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C182 - best route South Africa to Cameroon

Old 5th Dec 2020, 18:49
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C182 - best route South Africa to Cameroon

Hi guys,
What's the best (least hassle and Avgas / Mogas available) route to get a long range 182 up to Cameroon?
Start: Jo'burg
Max range 800nm
Thinking Ondangwa would be the best launch point, where to from there?

Thanks, any advice much appreciated...
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Old 7th Dec 2020, 02:36
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 01:27
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Kinshasa....really? Id avoid Angola and DRC.
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Old 9th Dec 2020, 16:14
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I can't figure out how one can fly from JNB to DLA with a C182 and avoiding Angola and DRC...
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Old 10th Dec 2020, 09:49
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There is a pilot on here who goes by the name of Mobutu who flies commercially in the DRC who will give honest guidance about the DRC....he started the "you know you are in Africa when????" Comedy trail....
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your’re right. I didn’t realize how long Angola was. I’m used to W african countries being 15 minute FIRS.
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Via shipping container...
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Old 19th Dec 2020, 11:49
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NB: shipping an aircraft such as a C-182 by container will most likely result in severe damage. And, you won't be able to repair it and/or put it back together at your destination!

I have flown a C-182 from the U.S. to Gaborone (i.e.: non-stop FOOL-FYWH, just off the coast line, abeam FNMO, Namibia border on the coast, then direct WHV, with a ferry tank though. Non-stop FYWH-FKKD would also be feasible - the ferry tank & installation cost might be less than having to stop). BWDIK.

In your case, and with no ferry tank, you will have to pre-arrange 100LL at each fuel stop; that might be a challenge.
I would go over Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Congo, Gabon. No need to land in DRC!
The attached route is just an example (note that it goes right over FYOA, that would be a good fuel stop).

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