Flight 27

Macapá – Porto Velho

I’m taking off from the airport near Macapá, Brazil. Brazil, fully known as the Federative Republic of Brazil, is made up of 26 states and one federal territory. It is the largest and most populous country in South America, the fifth largest and sixth most populous country in the world, with 214 million inhabitants. Portuguese is spoken here, as it was a Portuguese colony in the past. Brazil is home to the Amazon rainforest, which is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and covers sixty percent of Brazil’s territory. The airport from which I am taking off is close to the banks of the world’s longest river, the Amazon, along which a significant part of today’s flight will take place. Its length is estimated at between 6 296 km and 7 062 km (depending on the source). The river is 135 m deep in some places and 5 km wide in the middle reaches, 15 to 20 km in the lower reaches and 80 to 150 km before the mouth. I follow its course to the city of Manaus, which is the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas and serves as the main port and crossroads of the extensive local river system. From there I continue to the airport near the city of Porto Velho, where I land.

  • Distance: 1890.9 km
  • Total distance: 22 087.9 km
  • Flight time: 5 hours 24 minutes
  • Total flight time: 76 hours 28 minutes

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