I started my around the world (RTW) flight yesterday – September 25, 2012 – and boy is it a doozy. There are 32 legs starting and ending at San Diego, California, USA – KSAN. I’ll cover all 7 continents and land at the “10 Most Extreme” airports (at least according to the History Channel’s TV show.) I’m really doing this flight to win some awards at a virtual airline I fly for – Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo.
I’ll post regular updates on my mobile website: http://m.teamsiems.com/FDC-RTW.php
This isn’t the first time I’ve flown around the virtual world, but it is the longest trip I will have made.
Well things sort of went haywire in Cairo (HECA). First my online client crashed then my Flight Simulator crashed. I was waylaid for 2 months trying to fix both. I finally made it to Jakarta (WIII) on January 26. Now it’s a matter of keeping the planes running and hoping the network stays up.
I finally made it back to San Diego on June 9 – almost 9 months after I started! All but 4 legs were revenue flights and all were online on VATSIM. I flew more than 40,000 nautical miles.