UPDATE: 21 December 2020
With tomorrow’s significant MSFS update—not only for the VR feature—but, more importantly for me, updates to the Citation Longitude, I decided to fly the next leg of my “Seven Continents of Flight” tour to Bora Bora before the update hits. The reason being is that I don’t mind being “stranded” in Bora Bora if my Longitude “needs repair” because of the update! LOL! Although it was overcast flying into Bora Bora, one can still see it is a beautiful atoll island.
Today’s leg was from Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) to one of my favorite places to visit in real life, Bora Bora (NTTB) in Tahiti, French Polynesia. The flight was 2546 miles and took 4.94 hours using an ETOPS regulated flight (ETOPS-120). This was also a flight in which I flew at and above the tropopause height. My final stats for this segment was that I burned through 8512 pounds of jet fuel (1271 gallons).
To date, my circumnavigation tour has taken me almost 48 hours of flight time for almost 24000 miles since November 30. I have 15000 miles to go before I touch down at my home base, KSNA, Orange Co./John Wayne Airport in California. Next up?..more flying over the South Pacific to Easter Island.