It seem this place has not been covered in the forum, so I create a topic on it, as it largely deserves it.
The Tibesti is a volcano group located north of Chad.
On Google Map you can easily see a grey area in the desert.
The place has five major volcanoes, with sub-craters and calderas.
Here’s a flight plan to make a nice tour of the volcanoes, and the interesting calderas.
The file of the flight plan is at the end of this post.
Let’s start. Take off from Zougra (FTTZ) and head south west to the first volcano, the Toussidé peak :
The Toussidé is quite impressive, with lava covering the surrounding desert sands.
Next to the volcano, there is a small caldera :
Heading east to the Tarso Koubeur, something that might be an old crater…
Ground details are quite accurate :
Head north, leaving the big caldera of the Tarso Yega:
A new volcano… the Tarso Toon. It is unusual as the crater middle is clearer as the slopes around :
On the way south to the Tarso Tieroko :
Heading south, I leave the Tarso Tieroko, to fly over desert sands :
The last but not least : Emi Koussi…
Seems I am not alone…
The I head southeast to a structure the looks like Richat’s structure, but smaller :
Here we are… should have flown higher on this one (I suggest 11000 fts)
The last part of the trip is less impressive… flat desert sands, although the sight is great :
Finally, landing at Faya-Largeau airport (FTTY)… no ILS !
I hope you enjoyed the flight, and you’ll fly it by yourself… here is the flight plan :
VFR Tibesti FTTZ to FTTY.pln (3.2 KB)