Around The World Tour - Summary
In completing this challenge I would get the record of the first (and currently only) pilot on Infinite Flight to fly and land in every single currently as well as having the longest IFC topic post (see Part 6) as pointed out by @Scandanavian54super.
In reviewing this journal, tour, challenge or whatever you want to call it, I can say it did take a lot of time, research, dedication, patience, blood (scratching out my eyes), sweat (anxiety that IF wouldn’t crash) and tears (when it did). I felt it might be good to give some tips to anyone who wants to try and complete this themselves.
- This does take a long time and a lot of commitment (took me 12 months) so it’s definitely not for people with limited patience.
- Your device will have problems/crash due to the distances and logistics.
- Plan your route and map properly - there were times where I had to fly 20+ hours to go to countries I missed (hence why Mongolia was last).
- The quickest route isn’t always the best route.
- Some countries don’t have airports (five in Europe).
For further details, PM me.
Logs and Stats
First leg - cleared for takeoff!
Getting stuck into it - very nice scenery in Central America!
More stunning senary, this is one of my best/favourite Infinite Flight photos I've taken - Central America
And now we must leave pre-global HD senary behind - Around Panama
Formation flying for my last leg from China to Mongolia - Mongolia
Finally touched down in the 195th country! - Mongolia. IF decided to crash on my phone before the third member of our flight of three arrived at the game so I had to quickly change aircraft.
I’d just like to thank some people for their amazing help, support and some competition when needed.
@Infinite_Flight_Sims for his support throughout the journey. He also joined me when I was in South America but started in Canada, raced my throughout the Journey in South America and the start of Africa, we were very competitive in beating each other and I did give him permission to try and beat me altogether. When I said this I knew I wasn’t going to lose the competition/record without a fight and over the next few days/week I completed around 20 - 30 legs every day and soon I was way ahead of him. To this day I believe he has only made it to Europe unfortunately.
@Qantas094 for his support. He also joined me on the last leg to Mongolia so I’m very thankful for him coming along.
@EyesSkyward also joined me to make the flight of three on my last leg so I thank you also for coming along.
And of course all of you guys on the IFC for your support over last year to complete this journey, I probably wouldn’t have done this challenge if it was for the feedback I received.
Goodbye until next time and Happy Landings!