263 Countries and Territories in 263 Days

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


I love your determination! Wish I could say the same for me :/

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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


12 June 2021


King Mswati III International Airport (FDSK/SHO)


Eswatini, formerly officially known as Swaziland, is one of the last countries to have an absolute monarchy, where the royal family holds absolute power of the government in the country. Not only that, but Eswatini is home to the longest reigning monarch, where King Sobhuza II reigned for a record 82 years.

37 Country and Territories Controlled, 226 Uncontrolled, 226 days to go


13 June 2021

South Africa

Cape Town International Airport (FACT/CPT)


Having taken part in the South African Takeover, I was on frequency at Cape Town. A city with gorgeous views out to the ocean as well as the bonus that the airport had 3D buildings, the airport was a charm to work with. Not to mention the mountains that lay just to the east of the city.

38 Country and Territories Controlled, 225 Uncontrolled, 225 days to go


14 June 2021


Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (FBSK/GBE)


Botswana is well known as being one of the four countries that meet at the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, but alongside that, Botswana itself is 40% national parks, so if you’re there for a wildlife trip, you’d be sure to find something that interests you. Not to mention, Botswana is a major diamond mining country, so if you’re looking for gems, Botswana has got you covered.

39 Country and Territories Controlled, 224 Uncontrolled, 224 days to go


Good luck my brotha

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