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In this VFR - GPS Flight Plan we take off from the airport of El Obeid (HSOB) [Sudan] and land in El Fashir (HSFS) [Sudan]. It is mainly a transition stage to the west, towards the highest mountains of 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)
Take off from runway 19 of the airport of El Obeid, right before turning to the west.
El Obeid Airport (IATA: EBD, ICAO: HSOB) is an airport serving El-Obeid, the capital city of the North Kurdufan state in Sudan.
The airport resides at an elevation of 1,927 feet (587 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 01/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft). (*1)
We got stormy weather in this stage, but little wind, so it was not a big trouble.
Along the flight we will pass near many small villages like Breima Bambona.
We fly near the Jabal Dirrah small mountain.
Some scattered mountains when getting closer to the destination.
Flying above El Fashir in the final approach to runway 23 of its airport.
Al Fashir, Al-Fashir or El Fasher (Arabic: الفاشر) is the capital city of North Darfur, Sudan. It is a large town in the Darfur region of northwestern Sudan, 195 kilometres (121 mi) northeast of Nyala, Sudan. A historical caravan post, Al-Fashir is located at an elevation of about 700 metres (2,300 ft). The town serves as an agricultural marketing point for the cereals and fruits grown in the surrounding region. Al-Fashir is linked by road with both Geneina and Umm Keddada. It had 264,734 residents as of 2006, an increase from 2001, when the population was estimated to be 178,500.
Due to the nearby Abu Shouk and Al Salam IDP camps with the influx of humanitarian aid from the United Nations as a result of the Darfur crisis, the city has experienced a significant economic and population boom. Rents and retail sales increased, including the selling of bottled water and the opening of a pizza parlor to cater to the demand from western aid workers. The number of gas stations has tripled in three years as a result of the increase in the amount of automobiles in the city. Employment opportunities also increased as the United Nations offered jobs to citizens. Economics analyst Adam Ahmed stated that the "people [of Al-Fashir] are beginning to think in a more business-minded way" to make the most of their situation.
Al Fashir University was created in 1990 by decree of President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, and was officially opened in February 1991 in premises west of El Fasher Airport and south of the El Fashir School. (*1)
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