Goodbye 2020, a bittersweet year

2020


Introduction

2020, frankly has been an awful year in general. COVID-19 caused a virtual shutdown of the planet, many people lost their jobs and many also paid the ultimate price with their life. My thought go out to all who lost a loved one. While the world around us shutdown, the Infinite Flight Community became more and more vibrant. As always, this community has always been like a big, complicated family which eventually finds a way forward. Itโ€™s refreshing seeing the many topics created by many users which were full of positivity.

Back to Infinite Flight, as a longtime user of the sim and of the community, its refreshing to see the many new updates that have arrived within the past year, from the mighty 777 rework to the modest soft rework of the 737NG family. Add the 757 rework to the collection and one would justifiably say that Infinite Flight saved Christmas, and made the rest of the year tolerable for many.


My flights

As usual, just as any year, I tried to take advantage of the new update to try flying to as many countries as possible. The lockdowns and obviously working from home enabled me to maximise the number of countries covered.

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Map of the various airports covered in 2020

29 Countries visited for the first time

  • Angola ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด
  • Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Bahrain ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Burundi ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • Colombia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
  • Cรดte-dโ€™Ivoire ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Democratic Republic of Congo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
  • Djibouti ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ
  • Ecuador ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ
  • Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Jamaica ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
  • Kuwait ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ
  • Lebanon ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง
  • Liberia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Malawi ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ
  • Maldives ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป
  • Mali ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Malta ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Mozambique ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
  • Oman ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ
  • Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Republic of Congo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Rwanda ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ
  • Senegal ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • Sierra Leone ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Somalia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด
  • Zambia ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
  • Zimbabwe ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ

While 42 Other countries were also visited

  • Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น
  • Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
  • Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
  • Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
  • Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
  • Panama ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
  • Qatar ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ
  • Tanzania ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ
  • Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
  • United Arab Emirates ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
  • United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

Majority of the new countries visited are in Africa and South America. In total 71 countries were visited.

  • 1507730km covered in total, nearly double the distance covered in 2019.
  • Average distance per sector was 5076km.
  • The longest flight performed was Auckland to Dubai operated by the Emirates 777-300ER at 14200km, with flight times of nearly 17 hours, however by distance covered, Heathrow to Perth on the Qantas 787 at 14500km took the crown, though the tailwinds shortened the flight time.
  • The shortest flight was Kigali to Bujumbura operated by the Kenya Airways 737-800 at 175km with the flight barely exceeding 30 minutes.

As the year ends, Iโ€™d like to wish all of you here, a happy new year, and cheers to new beginnings.


Hopefully 2021 will be as beautiful as this view


My 2019 topic

2020 year in review topic by the Infinite Flight team


As of now, Iโ€™ll retire quietly till next year ๐Ÿ˜‰
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