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Rolf Martin FRIEDEN & Manfred Melloh


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Piper Comanche PA24/260C


Realizing a "Once in a Lifetime Dream"

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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2009
Jul 2009
Wed 15 Jul 17:16 62. Epilog
Sun 12 Jul 21:22 61. Final Leg and Homecoming: Carcassonne France LFMK to La Côte LSGP Switzerland 12.07.2009 - 986 NM - 1:58H rs. 46:24.40N 6:15.50E
Sat 11 Jul 19:22 60. Gibraltar LXGB to Carcassonne France LFMK 11.07.2009 - 665 NM - 4:22Hrs. 43:13.00N 2:18.60E
Fri 10 Jul 17:17 59. Santa Maria Azores LPAZ to Tanger Morocco and Gibraltar LXGB 10.07.2009 - 986 NM - 6:58Hrs. 36:09.10N 5:20.90W
Wed 08 Jul 20:59 58. St John's New Found land Canada (CYYT) to Santa Maria Azores (LPAZ) 8.07.2009 - 1375 NM - 10:08Hrs. 36:58.30N 25:10.30W
Mon 06 Jul 18:49 57. Bangor Main (KBGR) to St John's New Found land Canada (CYYT) 6.07.2009 - 716 NM - 43:45Hrs. 47:37.10N 52:45.10W
Sat 04 Jul 21:54 56. Buffalo Niagara Falls (KBUF) to Bangor Main (KBGR) 4.07.2009 - 531 NM - 3:07 Hrs. 44:49.20N 68:49.60W
Fri 03 Jul 12:50 55. Dayton Wright Brothers (KMGY) to Buffalo Niagara Falls (KBUF) 3.07.2009 - 386NM - 2:28 Hrs. 42:56.40N 78:43.90W
Jun 2009
Tue 30 Jun 21:44 54. Clermont Co (I69) to Dayton Wright Brothers (KMGY) 30.06.2009 - 21NM - 0:21 Hrs. 39:35.50N 84:13.40W
Tue 30 Jun 18:50 53. Cincinnati - Ohio (KTYS) to Clermont Co (I69) 30.06.2009 - 21NM - 0:08 Hrs. 39:35.50N 84:13.40W
Mon 29 Jun 18:41 52. Bartow - Florida, KBOW - Cincinnati - Ohio KTYS 29.06.2009 - 712NM - 5:33 Hrs. 39:02.70N 84:39.70W
May 2009
Tue 05 May 17:34 51. Hawk's Nest on Cat Island, Bahamas (MYCH). - Bartow Florida - 4.5. 2009, 560NM, 4:30 Hrs of flight 27:56.60N 81:47.00W
Sun 03 May 16:31 50. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC) - Hawk's Nest on Cat Island, Bahamas (MYCH). 3.5. 2009, 580NM, 4:30 Hrs. flight 24:09.00N 75:31.00W
Apr 2009
Wed 29 Apr 12:32 49. Panama City (MPTO)- Punta Cana Dominican Republic (MDPC) 29.4.2009, 872NM, 6:30 Hrs flight 18:34.00N 68:21.80W
Sun 26 Apr 17:27 48. Guayaquil, Ecuador (SEGU) - Panama City (MPTO) 26.4.2009, 674NM, 5:12 Hrs flight 9:04.30N 79:23.00W
Sat 25 Apr 12:21 47. Trujillo, Peru - Guayaquil, Ecuador- 25.4.2009, 467NM, 3:06 Hrs flight 2:09.50S 79:53.00W
Fri 24 Apr 22:05 46. Arica, Chile to Trujillo, Peru, - 24.4.2009 - 2'150 Km, 6:09Hrs flight 8:05.00S 79:07.00W
Thu 23 Apr 17:12 44. SANTIAGO, Chile (SCTB) - 23.4.2009 18:20.91S 70:20.32W
Thu 23 Apr 08:16 45. Santiago to ARICA, Chile - 23/24.4.2009 2'200 Km, 7:00Hrs 18:20.91S 70:20.32W
Mon 20 Apr 09:49 44. ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND - TOBALABA-SANTIAGO-Chile, SCTB - 20.4.2009 - 458NM - 3:00hrs 33:27.20S 70:32.60W
Thu 16 Apr 22:37 42 RAPA NUI - EASTER ISLAND, CHILE, SCIP (part 2) - 11/ 16.4.2009
Thu 16 Apr 13:31 43. Flight planning ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND Chile, SCRC - 17.4.2009 - 1618NM - 12:21 33:39.60S 78:58.20W
Sat 11 Apr 11:29 41 RAPA NUI - EASTER ISLAND, CHILE, SCIP (part 1) - 11/ 16.4.2009 27:09.90S 109:25.60W
Sat 11 Apr 02:50 40 Totegegie on Mangareva Atoll to Easter Island 1402nm 10h30 23:05.00S 134:53.00W
Thu 09 Apr 05:15 39 Totegegie, Mangareva Gambier Islands 23:05.00S 134:53.00W
Wed 08 Apr 15:02 38 Papeete, French Polynesia to Totegegie, Gambier Islands, NTGJ - 08.04.2009 - 892NM- 6:20
Mon 06 Apr 15:16 37 Start of Stage 3. Papeete to Maupiti, French Polynesia, NTMP - 06/07.04.2009 - 165NM- 1:10 16:25.70S 152:14.60W
Feb 2009
Tue 03 Feb 05:48 36 TAHITI, FRENCH POLYNESIA - End of Stage 2
Jan 2009
Fri 30 Jan 16:32 35. Aitutaki, Cook Islands to TAHITI, FRENCH POLINESIA, NTAA, FAAA - 28.1.2009 - 584NM - 3:56 17:33.50S 149:36.70W
Wed 28 Jan 19:42 34. Rarotonga, Cook Islands to AITUTAKI ISLAND,NCAI - 26.1.2009 - 142 NM - 1:10 18:49.80S 159:46.00W
Sun 25 Jan 04:14 33. RAROTONGA (COOK ISLANDS), NCRG - 22/26.1.2009 - 814 NM - 5:56h 21:11.80S 159:47.90W
Thu 22 Jan 09:12 32. VAVA' U ,TONGA - 21.1.2009 - 172NM - 1:17h 18:34.90S 173:58.10W
Wed 21 Jan 20:31 31. An Invitation for a Day trip to Vava'u with the King's Beech 18
Wed 21 Jan 20:00 30. FUA' AMOTU, TONGA, NFTF - 19.1.2009 - 468NM - 3:35 , 21:14.60S 175:08.60W
Tue 20 Jan 09:57 30. FUA' AMOTU, TONGA, NFTF - 19.1.2009 - 468NM - 3:35 , 21:14.60S 175:08.60W
Sun 18 Jan 11:54 29. Port Vila to NADI, FIJDI , NFFN -18.1. 2009 - 522NM - 3:31 17:45.40S 177:26.60E
Sat 17 Jan 11:40 28 PORT VILA, VANUATU,NVVV - 16/17.1.2009 - 285NM - 2:54 17:39.70S 168:14.60E
Thu 15 Jan 12:22 27 NUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA, NWWW - 14/16.1.2009 - 431NM - 3:14 22:00.30S 166:12.70E
Mon 12 Jan 21:36 26 NORFOLK ISLAND, YYSNF - 12 /14 .1.2009 - 431NM- 3:14 29:02.60S 167:56.10E
Thu 08 Jan 17:13 25. LORD HOWE ISLAND, YLHI - 9 /10 .1.2009 - A restful stay at a beautiful place 31:32.50S 159:04.80E
Thu 08 Jan 17:02 24. LORD HOWE ISLAND, YLHI - 9.1.2009 - 482NM - 2:27 31:32.50S 159:04.80E
Thu 08 Jan 17:02 23. Gold Coast,YBGC - 9.1.2009 - 131NM - 0:58 28:10.00S 153:30.20E
Tue 06 Jan 10:28 22. Ballina,YBNA - 6.1.2009 - 50NM - 0:21 28:10.00S 153:30.27E
2008
Jul 2008
Wed 23 Jul 09:48 21. MURWILLUMBAH, YMUR, (NSW) - 23.07.08 - 315NM - 2:54 28:10.00S 153:30.20E
Wed 23 Jul 09:34 20. WARNERVALE, YWVA, (Sydney) - 23.07.08 - 325NM - 2:36 33:56.50S 151:10.30E
Sat 19 Jul 12:15 19. DENNILIQUIN, YDLQ, (NSW) - 313NM - 2:00 35:33.44S 144:56.47E
Wed 16 Jul 16:38 18. ADELAIDE, YPPF, (Australia) - 16.07.08 - 398NM - 2:50 34:47.70S 138:37.90E
Tue 15 Jul 17:31 17. COOBER PEDY, YCBP, (Australia) - 15.07.08 - 2:08 29:02.50S 134:43.20E
Mon 14 Jul 16:35 16. AYERS ROCK, YAYE, (Australia) - 14.07.08 - 17:35 - 370NM - 2:10 25:11.02S 130:58.40E
Fri 11 Jul 13:38 15. ALICE SPRINGS, YBAS, (Australia) - 11.07.08 - 676NM - 5:36 23:47.80S 133:52.60E
Thu 10 Jul 16:35 14. BROOME, YCIN, (Australia) - 10.07.08- 676NM - 5:30 17:35.00S 123:49.60E
Mon 07 Jul 14:36 13 BALI, WAAD, (Indonesia) - 6.07.08 - 570NM - 5:36 8:44.90S 115:10.20E
Fri 04 Jul 16:08 12. CHRISTMAS ISLAND; YPXM, (Australia) - 720NM - 4:15 10:27.10S 105:41.40E
Thu 03 Jul 15:15 11. SELETAR, WSSL, (Singapore) -3.07.08 - 521NM - 4:15 1:25.00N 103:52.20E
Jun 2008
Sun 29 Jun 18:02 10. PHUKET, VTSP, (Thailand) - 29.06.08 - 1097NM - 9:02 8:06.60N 98:18.80E
Sat 28 Jun 14:10 9. COLOMBO, VCBI, (Sri Lanka) - 419NM - 3:10 7:10.70N 79:53.00E
Wed 25 Jun 09:54 8. MALE, VRMM, (Maldives) - 25.06.08 - 1461NM - 10:54 4:11.40N 73:32.00E
Tue 24 Jun 00:35 7. MUSCAT, OOMS, (Oman) - 24.06.08 - 188NM - 1:35 23:35.50N 58:16.90E
Sun 22 Jun 08:19 6. DUBAY, OMDB, (U.A.E.) - 22.06.08 - 1226NM - 9:19 25:15.00N 55:21.70E
Fri 20 Jun 20:26 5. LUXOR, HELX, (Egypt) - 20.06.08 -1237NM -10:02 25:40.20N 32:42.30E
Thu 19 Jun 16:15 4. Dubrovnik, LDDU, (Croatia) -19.06.08 - 115NM - 1:05 42:33.70N 18:16.40E
Thu 19 Jun 15:53 3. BRINDIDI, LIBR, (Italy) - 19.06.08 - 612NM - 4:53 40:39.50N 17:56.80E
Thu 19 Jun 08:18 1. Geneva LSGG - Switzerland - 19.06.08 - 12NM - 0:10 46:14.30N 6:06.70E
Mar 2008
Thu 06 Mar 12:45 The Aircraft HB-PON
Thu 06 Mar 12:35 Round the World Flight HB-PON , 2008 / 2009
2006
Aug 2006
Sat 05 Aug 18:32 Part II The return Flight: Carcassonne, France to Geneva and La Côte, Switzerland 46:24.40N 6:15.50E
Fri 04 Aug 19:26 Part II The return Flight: Marrakech, Morocco via Almeria, Spain to Carcassonne, France 43:23.00N 2:18.60E
Wed 02 Aug 19:18 Part II The return Flight, Lanzerote, Canary Island to Marrakech, Morocco 31:36.70N 8:02.50W
Tue 01 Aug 19:11 Part II The return Flight, Dakar, Senegal via Mauretania and southern Morocco to Lanzerote, Canary Island 28:56.60N 13:36.12W
Jul 2006
Sun 30 Jul 19:45 Part II The return Flight, Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso via Bamako, Mali to Dakar, Senegal 14:44.60N 17:29.90W
Sat 29 Jul 17:38 Part II The return Flight, Sao Tomé Island to Lomé, Togo to Ouagadougou, Burkino F aso 12:21.20N 1:30.70W
Tue 25 Jul 17:59 Part II The return Flight, Port Gen til, Gabon to Sao Tomé Island 0:23.00S 6:43.00E
Tue 25 Jul 11:53 Part II The return Flight, Pointe Noir, Rep. of Congo to Port Gentil, Gabon 0:43.20S 8:45.10E
Mon 24 Jul 19:49 Part II The return Flight, Etosha Pan via Ondangwa, Namibia to Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo 4:48.80S 11:53.12E
Fri 21 Jul 18:43 Part II The return Flight, Windkoek to Namutoni Etosha Pan, Namibia 18:48.00S 16:56.00E
Thu 20 Jul 19:33 Part II The return Flight, Walfish Bay to Windkoek, Namibia 22:28.90S 17:28.40E
Wed 19 Jul 20:59 Part II The return Flight, Cape Town, South Africa to Walfish Bay, Namibia 22:59.00S 14:39.00E
Tue 18 Jul 18:25 Part II The return Flight, George to Cape Town, South Africa 33:58.10S 18:36.40E
Mon 17 Jul 19:31 Part II The return Flight, Johannesburg - George, South Africa 34:00.40S 22:22.50E
May 2006
Sat 20 May 22:59 Part I. Xugana Lodge via Maun, Botswana to Lanseria Johannesburg in South Africa 25:56.00S 27:55.40E
Fri 19 May 17:35 Part I. Qway River Lodge to Xugana Lodge, Botswana, 18:23.00S 21:50.00E
Thu 18 May 20:45 Part I. Viczoria Falls, Zimbabwe via Kasane to the Quay River Lodge, Botswana 19:09.10S 23:47.00E
Tue 16 May 18:36 Part I. Makokolo Lodge, Malawi to Viczoria Falls, Zimbabwe 18:05.60S 25:50.50E
Fri 12 May 17:30 Part I. Kilimanjaro, Tansania via Lilongwe to Makokolo Lodge, Malawi 14:29.00S 35:15.00E
Wed 10 May 19:24 Part I. Malindi, Kenya to Kilimanjaro, Tansania 3:25.70S 37:04.40E
Mon 08 May 16:54 Part I. Djibouti to Malindi, Kenya 3:13.40S 40:05.90E
Sun 07 May 21:49 Part I. Khartoum, Sudan to Djibouti. - What a unexpected Surprise! 11:32.80N 43:09.50E
Sun 07 May 15:03 Continuing alone for the rest of the Trip 15:35.90N 32:33.50E
Fri 05 May 19:33 Part I. Heraklion, Greece to Luxor,Egypt 25:40.20N 32:42.30E
Wed 03 May 20:03 Part I. Brindisi, Italy to Heraklion, Greece 35:20.30N 25:10.70E
Tue 02 May 17:10 Part I. Geneva to Brindisi, Italy 40:39.50N 17:56.80E
Mon 01 May 11:40 A Dream of Africa 46:24.40N 6:15.50E
Apr 2006
Tue 25 Apr 11:35 A Dream of Africa. The preparations....
2005
Dec 2005
Mon 26 Dec 18:03 Rolf Frieden shares here his emotions: 46:24.40N 6:15.50E
Sun 04 Dec 13:13 The legendary Pioneers
Fri 02 Dec 23:58 The flight back home (Murcia, Spain via Geneva to La Côte, Switzerland) 46:24.40N 6:15.50E
Thu 01 Dec 20:13 The flight back home (Lanzerote Canary Islands to Murcia, Spain) 37:46.60N 0:48.70W
Nov 2005
Wed 30 Nov 19:34 The flight back home (St Louis, Senegal to Lanzerote Canary Islands) 28:56.60N 13:36.20W
Tue 29 Nov 21:21 The flight back home (Dakar to St Louis, Senegal) 16:02.50N 16:27.50W
Sun 27 Nov 21:13 The flight back home (Recife, Brazil to Dakar, Senegal) 14:44.60N 17:29.90W
Sat 26 Nov 13:57 The flight back home ( Belem, Brazil to Recife) 8:07.60S 34:55.30W
Wed 23 Nov 20:49 The flight back home ( Cayenne, French Guayana to Belem, Brazil) 1:23.10S 48:28.70W
Tue 22 Nov 20:34 The flight back home (Tobago via Trinidad to Cayenne, French Guayana) 4:49.10N 52:21.70W
Mon 21 Nov 21:08 The flight back home (San Marteen Island to Tobago) 11:08.80N 60:50.40W
Sun 20 Nov 21:56 The flight back home (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to San Marteen Island) 18:02.30N 63:06.70W
Thu 17 Nov 19:47 The flight back home ( Hawks Nest on Cat Island, Bahamas to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) 18:33.80N 68:22.20W
Wed 16 Nov 19:25 The flight back home (Panama City, Florida via Freeport, Grand Bahama to Hawks Nest on Cat Island, Bahamas) 23:33.70N 75:52.40W
Tue 15 Nov 19:08 The flight back home (North Plate, Nebraska to Panama City, Florida) 30:12.70N 85:40.90W
Mon 14 Nov 20:33 The flight back home (Las Vegas, Nevada to North Plate, Nebraska) 41:04.60N 102:27.80W
Sun 13 Nov 23:44 The flight back to Switzerland (Tulare, California to Las Vegas ,Nevada) 36:12.70N 115:11.80W
Sat 12 Nov 13:29 Stage 2. The flight back to Europe (Tulare, to Palo Alto California) 37:27.60N 122:06.80W
Thu 10 Nov 13:11 Beginning of Stage 2. Preparing for the return flight (Tulare, to Palo Alto California) 37:27.60N 122:06.80W
Aug 2005
Thu 18 Aug 11:59 The flight westward to California (Las Vegas, new Mexico to Tulare, California) 36:09.40N 119:19.60W
Wed 17 Aug 20:06 The flight westward to California (Fond du Lac to Las Vegas, New Mexico) 35:39.20N 105:08.50W
Sun 14 Aug 22:59 The flight westward to California (Buffalo, Niagra Falls, New York to Fond du Lac) 43:46.20N 88:29.30W
Sun 14 Aug 11:35 The flight westward to California (Toronto Canada to Buffalo USA) 42:56.40N 78:43.90W
Sat 13 Aug 20:54 The flight westward to California (Chibougamau to Toronto Canada) 49:46.30N 74:31.60W
Fri 12 Aug 22:59 The flight westward to California (La Grande Rivière to Chibougamau) 49:46.30N 74:31.60W
Fri 12 Aug 18:21 The flight westward to California (Ik aluit in northern Canada to la Grande Riviè re) 53:37.50N 77:42.20W
Thu 11 Aug 20:59 The flight westward to California (Sondrestrom Fjord, Greenland to Iqualuit in Northern Canada) 63:45.40N 68:33.30W
Thu 11 Aug 20:23 The flight westward to California (Reykiavik, Iceland to Sondrestrom Fjord, Greenland) 67:01.10N 50:41.60W
Wed 10 Aug 11:16 The flight westward to California ( Wick to Reykiavik) 64:07.70N 21:56.50W
Tue 09 Aug 21:29 The flight westward to California (Geneva via the Island of Jersey to Wick in northern Scotland) 58:27.40N 3:05.70W
Mon 01 Aug 21:22 The Planning Phase for this long range trip to California and back
Mon 01 Aug 17:16 31'000 Kilometers for a Newly Overhauled and upgraded Piper Comanche