263 Countries and Territories in 263 Days

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


4 June 2021


Lukla Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK/LUA)


A recurring theme now is difficult approaches, and Lukla no exception in Nepal. Other than that, for a country with an oddly shaped flag, the mountain ranges speak for themselves. And while it’ll be rather difficult for me to try and visit the Everest base camp, it’s definitely high up on my bucket list.

29 Country and Territories Controlled, 234 Uncontrolled, 234 days to go


5 June 2021


Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (VEGT/GAU)


The land of colours and the land of spices never fails to amaze me, and this time, we visit the state of Assam. A less well known part of India, the terrain around here isn’t perfectly flat which always poses a challenge to all controllers. I do recommend new officers come to this region though. Terrain shouldn’t be the most difficult, though keeping track of it can pose a challenge when traffic increases.

30 Country and Territories Controlled, 233 Uncontrolled, 233 days to go


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6 June 2021

Sri Lanka

Bandaranaike International Airport (VCBI/CMB)


Also well known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankas rich coast lines and blue waters are reasons alone to visit. Not to mention, a country as biodiverse as theirs is a biologist’s dream to visit.

31 Country and Territories Controlled, 232 Uncontrolled, 232 days to go


7 June 2021


Velana International Airport (VRMM/MLE)


Visiting the lowest country in the world, averaging only 1.5 meters above sea level, this country formed from sunken volcanoes. It’s rich history as a stopping point for many historical traders also means that it is a cultural melting pot of gold, with influences from Asia, Europe and Africa on one small island.

32 Country and Territories Controlled, 231 Uncontrolled, 231 days to go


8 June 2021


Moshoeshoe I International Airport (FXMM/MSU)


Conversely, we visit the highest country in the world. With the lowest elevation still being over 1,400 meters. Well known for some of the highest waterfalls in the world, as well as the best diamond mines in the world, Lesotho diamonds are thought to be one of the most valuable in the world.

33 Country and Territories Controlled, 230 Uncontrolled, 230 days to go


9 June 2021

Turks & Caicos Islands

Providenciales International Airport (MBPV/PLS)


Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory, is home to 40 low lying coral islands, as well as the largest blue hole in the world. At approximately twice the width of the Great Blue Hole of Belize, the Middle Caicos Ocean Hole holds the record. Not to mention, this archipelago is famous for its salt exports.

34 Country and Territories Controlled, 229 Uncontrolled, 229 days to go


10 June 2021


Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (FLKK/LUN)


A large trend on the African continent is relying heavily on its natural resources for its source of income. Zambia relies heavily on the copper mining industry, and has felt the effects when the copper market collapsed in the 1970s. Nonetheless, the country has since started diversifying its economy to also include agriculture as a major industry in the country.

35 Country and Territories Controlled, 228 Uncontrolled, 228 days to go


11 June 2021


Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport (LDZA/ZAG)


Thought to be a difficult country for vegetarians and vegans due to its diet consisting heavily of meat and fish, Croatia is a little country with a big impact on the football stage. Finalists at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Croatia has produced plenty of world class football players such as Luka Modrić, Ivan Rakitić and Mateo Kovačić.

36 Country and Territories Controlled, 227 Uncontrolled, 227 days to go