Malé Maldives VRMM Maldives to Colombo VCBI in Sri Lanka
Having checked the weather en route, clearing customs at
and refueling HB-PON, we took off and flew a circle
Malé Island and its capital and then flew along an island
in the Male Athol towards the north east.
Aircraft carrier Island....
Heading north east
Weather en route was great, except when we approached Sri
mainland, we saw some CB's around and some low clouds.
To keep the approach simple and to avoid clouds and rain
north, we landed with a visual approach at Colombo
Our Handling agent was waiting for us at the assigned parking position
very large passenger bus took us to the main inter-national terminal.
airport we booked into a nice hotel, the Cinnamon Grand, in down
town just 45
minutes away by taxi cab.
Now we are in busy Colombo:
"Tuck-Tuck" the common means of transport
The obligatory shower after our arrival and of course
beers to cool down were next on the agenda. In the hotels
pub, the Cheers Bar, we later enjoyed a rather not so
dinner with Spare ribs, some more Heinekens Bed time was
to enable us to be awaken early next morning at 04h00,
planned take-off at 06h00.