Bucket List Challenge - Tracking Thread

Haha, great to have a spotter! Very nice!

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Since it is 9:10 here in Florida and I have been sick the last 2 days I might spawn and watch you guys land if I don’t fall asleep

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Be sure to say when you’re about 15 minutes out so I can spawn in and control @KSFO ;)

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Thank you for this, much appreciated! I will PM you!

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Dang I wish I could watch you land or even join you on the second leg but hey I’m poor (not really but yall know what I mean), that and I’m literally taking a driver’s Ed exam (not the final, practicing right now)

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No worries at all man! Once you have time and buy pro (no rush on this, IRL bills should always come first!) feel free to shoot me a PM or just spawn in next to me and you can fly with us, these flight are open to everyone! (I do not condone texting and driving haha!)

It’s not the driving part, it’s the online part, don’t worry

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Oh that is good! Just wanted to make sure as there are people who would!

It’s not bills, it’s parents
Also sorry for the constant Seperate replies, I forget to add stuff before hitting send

Just tried looking for you on the radar, no luck, then again idk if it was fully loaded

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Ah, no worries! If you ever have any questions about the routes or the flights or anything else, please feel free to PM me, glad to answer or even let you know anything you want to know about the challenge, better to continue there if you do so nobody gets in trouble with mods for being off topic!

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Just closed @KSFO, nice to see you out there!

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Thanks for controlling! Really appreciate it!

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When is departure on the 2nd leg

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I am on final back into SFO now from Nashville and then in around an hour and a half I plan to head back to Hong Kong

45. South Korea

The next destination on the list is a beautiful little country in East Asia, South Korea. This is a country that is not only filled with a rich culture, beautiful nature and a delicious cuisine, but also holds a very deep and rich history. History of this country dates back all the way to 2333 BC in the Gojoseon kingdom. While buildings and temples might not still be standing from the Gojoseon Kingdom, you can still find plenty of old temples and shrines dotted around this country just waiting to tell you their story! I have chosen to not fly through Seoul on this journey because Seoul Incheon does not have domestic transfers so I have to fly through other airports. So pack your bags and try to learn a little bit of Korean, because we are heading to South Korea!

Route

Outbound: Hong Kong International Airport - Jeju International Airport - Cheongju International Airport
Return: Cheongju International Airport - Jeju International Airport - Hong Kong International Airport

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Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Jeju International Airport (RKPC)

Aircraft: Jeju Air B737-800 (Generic due to lack of livery)
Departure Time: 0625 Zulu/ 1425 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: D214
Runway of Departure: 25L
Cruise Altitude: 33,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 07
Estimated Flight Time: 2 Hours and 39 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 2 Hours and 41 Minutes

Departing Hong Kong to Jeju

Cruising Over Southern China

Descending into Jeju Over the Volcano

Crosswind Landing into Jeju

Jeju International Airport (RKPC) - Cheongju International Airport (RKTU)

Aircraft: Korean Air B737-900
Departure Time: 0945 Zulu/ 1745 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal Gate 07
Runway of Departure: 07
Cruise Altitude: 23,000ft
Cruise Speed: 280 Knots
Expected Arrival Runway: 06L
Estimated Flight Time: 57 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 1 Hour and 2 Minutes

Departing Jeju towards Cheongju

Entering the Korean Mainland Over the South Coast

Descending into Cheongju Over the Mountains

Butter into Cheongju

Cheongju International Airport (RKTU) - Jeju International Airport (RKPC)

Aircraft: Korean Air B737-900
Departure Time: 1200 Zulu/ 2000 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Gate 03
Runway of Departure: 06L
Cruise Altitude: 24,000ft
Cruise Speed: 280 Knots
Expected Arrival Runway: 07
Estimated Flight Time: 57 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 1 Hour and 2 Minutes

Departing Cheongju towards Jeju

Cruising Over Mokpo

Descending into Jeju

Touchdown on Jeju Island

Jeju International Airport (RKPC) - Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH)

Aircraft: Jeju Air B737-800 (Generic due to lack of livery)
Departure Time: 1335 Zulu/ 2135 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal Gate 09
Runway of Departure: 07
Cruise Altitude: 34,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 07L
Estimated Flight Time: 2 Hours and 39 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 3 Hours and 4 Minutes

Departing Jeju with the Volcano in the Background

Cruising Over Shanghai

Descending Over Hong Kong Island

Butter into Hong Kong Once More

Thank you to all who watched this destination take flight!

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46. Saipan

The next destination on the list is the largest Island out of the Northern Mariana Islands region, Saipan. This beautiful island, which is currently an unincorporated US territory has plenty of historical evidence of the Spanish-American War, World War 1 and World War 2, with evidence of these wars scattered round these islands, you can see one example of these sites in the picture above. However, the main attraction of these islands is the beautiful golden sand beaches and crystal blue waters, with plenty of marine wildlife for snorkelers and divers alike. This island is pretty closed off with only a handful of airlines flying to this stunning destination, however, peculiarly HK Express is one of those airlines with a direct flight from Hong Kong. So pack your bags and bring your snorkels because we are heading to the Northern Mariana Islands!

Route

Outbound: Hong Kong International Airport - Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport
Return: Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport - Hong Kong International Airport

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Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport (PGSN)

Aircraft: HK Express A320 (Generic due to lack of livery)
Departure Time: 0425 Zulu/ 1225 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: D206
Runway of Departure: 07R
Cruise Altitude: 33,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 07
Estimated Flight Time: 4 Hours and 45 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 4 Hours and 20 Minutes

Departing Hong Kong to the Northern Mariana Islands

Cruising Over the Southern Tip of Taiwan

On Final into Saipan

Butter in the Northern Mariana Islands

Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport (PGSN) - Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH)

Aircraft: HK Express A320 (Generic due to lack of livery)
Departure Time: 0920 Zulu/ 1720 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Gate 3
Runway of Departure: 7
Cruise Altitude: 34,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 07L
Estimated Flight Time: 4 Hours and 45 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 4 Hours and 53 Minutes

@Fourthnebula919 Leading the Way Out of Saipan

Climbing Out of Saipan

Descending Past Cheung Chau Island

Butter into Hong Kong

Thank you to all who watched this destination take flight!

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47. Osaka

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The nest destination on the list is a city located in the South of Japan, Osaka. This massive city has plenty to offer to tourists, whether a tourist is there for Fun activities, Historical sites or to sample the Culture of Japan. With easy access to UNESCO World Heritage site Himeji Castle, Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Castle, any visit to Osaka would be woefully incomplete without sampling the local Kobe Wagyu Beef. Said to be marbled to perfection, which causes the steak to melt in your mouth, it is truly a delight that must be tried at least once. So pack your bags your bags and make sure to bring your cameras, because we are heading to Japan!

Route

Outbound: Hong Kong International Airport - Kansai International Airport
Return: Kansai International Airport - Hong Kong International Airport

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Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Kansai International Airport (RJBB)

Aircraft: Peach Aviation A320
Departure Time: 0250 Zulu/ 1050 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: D215
Runway of Departure: 07R
Cruise Altitude: 33,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 06L
Estimated Flight Time: 3 Hours and 36 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 2 Hours and 57 Minutes

Departing Hong Kong to Japan

Cruising Over the Taiwanese West Coast

Entering Japanese Airspace Over Kagoshima

Butter into Kansai International

Kansai International Airport (RJBB) - Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH)

Aircraft: Peach Aviation A320
Departure Time: 0640 Zulu/ 1440 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal 2 Gate 86
Runway of Departure: 24R
Cruise Altitude: 34,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 07L
Estimated Flight Time: 3 Hours and 36 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 3 Hours and 54 Minutes

Departing the Stand Alone Island Airport to Hong Kong

Climbing Out of Japan

Cruising Over Taiwan

Butter into Hong Kong

Thank you to all who watched this destination take flight!

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Update

As Hong Kong is slowly opening back up this means that I will have to go back into the office and into lectures in person, which means that this challenge will be slowing down in the frequency of flights, however this is definitely not the end! There is still a HUGE list of flights ahead and I know for a fact that not only myself but everyone who occasionally joins the flights cant wait to sink our teeth into this amazing list! There is big plans for this challenge and many ambitions going on behind the scenes! So for all who enjoy checking in there will be at least one destination per week moving forward, so all is good! Thank you for all of the people who view this challenge and support the challenge through contributions and joining the flights!

I will also put this list here so people can see what is to come!

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48. Coco (Keeling) Islands

The next destination on the list is a group of islands located between Indonesia and Australia, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. This small group of islands is the perfect beach getaway destination for tourists who just need that bit of sun and a coconut to drink from. With golden sand beaches and crystal blue waters, what better way to enjoy yourself than grabbing a cocktail, renting a hammock and laying under the palm trees, listening to the sound of the waves crashing down. However, these stunning islands can only be accessed from the Christmas Islands or Perth so I have decided to fly via Perth due to Cathay Pacific’s direct flight from Hong Kong to Perth. So pack your sun tan lotion and put on your flip flops, because we are heading to the Cocos Islands!

Route

Outbound: Hong Kong International Airport - Perth Airport - Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport
Return: Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport - Perth Airport - Hong Kong International Airport

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Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Perth Airport (YPPH)

Aircraft: Cathay Pacific A350-1000 (Closest aircraft in IF is the A350-900)
Departure Time: 0425 Zulu/ 1225 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: S45
Runway of Departure: 07R
Cruise Altitude: 39,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 21
Estimated Flight Time: 7 Hours and 58 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 7 Hours and 00 Minutes

Departing Hong Kong towards Australia

Cruising Over Kota Kinabalu

Descending Over Western Australia

Touchdown in Perth

Perth Airport (YPPH) - Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport (YPCC)

Aircraft: Virgin Australia Regional Airlines A320 (Generic due to lack of livery)
Departure Time: 0055 Zulu/ 0855 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: T1 Gate 154
Runway of Departure: 03
Cruise Altitude: 34,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 15
Estimated Flight Time: 4 Hours and 9 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 4 Hours and 6 Minutes

Departing Perth to the Cocos

Climbing Over the Western Australian Coast

Descending into the Cocos Islands

Butter on Arrival into the Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport (YPCC) - Perth Airport (YPPH)

Aircraft: Virgin Australia Regional Airlines A320 (Generic due to lack of livery)
Departure Time: 0540 Zulu/ 1340 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Stand 3
Runway of Departure: 15
Cruise Altitude: 33,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 03
Estimated Flight Time: 4 Hours and 9 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 3 Hours and 37 Minutes

Climbing out of the Cocos Islands

Descending Over the City of Perth

Butter into Perth

Perth Airport (YPPH) - Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH)

Aircraft: Cathay Pacific A330-300
Departure Time: 0245 Zulu/ 1045 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: T4 Gate 14
Runway of Departure: 03
Cruise Altitude: 36,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.82
Expected Arrival Runway: 25R
Estimated Flight Time: 7 Hours and 58 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 7 Hours and 2 Minutes

Departing Perth Back to Hong Kong

Cruising Over Indonesia

Passing Over Some Ocean Reefs

So Glad HKIA Got 3D!

Thank you to all who watched this destination take flight!

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49. Lucknow

The next destination on the list is a city located in the North of India, Lucknow. This city is filled with a deep wealth of historical and cultural sites allowing for tourists to never get bored! With sites such as Chota Imambara, Rumi Darzawa, Bara Imambara and the Residency, there is plenty to see for all of the aspiring photographers (Most Tourists)! This city is so close to the border with Nepal that on a good day you might also be treated to some stunning views of the Nepalese mountain ranges! So grab your camera and make sure to pack some extra batteries because we are heading to India!

Route

Outbound: Hong Kong International Airport - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport - Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport
Return: Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport - Hong Kong International Airport

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Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (VABB)

Aircraft: Cathay Pacific B777-300ER
Departure Time: 0045 Zulu/ 0845 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal 1 Main Gate W63
Runway of Departure: 07R
Cruise Altitude: 38,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 27
Estimated Flight Time: 5 Hours and 51 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 5 Hours and 24 Minutes

Departing Hong Kong Towards India (Thank you to @ThePotato for jumping on ATC!)

Passing Over Northern Laos

Cruising Over Northern India

Parked Up in Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (VABB) - Chaudhary Charon Singh Airport (VILK)

Aircraft: Air India A321
Departure Time: 0700 Zulu/ 1500 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: International Terminal Gate V22
Runway of Departure: 27
Cruise Altitude: 33,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 09
Estimated Flight Time: 2 Hours and 00 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 1 Hour and 44 Minutes

Departing Out of Mumbai

Climbing Out Along the Coast

Starting Descent into Lucknow

Butter into Lucknow

Chaudhary Charon Singh Airport (VILK) - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (VABB)

Aircraft: Air India A321
Departure Time: 1345 Zulu/ 2145 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Gate 08
Runway of Departure: 09
Cruise Altitude: 34,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 27
Estimated Flight Time: 2 Hours and 00 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 1 Hour and 47 Minutes

Departing Lucknow Back to Mumbai with @Fourthnebula919

Cruising Over Northern India

Touchdown in Mumbai

Parked Up with @Fourthnebula919

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (VABB) - Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH)

Aircraft: Cathay Pacific B777-300ER
Departure Time: 0855 Zulu/ 1655 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: International Terminal Gate V14
Runway of Departure: 27
Cruise Altitude: 37,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 07L
Estimated Flight Time: 5 Hours and 51 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 5 Hours and 3 Minutes

Departing A Very Busy Mumbai

Passing Over the Rivers in Southern Bangladesh

Cruising Over Northern Vietnam

Parked up in Hong Kong

Thank you to all who watched this destination take flight!

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