Tour around Africa: Stage 36 - Atbara (HSAT) to Port Sudan (HSPN)
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In this VFR - GPS Flight Plan we take off from the small aerodrome of Atbara (HSAT)  [Sudan] which was supposed to have a dirt runway, but FS2020 did not show it. Then fly straight to the northeast to Port Sudan where we will land in its airport (HSPN) [Sudan]

Find below a short extract and screenshots of the main points of the route. In this journey around Africa I have used the Cessna 172S (Skyhawk)

Leaving Atbara airport and the Nile after so many days of following its course and flying straight to the northeast.

Atbara Airport (IATA: ATB, ICAO: HSAT) is an airport serving Atbarah (or Atbara),a town located in the River Nile state in northeastern Sudan.

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,181 feet (360 m) above mean sea level. According to Wikipedia It has one runway which measures 1,800 by 40 metres (5,906 ft × 131 ft), but FS2020 does not know about that runway and instead we had to take off from the bare ground. (*1) 

Little after we start flying over the desert.


In the second part of the path the terrain rises and we find some mountains.

Getting closer to a rain curtain we fly to the rainbow.


Well... it was more than a rain curtain. In fact we entered a bad thunderstorm with a lot of lighting.


The highest point of our route, with mountains above 4,000 feet.


After leaving the storm behind we can already see the Red Sea in the horizon.


Flying parallel to the coast we approach Port Sudan airport.


Final approach (ILS) to the runway 34 of the Port Sudan airport, about 10 NM away from the city.

Port Sudan (Arabic: بور سودان‎ Būr Sūdān) is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea. As of 2007, it has 489,725 residents. Located on the Red Sea, it is the Republic of Sudan's main seaport. It was built in 1905 to replace Suakin. An oil pipeline was built between the port and Khartoum in 1977.

The city has a modern container-port to handle imports and exports.The port is part of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road that runs from the Chinese coast via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean, there to the Upper Adriatic region of Trieste with its rail connections to Central and Eastern Europe.

The main airport is Port Sudan New International Airport. There is now a tarred road linking Port Sudan to Khartoum via Atbara. Port Sudan also has a rail link with Khartoum. There is also an international ferry from Jeddah.

Places of worship are predominantly Muslim mosques, but there are also Christian churches and temples including the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum (Catholic Church), Sudan Interior Church (Baptist World Alliance), and Presbyterian Church in Sudan (World Communion of Reformed Churches). (*1)

Port Sudan Harbor
Bertramz - CC BY 3.0
Red Sea University campus
Bertramz - CC BY 3.0

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