December in Paramaribo

December in Paramaribo
Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo, Suriname


My normal flight from Georgetown to Paramaribo was smooth as silk…until we approached the Zorg and Hoop Airport. It was extremely bumpy on our final approach. The pilot landed with no problems, but it was by far the bumpiest approach I have ever experienced there. I don’t think it made any difference, but there were only nine of us on the plane. That number included the pilot.

Even though this is an international flight, the flight patterns are much less rigid than at the larger airports. For example, one usually departs the Ogle Airport in Georgetown to the northeast. Shortly after the takeoff, the pilot turns due east. There are no other turns of any significance until the pilot turns onto the taxiway at the Zorg and Hoop Airport in Paramaribo. The return trip is very similar.

I only have three more trips to make to Paramaribo before our tour in Georgetown is complete.


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