From South Lodge to the Airport (4:30 am). This was an adventure. We booked a friend's friend to take me. The previous day, he took us to Zantel - to speak with their engineers about my mobile medicine project. I noted his fuel gauge registered 0 - but thought, oh well, its broken. But on the way to the Dar es Salaam airport - we ran out of fuel. Must be a regular event. The driver flagged down a motorcycle guy who sold him 1 L of petrol - disconnected the fuel line from his tank and filled a 1 L milk bottle. We poured this into the car (taxi) and it started (nice). We then drove another kilometer (see break in the magenta line - where we pulled under the roof of the station) to a petrol station, and promptly added 5000 TS of petrol (3.28 L). I got to the airport - no problem. But the next client, who knows.
I was not able to get a window seat - so no GPS tracks from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg. Here is the flight path of SQ 479 - sort of my home away from home - from Johannesburg to Changi. I actually slept. Wonderful crew - both on the flight deck as well as in the cabins.
Altitude Profile, SQ 479 - Altitude from my Garmin GPS is off by about 800 meters
Comparing flight paths of SQ 478 (To Johannesburg) with SQ 479 (from Johannesburg)
The captain make a few photos and video of the cockpit area. Lighting was not great - but nice photos and reminder of a nice flight.
Inside the Cockpit
Nice fuzzy captain's chair
Instruments with a bit of distant clutter on the radar
C. Frank Starmer