Part II The return Flight: Carcassonne, France to Geneva and La Côte, Switzerland

Round the World Flight with HB-PON 2008/09
Rolf Martin FRIEDEN & Manfred Melloh
Sat 5 Aug 2006 18:32
46:24.4N 006:15.5E

Day 20, Wednesday 05AUG98

Carcassonne/France – Geneva/Switzerland – La Côte/Switzerland


As always, weather was a constant watch, our lastday no exception. A clear flying day however to
Geneva, on a perfect sunny afternoon with Mont Blanc to our right.

“HOTEL-OSCAR-NOVEMBER, you are cleared toland ILS 05”. Charlie Charlie!

We cheered happily as the wheels touched the runway after a long, unforgettable journey.
A superb experience we were allowed to livein the past four month, since leaving
Geneva/Switzerland on may 2nd……

Don’t let life pass by you…. Size the moments.

We did!

Statistics of the trip:

During a period of just over three month, in 40 days actual travelling, 108 flying hours, average
speed 150 knots, 29000 kilometers, 36 landings, 36 countries, 5400 liters of Avgas (average price per
liter: $ 1.05). Cheapest fuel: US$0,43 per liter in Walfish Bay, Namibia, dearestFuel: US$ 5.17 per litre
in Pointe Noire, Congo.

Time to prepare the entire flight adventure 300+ man-hours.