COUNTRY NUMBER #52 #53 & #54:
🥳 SOUTH AFRICA, ESWATINI & LESOTHO 🥳
Flight Number: SA53
Route: Accra (DGAA) - Johannesburg (FAOR) - Eswatini (FDSK) - Maseru (FXMM)
Aircraft: South African Airways A330-300
I don’t think I have to tell you where this nation is located, but here’s a lesser known fact: South Africa is the only nation in the world to have three official capitals which are Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town. The nation is home to many valuable crystals and minerals, it was once the world’s largest gold producer, and is today the largest producer of platinum. South Africa is home to the great Nelson Mandela, who helped topple the white minority ruled apartheid system. The nation is known to be the “Rainbow Nation” due to its diverse population. Springbok is national animal of South Africa, notably referenced in the callsign of the flag carrier, South African Airways.
You may have heard of this nation as that one country which changed its name back in 2018, but Eswatini is certainly more than that. The nation is a tourist favorite and amongst due to its status as one of the most scenic places on the African continent. The nation is home to the oldest mine in the world: the Ngwenya Mine.
Lesotho is a nation within a nation, surrounded on all sides by South Africa. It is known as “the Kingdom of the Sky” because it’s the only nation that is entirely above 1,000 meters. A person from Lesotho is called a Mosotho, and a group of people from Lesotho are called Basotho. The official language is Sesotho.
54 OUT OF 54 COUNTRIES DONE!!!
Hey all! So we’ve finally reached the end. This really has been a great experience!
I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout this journey, whether if you joined one of my flights, a close follower of the thread, an ATC on one of my flights or even just someone who’s a fan of Africa, I appreciate you for helping me get here. I’d also like to shout out everyone who were inspired by my thread, to encourage others to fly to places and regions many overlook. As I promised before, here are some stats:
First flight: Port Sudan (HSPN) - Khartoum (HSSK), Sudan Airways A320 (Generic)
Out of 54 flights/sectors, 32 of them was flown on a generic livery.
Out of every airport visited, 5 of them were 3D.
Most used aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Most used livery: Asky Airlines Boeing 737-800 (Generic)
Last flight: Accra (DGAA) - Johannesburg (FAOR) - Lubombo (FDSK) - Maseru (FXMM)
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