- published: 24 Dec 2008
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Hi Folks, this is the first series of Landings from the Pacific region of the world. We are aiming in this series to bring you some great flyovers of great cities, landscapes & Landings at some great Airports in this region. Folks, we would love to hear from you in regards to what you think and how we can improve this series, I hope you enjoy it very much.
Kepulauan koral Tuvalu, dengan birunya air dan hamparan pantai, seperti surga di bumi. Namun masalah lingkungan seperti kurangnya air bersih, pencemaran, dan limbah, kini mengancam keberadaan negara landai ini. Dengan ketinggian rata-rata hanya satu meter, pasang laut dan badai selalu menjadi masalah. Dengan situasi yang semakin memburuk, PBB bahkan menyatakan bahwa 12.000 penduduk Tuvalu mungkin perlu mengungsi. Menurut insiyur sipil Uatea Maimoaga, masalah yang terbesar adalah kurangnya air bersih. [Uatea Maimoaga, Insinyur Sipil]: "Di tempat landai, permukaan air sangat tinggi dan di beberapa tempat, kedalaman air kurang dari semeter. Jadi sistem septik yang kita gunakan tidak berfungsi. Saat pasang, seluruh tempat dibanjiri air laut." ...
Remember this is the wet season in Tuvalu & the weather condition for most of the day was heavy rain, also shortage of fuel with other basic essentials in short supply .... flour rice & sugar. Back to the flight this is one of the highlights in Funafuti with only 2 flights per week arriving from Nausori Airport close the the city of Suva in Fiji, the flights are on Tuesdays & Thursdays with PacificSun, this wasn't my flight however I wanted to experience the excitement with many of the locals. Some passengers who were on the wait-list were unable to board due to the extra fuel being carried for the return flight & the fuel shortage in Funafuti. Luckily the flight wasn't cancelled due to the weather !!!!!
TUVALU Continent: Asia | Capital City: Funafuti/Vaiaku Village Government: Parliamentary Democracy | Population: 12,373 Major People Groups: 71% Polynesian, 7% Micronesian Religion: 97% Christian, 1% Baha'i | Language: Tuvalvan/English GDP Per Capita: $1,600 | Literacy Rate: UNREACHED: 0%
Places where flying was meaningful, enjoyable and bring tons of experience… Coudnt keep the autopilot until minima…cause there was no autopilot…. couldnt follow the GS or the LOC…cause there was no navaids… couldnt request radar vectors…cause there was no radar coverage. SOPs were basics : fly safe and don't f@#!k up the landing !
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stayed here for 12 nights from the 31/01/13
The small business area in Funafuti & filmed during my recent holiday here between the 31/01/13 to 12/02/13
The 5th instalment of the "Tuvalu by Bicycle" series sees us starting in downtown Vaiaku (if you can call it that...) near the government office and airport terminal, and heading along Tuvalu Road north, finishing at the Niua Uta cafe for lunch. Got to earn a meal after riding around in the tropical heat.
Tuvalu formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nationlocated in the Pacific Ocean, about midway between Hawaii and Australia, lying east-northeast of the Santa Cruz Islands(belonging to the Solomons), southeast of Nauru, south of Kiribati, west of Tokelau, northwest of Samoa and Wallis and Futunaand north of Fiji. It comprises three reefislands and six true atolls spread out between the latitude of 5° to 10° south and longitude of 176° to 180°, west of the International Date Line. Tuvalu has a population of 10,640 (2012 census). Situated in Oceania, the total land area of the islands of Tuvalu is 26 square kilometres (10 sq mi). The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesians. The pattern of settlement that is believed to have occurred is that the Polynesians spread ...
12/12/09: Ian Fry, the Tuvalu delegate to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, makes an impassioned plea for legally binding agreements to be made by world leaders to save his nation and other low-lying island states. He notes that is is "an irony of the modern world that the fate of the world is being determined by some senators in the US Congress," and suggests that for President Obama to earn his Nobel Peace Prize by addressing the greatest threat to humanity and to security: climate change. Tearfully, he concludes: "The fate of my country rests in your hands."
This appears to bring out many locals watching the flight arrivals & departures on Tuesday & Thursdays for their flight from Nausori Airport close to the capital of Suva in Fiji, direct flight around 2.5 hrs. Interesting to see the Duty Free vehicle & only sells alcohol & cigarettes, with only 2 flights per week there are also a few passengers waiting on the wait-list. Enjoy the great shot of the flight departure !!!!!!
Trundling past the runway and through the streets of Vaiaku, Fongafale Islet, Funafuti Atoll, and ending at the jetty next to the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel (April 2010) - raw video. Photo galleries of my visit to Tuvalu are here if anyone is interested: http://www.tuvalu-odyssey.net/
This is my supertask of computation,
Before the final singularity.
The Seas will run dry, and souls will wither.
This is the final eclipse- for I have fallen away.
The sun has left the main sequence.
Through the dark, I acheive, total domination.
You will feel the new inflationary epoch.
Entropy Production will cease and so shall we.
Alpha particle emission leaves the stellar cold spheres.