KBUR to the world - My world tour!

The other day, I decided I am going to fly an IF world tour, starting and ending in KBUR!

My Goals:

-explore all 7 continents… yes, 7!
-be as realistic as possible (down to the gates used, real-world flight plans, etc.)
-hop each major ocean with the shortest possible flight time.

weirdly, I haven’t planned every leg of my route yet, so join me in winging it (no pun intended) around the globe! all legs will be posted in the comments.

PHOTOS

after every leg I will choose 10 to 15 photos and add them to the comment when i finish the leg, and I will add a poll for YOU to select your favorite! When I finish this journey, I will take all of the highest voted photos and have you guys vote for the winner! And I’m traveling all across the world and thought it would be interesting to see where you all thought was the coolest!

Legs accomplished:

KBUR-KHOU
KHOU-MMUN
MMUN-MROC
MROC-SKBO
SKBO-SPJC

Legs in flight:

SPJC-SCEL

Legs planned:

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Leg #1

Flight: Southwest 3380
Route: KBUR-KHOU
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Livery: Southwest - Canyon Blue
Flight Time: 2:49
METAR: KHOU 202253Z 16018G28KT 10SM SCT032 BKN065 26/19 A2994 RMK AO2 PK WND 16028/2251 SLP145 T02560194
Realism info: This flight was operated by southwest but southwest has been really weird with this schedule. KBUR-KHOU operates from JUN-SEP, and KHOU-KBUR permanently ended earlier this april. I found the last KHOU-KBUR flight and used those gates and livery

IFOperations Report:

Photos:

#1 Pushback from gate A1


#2 Entering Runway 15

#3 Climbing turn heading 210

#4 Climbing over the San Gabriel Mountains

#5 Flying over El Paso

#6 Gear down 5 nm out of KHOU

#7 Passenger view - short final

#8 Passenger view - touch down

#9 Touch down

#10 Pulling into gate 41 @ KHOU

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All 7 continents

antarctica doesn’t have commercial operations 😁

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Lol 😂 true

They do a bit of charters for cruises. Could fly a BBJ out of Ushuaia or Cape Town or really anywhere. I know someone who chartered some Bae plane to an island there.

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i may just have to include this! thank you!

Leg #2

Flight: Frontier 42
Route: KHOU-MMUN
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200
Livery: Frontier - Hugh the Manatee
Flight Time: 1:43
METAR: MMUN 210240Z 08008KT 7SM FEW015 26/22 A3004 RMK SLP174 52013 951 8/500
Realism info: This flight is operated by southwest and frontier, but southwest was my carrier on my first leg so I chose frontier. IRL frontier begins service on this route May 26, 2022 with an A320 neo, so I chose the closest livery to match the neo and used the gates of prior frontier service.

IFOperations Report:

Photos:

#1 Parked and loading up for this routes inaugural flight!


#2 Pushback approved!

#3 entering runway 13R

#4 Heavy crosswind-is takeoff!


#5 Goodbye KHOU!

#6 the vast nothingness of the gulf of mexico!

#7 Scorpion reef national park!

#8 off the coast of the yucatán peninsula!

#9 Gear down!

#10 Cockpit of plane waiting - short final

#11 Cockpit of plane waiting - Touch down

#12 Cockpit of plane waiting - spoilers + reverse thrust

#13 “Frontier Flight 42, turn right on the next taxiway”

#14 Welcome to the beautiful beaches of Cancún!

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Good luck with your world tour!

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Leg #3

Flight: Avianca Costa Rica 651
Route: MMUN-MROC
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200
Livery: Avianca
Flight Time: 1:45
METAR: MROC 212218Z VRB05KT 3000 RA BR SCT015 OVC030 21/19 A3006 NOSIG
Realism info: This flight is operated by many airlines, but I found my most realistic option would be this Avianca A320. This flight is technically operated by Avianca Costa Rica, but they have the same livery as Avianca. Though Avianca usually uses an A319, i found it acceptable to use and A320 as an A320 was used on 4-16-22. I could have used a Volaris A319, but the flight is operated by Volaris Costa Rica which has a slightly different livery.

IFOperations Report:

Photos:

#1 Pushback out of Terminal 2 @ MMUN


#2 Entering Runway 12R

#3 Gear up after a heavy crosswind takeoff

#4 Coral reefs off the coast of cancun

#5 the beautiful coastline of cancun

#6 Flying over Utila, Honduras

#7 Approaching the vast mountains of Honduras
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#8 ⛰ - Left

#9 ⛰ - Right

#10 Descending into the rain in the valley!

#11 The treacherous approach onto runway 25 at SJO/MROC

#12 50, 40, 30, 20, 10

#13 Iberia 6331, line up and wait runway 25

#14 Taxiing to gate A11

#15 the end and beginning of a flight

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Leg #4

Flight: Volaris Costa Rica 4102
Route: MROC-SKBO
Aircraft: Airbus A319-100
Livery: Volaris
Flight Time: 1:49
METAR: SKBO 231200Z VRB02KT 9999 VCSH BKN015 SCT070 12/11 Q1026 NOSIG RMK VCSH/N A3032
Realism info: This flight IRL is operated by Avianca A320 and a Volaris Costa Rica A319. i’d like to not reuse liveries, so i opted for the Volaris plane. unfortunately volaris costa rica’s livery has slightly different text, but that’s fine. I used the same gate I flew into for San Jose and a real gate with Volaris at Bogota as volaris begins this route in may

IFOperations Report:

Photos:

#1 Loading up at Gate A11


#2 lining up on RWY 07

#3 V1, Rotate

#4 Positive rate, Gear up

#5 Climbing out of Costa Rica pt.1

#6 Climbing out of Costa Rica pt. 2

#7 Approaching Colombia 🇨🇴

#8 The mountains of Colombia pt.1

#9 The mountains of Colombia pt.2

#10 The mountains of Colombia pt.3

#11 The mountains of Colombia pt.4

#12 Another steep approach!

#13 10ft above the runway

#14 A slow stop at 8360ft above sea level!

#15 exiting RWY 31R

#16 taxiing to gate

#17 Terminal 1 Gate 34 @ SKBO!

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Leg #5

Flight: SKY Airline 5557
Route: SKBO-SPJC
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200
Livery: SKY Airline
Flight Time: 2:24
METAR: SKBO 231800Z 32010KT 9999 VCSH SCT020TCU 20/13 Q1024 NOSIG RMK TCU VCSH/NE A3025
Realism info: This flight is operated by SKY Airline Peru (same livery as SKY Airline) but IF doesnt have SKY Airline Peru’s callsign so i used SKY Airline’s callsign (aerosky). I used the same gate i arrived into lima with and a real SKY Airline gate (route doesn’t start until june)

IFOperations Report:


I don’t know why it says 787-9, i was in an A320

Photos:

#1 Pushback approved!


#2 Entering RWY 31R

#3 V1, Rotate

#4 Positive Rate, Gear up

#5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 ⛰ & 🏔





#10, 11, and 12 landing!



#13 welcome to lima!

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Leg #6

Flight: LATAM Peru 2377
Route: SPJC-SCEL
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9
Livery: LATAM
Flight Time: 2:55
METAR: SCEL 240200Z 16009KT 9999 BKN170 17/08 Q1014 NOSIG
Realism info: Nothing much to say, used all real gates, flight numbers, planes, liveries, etc!

IFOperations Report:

Photos:

#1 Parked next to LAN 767-300!


#2 Entering RWY 15!

#3 V1, Rotate!

#4 Positive Rate, Gear up

#5, 6, 7, and 8 cruise views 😎



#9 5nm final!

#10 my smoothest and best centerline/touchdown zone landing yet!


#11 taxiing to terminal 2 in Santiago!

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please someone be on my dead topic 😭 also vote for any of these bc I’m not gonna post the next leg until i have a vote on leg 6

Picture 11 for me ^^

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