Christmas Isl. YPXM to Bali WADD
Early start with a wakeup call at 07:00, we met Andy, the airport
airport, and completed the paperwork and paid the outrageous high
handling charges of nearly 4oo.- Dollars.
We left in overcast weather and first circumnavigated the clouds in VMC
reach our cruising level 110, en directly en route to Bali.
Half way on our way to Bali, we were diverted by Indonesian control, to
over the Indonesian Islands and alongside of some very impressive
keep away from the Military areas.
Volcano’s approaching the Indonesian Mainland
This diversion added an additional hour to our original flight plan.
Bali Island, we were greeted by numerous CB built ups and low clouds.
point we decided
to cancel IFR, slip under the clouds and approach the Bali
Airstrip VFR, this due
to our defective Artificial Horizon.
This was otherwise an uneventful arrival at Bali. With official customs
Immigration to clear,
took some time to get transport to our hotel in the central part of
Bali. We ended
into the Maxi Hotel, right in the centre of the busy town, where all
We were both pretty tired at this stage and decided to stay an extra
day to see
a bit more of
this famous place.
Fruit market on our way
The hired car and the driver arrived next morning to show us around
Island and to drive us up to The nearby Volcano “ …….“ at 1’700 Meter
What if the volcano blows?.....
We had a great day out. Back in town we did some shopping, buying cheap
completed all the paperwork and flight planning and logs.
We called it again an early night for
our flight on to Broome in Western Australia the next day.