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World Tour Map
2008 Grand World Tour
Operated For Bill Gates and Family By Captain James M. Taylor
49 Days - 38 Flight Segments - a 66,132 nm Circumnavigation Of The Globe Roundtrip From San Francisco

 

Code
  
Location
SFO

San Francisco [Intl], CA, US


Depart KSFO October 7, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 5.2 Hours
Initial Heading: 252° (W) - 2,399 nm


Passengers boarded at 9:00 PM on October 6, 2008 for Champagne Bon Voyage and Dinner with 10 guests including
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Guests deplaned at 11:45 PM.


HNL

Honolulu [Intl], Oahu, HI, US


Depart PHNL October 8, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 5.4 Hours
Initial Heading: 167° (S) - 2,731 nm


Crew treated to a private beach Luau by PAX!

PPT

Papeete [Faa'a], Tahiti, Society Islands, PF


Depart NTAA October 9, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 5.5 Hours
Initial Heading: 231° (SW) - 2,544 nm


Crew treated to Island Tour, Tahitian Dance Show and Dinner by PAX!

AKL

Auckland [Intl], NZ


Depart NZAA October 10, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 6.1 Hours
Initial Heading: 182° (S) - 2,836 nm


Crew treated to Maori Dance Show and Dinner by PAX!

ZWD

McMurdo Station [Williams Field], AQ


Depart NZWD October 12, 2008 at 4:01 AM - 6.0 Hours
Initial Heading: 341° (N) - 3,076 nm


Crew treated to two days with the research scientist and wildlife scientists at New Zealand's McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Living, studying and eating amongst them was a GREAT experience for all.

Landing and taking off on a 10,000 foot ICE runway is exciting! If there is even the slightest breeze, it will push
the aircraft around making it difficult to get traction and rotation speed. Best to fly low and low on approach and
thank you so much Pratt & Whitney for GREAT reversers on these engines!!

Awarded the FSX medal for landing at the Southern most airport in the world!

SYD

Sydney [Kingsford Smith], NSW, AU


Depart YSSY October 13, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 4.5 Hours
Initial Heading: 263° (W) - 2,041 nm


Free day for all Crew to shop, go to the beach, sightsee or what ever they wish to do.

PER

Perth [Intl], WA, AU


Depart YPPH October 14, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 4.9 Hours
Initial Heading: 338° (N) - 2,420 nm


Australian Opal Commemorative World Flight Tour Pins and Dinner given to PAX by the Crew.

SIN

Singapore [Changi Intl], SG


Depart WSSS October 16, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 5.4 Hours
Initial Heading: 15° (N) - 2,780 nm


Duty Free shopping and partying day/night for all PAX. Crew shop, NO PARTY!

PEK

Beijing (Peking) [Capital], Beijing, CN


Depart ZBAA October 17, 2008 at 4:01 AM - 4.3 Hours
Initial Heading: 254° (W) - 1,974 nm


Crew treated to Great Wall and Forbidden City tour and Dinner by PAX.

KTM

Kathmandu [Tribhuvan Intl], NP


Depart VNKT October 18, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 3.2 Hours
Initial Heading: 195° (S) - 1,456 nm


Crew treated to local City/Temple tour and Lunch by PAX.

CMB

Colombo [Bandaranaike Intl], LK


Depart VCBI October 18, 2008 at 11:59 PM - 2.3 Hours
Initial Heading: 330° (NW) - 945 nm


Crew treated to Elephant Bathing and Game Reserve tour with Dinner by PAX.

BOM

Mumbai (Bombay) [Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl (Sahar Intl)], IN


Depart VABB October 20, 2008 at 10:00 PM - 3.6 Hours
Initial Heading: 288° (W) - 1,724 nm


Crew treated to Mumbai city tour and Lunch by PAX.

RUH

Riyadh [King Khalid Airport], SA


Depart OERK October 21, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 4.0 Hours
Initial Heading: 201° (S) - 1,922 nm


Crew treated to Riyadh city tour and Lunch with members of the Royal Saudi family by PAX.

NBO

Nairobi [Jomo Kenyatta], KE


Depart HKJK October 23, 2008 at 8:00 AM - 5.1 Hours
Initial Heading: 205° (SW) - 2,540 nm


Crew treated to two days and one night Kenyan Photo Safari by PAX.

CPT

Cape Town [Cape Town Intl (D.F. Malan)], ZA


Depart FACT October 25, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 5.0 Hours
Initial Heading: 343° (N) - 2,442 nm


South African Diamond Commemorative World Flight Tour Pins and Dinner given to PAX by the Crew.

LBV

Libreville [Leon M'Ba], GA


Depart FOOL October 26, 2008 at 9:05 PM - 4.0 Hours
Initial Heading: 292° (W) - 1,704 nm


Crew treated to Endangered Species tour and Lunch by PAX.

CKY

Conakry [G'bessia], GN


Depart GUCY October 26, 2008 at 11:55 PM - 3.7 Hours
Initial Heading: 13° (N) - 1,740 nm


Refueling stop.

RBA

Rabat [Sale], MA


Depart GMME October 28, 2008 at 12:01 AM - 4.4 Hours
Initial Heading: 86° (E) - 2,242 nm


Crew treated to tours of Casablanca, Casbah and Carpet Factory with Lunch and Dinner by PAX.

CAI

Cairo [Cairo Intl], EG


Depart HECA October 30, 2008 at 11:50 AM - 1.9 Hours
Initial Heading: 349° (N) - 762 nm


Crew treated to tours of Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum with Lunch and Dinner by PAX.

IST

Istanbul [Atatürk/Yesilköy Intl], TR


Depart LTBA October 31, 2008 at 10:05 PM - 2.5 Hours
Initial Heading: 17° (N) - 1,107 nm


Crew treated to Istanbul city tour and Lunch by PAX.

SVO

Moscow [Sheremetyevo 2], RU


Depart UUEE November 1, 2008 at 11:10 PM - 2.0 Hours
Initial Heading : 255° (W) - 717 nm


Crew treated to Moscow city and Kremlin tours with Lunch by PAX.

WAW

Warsaw [Fryderyk Chopin (Okecie)], PL


Depart EPWA November 2, 2008 at 11:30 PM - 1.8 Hours
Initial Heading: 277° (W) - 686 nm


Crew treated to Warsaw city tour, Classical Concert and Lunch by PAX.

AMS

Amsterdam [Schiphol], NL


Depart EHAM November 4, 2008 at 2:00 AM - 1.4 Hours
Initial Heading: 283° (W) - 468 nm


Crew treated to Amsterdam city tour and Ann Frank Museum with Lunch by PAX.

DUB

Dublin, IE


Depart EIDW November 6, 2008 at 4:00 AM - 3.7 Hours
Initial Heading 200° (S) - 1,796 nm


Irish Waterford Crystal Commemorative World Flight Tour Pins and Dinner given to PAX by the Crew.

TFN

Santa Cruz de Tenerife [Tenerife Norte (Los Rodeos)], Tenerife Island, Canary Islands, ES


Depart GCXO November 7, 2008 at 2:25 AM - 2.4 Hours
Initial Heading: 208° (SW) - 911 nm


Hit the beaches and grab some local flavor free day for the Crew!

SID

Sal [Amilcar Cabral], Sal, CV


Depart GVAC November 7, 2008 at 11:55 PM - 4.8 Hours
Initial Heading: 254° (W) - 2,308 nm


Refueling stop.

ORG

Paramaribo [Zorg en Hoop], SR


Depart SMZO November 8, 2008 at 4:00 PM - 4.3 Hours
Initial Heading: 158° (S) - 2,133 nm


Crew treated to Paramaribo city tour, gem/duty free shopping and Lunch by PAX!

RIO

Rio de Janeiro [Metro Area], RJ, BR


Depart SBGL November 11, 2008 at 10:00 PM - 5.1 Hours
Initial Heading: 207° (SW) - 2,534 nm


Crew treated to Rio city tour and Brazilian BBQ Lunch by PAX. Hit the beach get a tan!

PUQ

Punta Arenas [Presidente C. I. del Campo], CL


Depart SCCI November 12, 2008 at 11:00 PM - 3.2 Hours
Initial Heading: 0° (N) - 1,354 nm


Crew treated to Straits of Magellan Cruise/Tour with Lunch and Dinner by PAX!

SCL

Santiago de Chile [Arturo Merino Benítez Intl (Pudahuel Intl)], CL


Depart SCEL November 13, 2008 at 10:55 PM - 3.2 Hours
Initial Heading: 343° (N) - 1,524 nm


Crew treated to Santiago city tour and Lunch by PAX!

LIM

Lima (Callao) [Jorge Chávez Intl], PE


Depart SPIM November 16, 2008 at 11:30 PM - 2.4 Hours
Initial Heading: 10° (N) - 1,167 nm


Crew treated to 2 day overland to Machu Pichu and Air Flight over Nazca Markings by PAX!

BOG

Bogotá [Eldorado Intl], CO


Depart SKBO November 17, 2008 at 10:05 PM - 2.3 Hours
Initial Heading: 29° (NE) - 1,093 nm


Columbian Emerald Commemorative World Flight Tour Pins and Dinner given to PAX by the Crew.

SJU

San Juan [Luis Muńoz Marín Intl], PR, US


Depart TJSJ November 18, 2008 at 10:55 PM - 3.5 Hours
Initial Heading: 350° (N) - 1,674 nm


Free day for the Crew. Hit the duty free shops!

BOS

Boston [General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl], MA, US


Depart KBOS November 20, 2008 at 12:02 PM - 3.7 Hours
Initial Heading: 17° (N) - 1,869 nm

Crew treated to Boston city tour and Lunch by PAX!

SFJ

Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Strřmfjord), GL


Depart BGSF November 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM - 2.6 Hours
Initial Heading: 354° (N) - 947 nm

Crew treated to a city and Ice Cap tour with lunch by PAX!

YLT

Alert, NT, CA


Depart CYLT November 21, 2008 at 10:00 PM - 3.1 Hours
Initial Heading: 294° (NW) - 1,245 nm

Crew treated to a polar bear photo safari with lunch by PAX!

By special advanced arraignments, the Canadian Air Force delivered type A Jet Fuel to this remote location for us!

Awarded the FSX medal for landing at the Northern most airport in the world!

ABR

Barrow [Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport], AK, US


Depart PABR November 22, 2008 at 11:00 PM - 4.0 Hours
Initial Heading: 127° (SE) - 1,731 nm

Alaska Gold Commemorative World Flight Tour Pins and Farewell Dinner given to PAX by the Crew!

SEA

Seattle [Seattle-Tacoma Intl], WA, US


Depart KSEA November 24, 2008 at 10:50 AM - 2.3 Hours
Initial Heading: 180° (S) - 590 nm

Crew treated to farewell dinner at the Seattle Fairmont Olympic Hotel by PAX!

SFO
 

San Francisco [Intl], CA, US


Arrive KSFO November 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM

10 guests including San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his new bride board upon arrival for a welcome home brunch. Guests and passengers deplane together at 3:30 PM.
Aircraft moved to hanger for maintenance overhaul, reconfiguration and cleaning before returning to scheduled service at KVNY.
Captain Taylor and Crew are awarded a third star for their gold wings from General Manager Roy Cantu in a short ceremony in the hanger.


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