Leg 81, Okongwati, Namibia via Angola to Mufumbwe, Zambia
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What a contrast to yesterday’s flight. After a single initial step up, the terrain was as flat as a pool table. Also very little info along the way, no risk running over the 52 or so media per post limit (fixed the last post by removing some of the less interesting pictures) The terrain was still varied and interesting in different ways, just not as picturesque without elevation changes. It wasn’t just a lack of height data either, the sprawling rivers leaving wide trails of shifting river beds behind confirmed it is really that flat.
11-11 Okongwati FYPE 4:00 AM
11-11 Ehomba FYPG 4:14 AM
11-11 Ruacana FYRC 4:29 AM
11-11 Outapi FYPQ 4:38 AM
11-11 Xangongo FNXA 4:55 AM
11-11 Cuvelai FNON 5:29 AM
11-11 Cubati FNMB 5:56 AM
11-11 Menongue FNME 6:24 AM
11-11 Longa FNMN 6:47 AM
11-11 Cuito Cuanavale FNCV 7:11 AM
11-11 Nankova FYNK 7:41 AM
11-11 Rito FYNU 7:51 AM
11-11 Mavinga FYRN 8:33 AM
11-11 Ninda FLKA 9:07 AM
11-11 Mussuma FLKC 9:27 AM
11-11 Kalabo FLKL 9:54 AM
11-11 Lukulu FLLK 10:17 AM
11-11 Kabompo FLPO 10:52 AM
11-11 Loloma FLKM 11:01 AM
11-11 Mufumbwe FLKN 11:19 AM Drone cam landing, almost too dark
Flight time 7:19 19 stops
The elevation change for the day at Ruacana falls on the border with Namibia
No waterfall of course and the height of the lake or surrounding terrain is bugged. It will be awesome when the Blackshark AI can generate waterfalls based on the terrain, however height data needs to be sorted first. Plus a lot of rivers are very low detail poly lines.
On the left, I assume a resort with traditional style lodging
On the right a monument to King Mwene Vunongue, 1800-1886, who fought several battles against Portuguese, German and British invaders during the 19th century.
Memorial of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, commemoration May 14th, 2018
From Wikipedia: The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was fought intermittently between 14 August 1987 and 23 March 1988, south and east of the town of Cuito Cuanavale, Angola, by the People’s Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola, FAPLA, the armed wing of the MPLA, Cuba, South Africa, and insurgents of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola UNITA during the Angolan Civil War and South African Border War. The battle was the largest engagement of the Angolan conflict and the biggest conventional battle on the African continent since World War II.