4. Dubrovnik, LDDU, (Croatia) -19.06.08 - 115NM - 1:05

Round the World Flight with HB-PON 2008/09
Rolf Martin FRIEDEN & Manfred Melloh
Thu 19 Jun 2008 16:15


"42:33.7N 18:16.4E"

After having left the Italian coastline, we headed north east across the Adriatic Sea on to Dubrovnik in Croatia, where we landed  not long after, on a very nice and very long runway.
Very friendly and extremely helpful airport staff made us welcome in a country we both have not visited yet.

In order to continue the next day, early in the morning to Luxor in Egypt, we decided to fill up our bird with 96 US Gallons into the Ferry tank, and we also filled up all six wing tanks to the limit.
Now we could see, HB-PON was extremely heavily loaded for the first time of our Round the World trip and a long distance to cover on to Africa...

A short Taxi drive to the nearby seaside, and we checked in the lovely Iberostar Hotel there.

We both enjoyed a lovely evening meal, with a few cold beers and some wine at the waterfront by the Adriatic Sea.

This was indeed a great spot to stay at longer next time.

First night  - good lights sleep!



Approaching the Croatian coast





Ouff... heavily loaded up for the first time; 20% over gross weight!