I did it!
I flew around-the-world exclusively in 747’s!
Well, to be more accurate, I merely sat in several aircraft while they flew around the world but they were all Boeing 747s! It would be amazing to get my ATP license and fly the planes myself but I’m not wealthy enough! It’s sad to think that we won’t be able to circumnavigate the globe in 747s in the near future but for now it’s still possible! And it’s a massive relief to complete the last flight and be able to relax finally.
I actually finished the whole endeavor weeks ago but one of my cats needed emergency surgery as soon as I came home and it’s been weeks of a hard-won recovery. I’m happy to say she is fully recovered and I can start to focus on posting trip reports and some of the great sites where I managed to shoot birds and planes in various countries. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, here are some facts and figures from my trip, which has been in the planning for about two years now.
Length of Trip – 22 days
Miles Flown on 747s – 29,174
Flights in 747s – 8
Total Flights – 13
Airlines – 6 (Lufthansa, Thai Airways, China Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Australia (non 747 short-hauls), Delta(positioning flights)
Total number of image and video files – over 44,400 (1.7 Tb of data)
Memory Cards lost – 2
Bitten by a Sulpher-crested Cockatoo? – Yes
Sucked by a leech in the jungle? – Yes
Threw up on the Great Barrier Reef? – All day long
Would do it all again? Hell yes! (except maybe the leech)