263 Countries and Territories in 263 Days

18 May 2021


Subic Bay International Airport (RPLB/SFS)


If you’re in need of a long vacation by the beach, the Philippines has got you covered. With over 7,000 islands, it’s one of the largest archipelagos in the world, with over 5,000 islands still remaining unnamed. Nonetheless, beaches should be common, and do consider this country as your next holiday destination.

12 Country and Territories Controlled, 251 Uncontrolled, 251 days to go


19 May 2021


Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG/CDG)


There’s nothing quite like being in France. The Côte d’Azur is an absolute standout, and the scenery of the countryside is incredible to say the least. Top it off with a rich culinary scene, France is the perfect place to be.

13 Country and Territories Controlled, 250 Uncontrolled, 250 days to go


20 May 2021


Shah Amanat International Airport (VGEG/CGP)


Two-thirds of Bangladesh remains under five meters above sea level, and as such, is at high risk of changing sea levels. With the longest uninterrupted sea beach in the world, environmental conservation means everything if we want to keep this place above water.

14 Country and Territories Controlled, 249 Uncontrolled, 249 days to go


Good luck for this challenge mate!

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21 May 2021


Shanghai Pudong International Airport (ZSPD/PVG)


Ticked off the list now, is the world’s most populated country! Having lived in China, and in Shanghai specifically, for a few years, I personally want to say that it’s a fantastic place with great people and culture. I’m looking forward to seeing restrictions loosen a little more so that I could return and visit friends and family there!

15 Country and Territories Controlled, 248 Uncontrolled, 248 days to go


22 May 2021


Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (FVRG/HRE)


Friday Night Flight takes us to the Southern Hemisphere, with Oceania and Africa featured. What’s not to like with a country with a history as rich as the diamonds its famous for?

16 Country and Territories Controlled, 247 Uncontrolled, 247 days to go


Let’s go! You can do this

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Awesome!! You got this!

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23 May 2021


Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS/SIN)


Being based in the Asian region, skipping the world’s best airport could well be considered a crime. At least, until today, when I controlled Singapore with some moderate traffic. Nothing hat I couldn’t handle, but certainly more than what I expected given the region has been somewhat inactive in recent days.

17 Country and Territories Controlled, 246 Uncontrolled, 246 days to go


24 May 2021


Taoyuan International Airport (RCTP/TPE)


Great night markets, street food, routes, destinations and computers, Taiwan has it all. Strategically places close to the Pacific Ocean, linking them well to North America, as well as being places right in between East Asia and South East Asia, Taiwan as a trading country is doing better than ever!

18 Country and Territories Controlled, 245 Uncontrolled, 245 days to go


25 May 2021

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Pyongyang International Airport (ZKPY/FNJ)


Not much is known about this secretive state, and even if there’s anything known, it’s always shrouded in a fog of mystery. Today, I took a dive into Pyongyang, and controlled in the second of two Koreas.

19 Country and Territories Controlled, 244 Uncontrolled, 244 days to go


26 May 2021


L.F. Wade International Airport (TXKF/BDA)


As always, a certain Tuesday rolls around, and with it, an opportunity to control out of my assigned region, Asia. This time, I’ve went over the island of Bermuda in an effort to try and strategically control as many countries out of my assigned region on Tuesdays and Fridays, in an effort to change regions as little times as possible.

20 Country and Territories Controlled, 243 Uncontrolled, 243 days to go


27 May 2021


Macau International Airport (VMMC/MFM)


Back to Asia, and I’ve opted to control in the gambling capital of the world. With casinos generating so much tax revenue, the government pays all residents, permanent or not, a set amount of money every year due to the absolutely large amounts of taxes they collect.

21 Country and Territories Controlled, 242 Uncontrolled, 242 days to go


28 May 2021


Brunei International Airport (WBSB/BWN)


On the subject of wealthy countries, Brunei was visited with a couple of special IFATC guests. I’m glad to have caught the Tyler on his flight to Singapore before closing out. Not to mention plenty of other IFATC members who flew together with Tyler.

22 Country and Territories Controlled, 241 Uncontrolled, 241 days to go


29 May 2021


Cancún International Airport (MMUN/CUN)


To a great and well known holiday destination, Cancún! It’s a great place to relax and definitely one of the best places to control. Steady flows of traffic were seen for the hour and a bit I controlled there, and to say that it was calming is quite the understatement.

23 Country and Territories Controlled, 240 Uncontrolled, 240 days to go


30 May 2021


Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (VTBS/BKK)


Another popular holiday destination in the Asian region, Thailand is famous for it’s culture, food, nightlife, beaches, fresh produce and more. It’s no wonder that Thailand is frequented by people from all over the world wanting a taste of Southeast Asia. Not to mention, its rich flora and fauna in its lush jungles all around the country.

24 Country and Territories Controlled, 239 Uncontrolled, 239 days to go


31 May 2021


Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (WPDL/DIL)


A country that is relatively unknown in the Southeast Asian region. With it’s independence only restored under 20 years ago, it’s the youngest country in the Southeast Asian region, and one of the youngest in the world after Indonesia invaded it and annexed it in the 1970s.

25 Country and Territories Controlled, 238 Uncontrolled, 238 days to go


1 June 2021


Kansai International Airport (RJBB/KIX)


A country as famous as Japan, you just can’t talk about Japan without talking about everything. However, its location around the ring of fire makes way for extremely active geographical features in Japan. With over 100 active volcanoes and hundreds if not thousands of minor earthquakes hitting them every year, you really just need to be there to see how beautiful Japan is.

26 Country and Territories Controlled, 237 Uncontrolled, 237 days to go


2 June 2021

The Bahamas

Lynden Pindling International Airport (MYNN/NAS)


Tuesday is back, and I’ve returned to the US East region. The Bahamas has over 700 islands, but oddly enough, only 30 of them are inhabited by humans. However, the number of islands does mean that they’re definitely not short on beaches. Tourism is definitely the biggest industries there.

27 Country and Territories Controlled, 236 Uncontrolled, 236 days to go


3 June 2021


Paro International Airport (VQPR/PBH)


To the South Asian subcontinent, and to a small country of Bhutan. Known well around the world for having one of, if not the hardest approach in the world, you’d be hard pressed to find good landings when controlling in Infinite Flight. Fortunately, no planes had any issues when I was controlling, and I hope it stays that way.

28 Country and Territories Controlled, 235 Uncontrolled, 235 days to go