Monday, April 26, 2010

Norman plans to fly to the Union of Myanmar / Burma today

Norman was planning to fly to Yangon in the Union of Myanmar / Burma from Chittagong, Bangladesh today weather permitting. Because of delays yesterday his flying permission lapsed so he will not able to fly today. 

The distance to Yangon is about 430 miles / 690 kilometers and he expects it to take six hours all going well. The final part of this journey will involve crossing mountains, the Arakan Yom range, which is always a challenge in an open cockpit aircraft. It is hot and humid in Chittagong and there is at least a 50% chance of heavy rain so that is not entirely good news! It is fine weather there now.

From the Union of Myanmar / Burma he will fly on to Thailand and he plans to stop off at the following places:
  • Bangkok 
  • Samui Airport VTSM 
  • Hat Yai International VTSS


  1. Here's hoping you get a break in the weather Norman. It's quite a long leg, Chittagong to Yangon (Rangoon) and I'm sure you won't be wanting to let down in the countryside in Myanmar because of weather. So now, more than ever, I wish you Clear skies, fair winds and happy landings.

  2. Deja Vu! I remember something similar happening in Egypt. But it does look like better weather tomorrow (touch wood) so maybe it's for the best in the long run :-)
    Have a good, full day, in Chittagong Norm, enjoy the sights and here's to a great flight tomorrow :-)

  3. Norman safe flying,especially over the mountain range;but we all know a good Larne man is up for it.

    Mal next door

  4. You were saying Norman about pink and green chits passing around and thus stalling your exit from India. I think we now know why its called Chitt-agong!!! Hopefully you will be on your way tomorrow..paperwork and weather permitting. Keep safe and enjoy the flight whenever it happens.

  5. Norman if wondering to fly or not to fly remember the words of a famous flying instructor Tubby Dash...'if there is doubt,there is no doubt'.