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Namibia's North

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Here we are again in Namibia.

We depart from Uis Mine Airport (FYUS). Uis is located at the foot of the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain. The Brandberg is home to the world-famous The White Lady rock painting, said by some to be over 20,000 years old. Being also situated on the C36, the main road between the coast and the Damaraland interior, there is a reasonable amount of traffic, by far the main source of economic activity in Uis. The settlement holds a small supermarket, guesthouses, a rest camp, a bakery, and a petrol station, together with a few other small shops. The ephemeral Uis River, a tributary to the Ugab River, passes the settlement. Tin has been mined in the Uis region since 1922. Uis Tin Mining Company was established in 1951 and a settlement was developed in 1958 to house the mine workers when ISCOR, a South African mining company, started operations there and increased production. However, the ore grade at Uis is very low, and the mine - at its time the largest open-cast tin mine in the world - was viable only because South Africa, to which the territory was mandated, was economically isolated and could not buy tin on the world market. When apartheid was abolished and international sanctions were lifted the mine was no longer competitive. In 1991, the main mining operations closed down because the price of tin dropped far enough to make it uneconomical.


We pass over Brandberg Mountain and land at Doronowas (FYDN). Just 9 miles west we make a touch-and-go at Khorixas Airport (FYKF) before we reach Palmwag Airport (FYKO). Wildlife in Palmwag includes leopards, lions, cheetahs, mountain zebras, Angolan giraffes, springboks, kudu, and African bush elephants. The reserve has the largest population of southwestern black rhinos in Africa; a local organization called Save the Rhino Trust protects them. Palmwag is a tourist attraction. The tourism concession was granted in 1986 and Palmwag Lodge opened in the same year.

We head northeast and land at Kamanjab (FYKJ). Further northeast we land at the Okaukuejo Waterhole (FYOO) at the border of the Etosha National Park. This is the administrative center for the Etosha National Park in Namibia. Etosha National Park is one of the largest national parks in Africa. It was proclaimed a game reserve in March 1907 in Ordinance 88 by the Governor of German South West Africa, Friedrich von Lindequist. It was designated as Wildschutzgebiet in 1958 and was awarded the status of national park in 1967, an act of parliament of the Republic of South Africa. It spans an area of 22,270 km2 (8,600 sq mi) and was named after the large Etosha pan which is almost entirely within the park. With an area of 4,760 km2 (1,840 sq mi), the Etosha pan covers 23% of the total area of the national park. The area is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros.

Time permitting we follow the shore of the Etosha Pan for about 30 miles and land at Halali Airport (FYHI), today's destination.

The flightplan is available here

The flight has 260 miles and 4 landings. We want to cruise at about 160 knots. I will be in the C414, please fly what you like.


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Gunter Schneider

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Love to fly across Africa and want to follow your route but in P3D, sadly i do not have such airports apart FYKJ ...

Is MSFS database so much different to P3D ?


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Depends what version of P3D... Earlier P3Dv1-2-3-4 are not as close whereas P3Dv4.5, 5-6 are much closer...   It is not the airports so much per say, (ICAO could be different but it is the route that is important-  as long as you have a valid ICAO at departure and at destination, (you might have to adjust the ICAO a bit but them the sim will load the route).

If this makes any sense.


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