Hello everyone! I’m back again with a flight to share with you:)
On Sunday May third, me and a couple of other members of EIVA flew the weekly leg of Wild Rover, Aer Lingus Virtual’s world tour. These screenshots are all from WR leg 22, headed to Addis Ababa from Moi International, with being in the air for about two hours. Here’s some information about the route.
Moi international is the airport of Kenya’s second largest city Mombasa, located in the west of the city. The airport is called “Moi international” after Kenya’s second president Daniel arap Moi, who retired in 2002 after 24 years of being in the office.
Moi international was built during the second world war by the Engineer Corps of South Africa. During the war, it was used by the Fleet Air Arm.
The airport became an international airport in 1979 when appropiate facilities were installed allowing accomodation for private and light- to medium-size commercial aircraft.
In August 1992, Moi Intl was used as the headquarters for the US Central Command’s, being utilised for the civil war in Somalia to end.
In the summer of 1994, Moi International Airport was frequently used as a refuelling stop for the military heading towards Rwanda to free refugees, but that’s a whole different and rather horrible story.
Information about Addis Ababa will be in the next post: Wild Rover leg 23 from Addis Ababa Bole to Jeddah…
Server: Expert Server
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Livery: Aer Lingus 2019
Aircraft registration: EI-CVA
Route: HKMO - HAAB
Flight number: WR022(EIVA route)
Flight time: 1:59
Distance: ± 820nm
Departure airport: HKMO (Moi Intl)
Departure runway: 21
Arrival airport: HAAB (Addis Ababa Bole Intl)
Arrival runway: 7R
Starting/block fuel: 5851kgs - 20900lbs
Fuel used: 4989kgs - 11000lbs
Fuel remaining: 4490kgs - 9900lbs
HAAB ESRIN AVUDO EVOGO WAJIR IMKIT SHALA GETOL 827N/ 849N/ APRAL HAAB
Now, enough information, now it’s time for the pictures, hope you enjoy them!
Holding short of Moi Intl’s runway 21, with @AviatorJack’s engines roaring and his A320 lifts off, bound for Addis Ababa.
Minutes later, I’m passing over Mombasa, Ethiopia, with @Gary_Crinnion soaring out of HKMO, following the same flight plan .
An amazing wing view, overlooking Kenya’s northern plains, with the 2d clouds in sight, looking quite convincing from FL340.
Just moments later, there appeares a beautiful river delta.
Sun is going to set in Africa, cockpit is lighting up.
Sun has almost setted, with Ethiopia’s Highlands nicely in view, creating an amazing silhoutte of the A320
After a safe landing, I exit runway 7R, back taxi a bit of 7L, and there’s @Marc_Gallagher’s TBM showing me to the gates, thanks Marc:)
That wraps it up for this flight’s shots, I really hope you enjoyed, and, as always, feedback is greatly appreciated.
What was your favourite picture?
Stay safe and ever so healthy,