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Around The World Flight 16, Cairo to Luxor

The eye-catching flight along the Nile at low altitude brings us to Luxor, in southern Egypt.

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Flying along the Nile at low altitudes gives us opportunity to see how this part of the continent was developing through ages. Large cities and small towns were growing along the life-giving river. We can spot thousands of canals and channels dug deep into the desert, only to irrigate dry lands. 228px-Nile_watershed_topoThe Nile is a major north-flowing river in north-eastern Africa. The Nile is credited as the longest river in the world. The source of the Nile is Lake Victoria in east central Africa. From its farthest stream in Burundi, it extends 6,695 km (4,160 miles) in length! See also: Amazon Longer Than Nile River, Scientists Say.  The Nile is an “international” river as its water resources are shared by eleven countries. In particular, the Nile is the primary water source of Egypt and Sudan.

 

Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the “world’s greatest open-air museum”, as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Temple_Complex_at_Karnak1Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the West Bank Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queenssource wikipediaThe Northern Monastery (Deir el-Bahari) is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. The first monument built at the site was the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II of the Eleventh dynasty. It was constructed during the 15th century BC. (source: Wikipedia).

Flight Information HECA-HELX (VFR)
Departure

Cairo (HECA)HECA_Airport

 

Destination Luxor (HELX)HELX_Airport
Aircraft Epic E1000
Cruising altitude FL080, 8000ft. 2438.4m
Date & Time April 4, 2016 17:15 Zulu
Waypoints & Distance

HECA  CVO FYM AST LXR HELX

(341nm, 631.5km ) Time (hh:mm): 1:30

Flight Plan & 

Scenery Tiles

FP_HECA-HELX (PlanG)

FP_HECA-HELX (PDF)

Scenery: X-Plane default

Photo Gallery

Around The World – journey progress – leg 16

Distance: 4557 nm, 8440 km

Next flight: Luxor to Khartoum >>

The list of all flights:

Around The World in 80 Flights

Inspired by: First Class Simulations

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