to tune to Boufarik traffic and announce your landing intentions. If the wind is favourable select RWY 22
    WP 3 - Intersection | Turn slightly left to this WP and you will be lined up pretty well for RWY 22
  • attach_filealgeria-DAAG-to-DAAK-VFR-210912-ferry
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Bouroumi Dam
  • Algeria  Algeria
  • location_cityAlgiers
  • flight_takeoffBoufarik DAAK to Boufarik DAAK
  • directions44 nm
  • Visit Bouroumi Dam and explore the valleys south of Blida.
  • WP 1 - Enter the valley at Koubania
    WP 2 - Veer right at Nhaoua
    WP 3 - Bouroumi Dam
    WP 4 - Valley at the S end of Bouroumi Dam
    WP 5 - Follow the valley
    WP 6 - Turn left (north) at the highway
    WP 7 - Follow the valley
    WP 8 - Exit the valley
  • attach_filealgeria-DAAK-to-DAAK-VFR-210912-bouroumi-dam
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Palm Beach
  • Algeria  Algeria
  • location_cityAlgiers
  • flight_takeoffBoufarik DAAK to Boufarik DAAK
  • directions35 nm
  • Tour the Mediterranean beaches on the north west of Algiers.
  • WP 1 - Bridge at Mafrazan
    WP 2 - Fly along Palm Beach to Plage Moretti
    WP 3 - Fly along the beaches to the harbour on the headland at El Djamila
    WP 4 - Cheraga Airport
    WP 5 - Dely Brahim Dam
    WP 6 - Duuera Dam
  • attach_filealgeria-DAAK-to-DAAK-VFR-210912-palm-beach
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Luanda North Coast
  • Angola  Angola
  • location_cityLuanda
  • flight_takeoff4th of February FNLU to 4th of February FNLU
  • directions42 nm
  • Fly along the beaches and coast to the north of Luanda.
  • WP 1 - Bridge on the Bengo River | Follow the road
    WP 2 - Town of Parguila
    WP 3 - Farmstead
    WP 4,5,6,7 - ALT 200 ft, Follow the coast south | WP 4 - Mouth of the Bengo River
    WP 5 - Intersection at Cacuaco
    WP 6- Headland
    WP 7 - Harbour | Next to the Memorial Agostino Neto
  • attach_fileangola-FNLU-to-FNLU-VFR-210913-north
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • West of Cotonou
  • Benin  Benin
  • location_cityCotonou
  • flight_takeoffCadjehoun DBBB to Cadjehoun DBBB
  • directions64 nm
  • Fly over Ouidah up to Lake Aheme and return along 17 miles of beachfront.
  • WP 1 - Ouidah
    WP 2 - Akodeha, on the west of Lake Aheme
    WP 3 - Two bridges across Lake Aheme
    WP 4 - Bridge
    WP 5 - Turn E and fly along the beach front back to Cotonou
  • attach_filebenin-DBBB-to-DBBB-VFR-210913-west
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Gaborone East
  • Botswana  Botswana
  • location_cityGaborone
  • flight_takeoffSir Seretse Khama FBSK to Sir Seretse Khama FBSK
  • directions33 nm
  • Waypoints 1-5 are intersections on Francistown road which runs NE to SW through Gaborone. You can easily fly the first 5 waypoints by just following the road.
  • WP 1 - Solar power plant | Follow the road
    WP 2 - Airport Junction Shopping Mall
    WP 3 - Molapo Crossing Shopping Mall
    WP 4 - Game City Shopping Mall
    WP 5 - Gaborone Dam at the South Africa/Botswana border
    WP 6 - Lake just past Gaborone Dam | Follow the Ngotwane river
    WP 7 - Lake / Phakalane Golf Estate
    WP 8 - Solar power plant (same as WP1)
  • attach_filebotswana-FBSK-to-FBSK-VFR-210914-east
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Gaborone West
  • Botswana  Botswana
  • location_cityGaborone
  • flight_takeoffSir Seretse Khama FBSK to Sir Seretse Khama FBSK
  • directions33 nm
  • Explore the north western area of Gaborone and fly via Kopong to Bokaa Dam.
  • WP 1 - Molapo Crossing Shopping Mall | Follow Molepolole Road
    WP 2 - Bridge on the Metsemotlhaba River
    WP 3 - Intersection at Kopong
    WP 4 - Bokaa Dam
    WP 5 - Intersection | Follow the road
    WP 6 - Intersection | Solar power plant
  • attach_filebotswana-FBSK-to-FBSK-VFR-210914-west
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Ougadougou Local
  • Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso
  • location_cityOuagadougou
  • flight_takeoffOuagadougou DFFD to Ouagadougou DFFD
  • directions25 nm
  • Charming water features and monumental landscaping make Oudagadougou a visual feast!
  • WP 1 - Sopatel Hotel > Lake 1, Lake 2
    WP 2 - North Exchange (clover leaf intersection)
    WP 3 - Boulmiogou Garden
    WP4 - Marche de Silmissin (Shopping Mall)
    WP 5 - Boulbi Dam
    WP 6 - Kosyam Palace | Monument of National Heroes
  • attach_fileburkina-faso-DFFD-to-DFFD-VFR-210901
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Bujumbura local
  • Burundi  Burundi
  • location_cityBujumbura
  • flight_takeoffBujumbura HBBA to Bujumbura HBBA
  • directions34 nm
  • Explore the varied terrain at Bujumbura on Lake Tanganyika.
  • WP 1 - Technical College (Ecole Technique Secondaire de Kamenge)
    WP 2 - Unity Monument
    WP 3 - Along the hilly western suburbs of Bujumbura to a bridge at the Mugere River
    WP 4 - Follow the shoreline to Saint Tropez Beach
    WP 5 - Follow the shoreline to Rusizi Delta Nature Reserve
    WP 6 - Border of Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • attach_fileburundi-HBBA-to-HBBA-VFR-210920-local
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Cross country
  • Burundi  Burundi
  • location_cityBujumbura
  • flight_takeoffBujumbura HBBA to Bujumbura HBBA
  • directions79 nm
  • Gitega airport HBBE in Gitega, Burundi is closed. Rather inconvenient.
    But, on the bright side this gives us a reason to go cross country and enjoy the spectacular terrain.
    Take off then, from Bujumbura International Airport HBBA.
    Fly ~ 40 nm E to Gitega and enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.
    You will need to climb to 8,000 ft to clear the terrain.
  • WP 1 - Gitega airport. Closed. Grass strip. May be accessible to a light aircraft.
    WP 2 - Assemblies of God.

  • attach_fileburundi-HBBA-to-HBBA-VFR-210814
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • City of Seven Hills
  • Cameroon  Cameroon
  • location_cityYaounde
  • flight_takeoffNsimalen FKYS to Nsimalen FKYS
  • directions30 nm
  • If you talk to the tower at Yaounde Ville Airport they may let you do a 'touch and go', or perhaps you can land and have some afternoon tea as you watch the trafiic!
  • WP 1 - Yaounde Ville Airport
    WP 2 - Presidential Palace
    WP 3 - Barrage de la Mefou (dam).
    NOTE: Beware the many hills on the west of Yaounde. The dam appears suddenly after you cross a steep ridge.
  • attach_filecameroon-FKYS-to-FKYS-VFR-210814
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • NW Hills District
  • Cameroon  Cameroon
  • location_cityYaounde
  • flight_takeoffYaounde/Ville FKKY to Yaounde/Ville FKKY
  • directions35 nm
  • Fly amongst the spectacular hills to the NW of Cameroon's capital, Yaounde.
  • WP 1 - Lake Razel Dam
    WP 2 - Enter the high valley
    WP 3 - Exit the high valley and turn left
    WP 4 - Turn left before reaching the hill
    WP 5, 6, 7 - Turn left | Keep the mountains on your left
  • attach_filecameroon-FKKY-to-FKKY-VFR-210921-hills
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Secret City
  • Cape Verde  Cape Verde
  • location_cityPraia
  • flight_takeoffMandela GVNP to Mandela GVNP
  • directions47 nm
  • Fly to an inaccesible plateau in the centre of the island and return to the coast via a 'smuggler's run'!
  • WP 1 - Up the coast to: (WP 1) Sao Miguel
    WP 2 - Turn left and fly up the valleys to (WP 2) Santa Catarina. City on a plateau.
    WP 3 - Through the gap keeping (WP 3) Pico d'Antonia on the right.
    WP 4 - Down any of the deep ravines to (WP 4) Porto Mosquito.
    Left and along the coast back to Mandela International.
  • attach_filecape-verde-GVNP-to-GVNP-VFR-210814
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Monte Graciosa
  • Cape Verde  Cape Verde
  • location_cityPraia
  • flight_takeoffMandela GVNP to Mandela GVNP
  • directions63 nm
  • Follow the roads from the capital Praia in the south, through the mountainous centre and to Monte Graciosa in the north west. Fly back down the west coast of the island.
  • WP 1 - Sao Domingas
    WP 2 - Carreira
    WP 3 - Exit the plateau after the hairpin bends
    WP 4 - Follow the main road N to Monte Graciosa (645m)
    WP 5 - Follow the coast S to Porto Rincao
    WP 6 - Follow the coast SE to Sao Roque
  • attach_filecape-verde-GVNP-to-GVNP-VFR-210923
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Fogo Volcano
  • Cape Verde  Cape Verde
  • location_citySao Filipe
  • flight_takeoffSao Filipe GVSF to Sao Filipe GVSF
  • directions34 nm
  • Fly through the enormous volcanic crater on the island of Sao Filipe.
  • WP 1 - Intersection / township
    WP 2
    WP 3 - Three enormous chasms
    WP 4 - NE corner of the crater
    WP 5 - W corner of the crater | Option: Climb to the peak of the volcano
    WP 6 - S corner of the crater
    WP 7 - Intersection / township
  • attach_filecape-verde-GVSF-to-GVSF-VFR-210921-volcano
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
  • Bimbo Patrol
  • Central African Republic  Central African Republic
  • location_cityBangui
  • flight_takeoffM’Poko FEFF to M’Poko FEFF
  • directions43 nm
  • Fly a typical border inspection along the Congo River.
  • WP 1 - Bridge at Zeregongo
    WP 2 - SE across verdant hills to the Ubangi River.
    Turn West and fly along the North bank as the border with the Congo is in the river centre.
    WP 3 - Bimbo Bridge.
  • attach_filecentral-african-republic-FEFF-to-FEFF-VFR-210814
  • tagAfrica Visual Vol.1
Read more Index