Southern Hemisphere – Flat Earth Itinerary

© 2020 Jerry D. Patillo

What do Flat Earthers call the southern hemisphere?! Doesn’t “hemisphere” mean “half of a sphere”? Maybe they would call the northern and southern hemispheres the “inner circle” and “outer donut”!

If Flat Earthers ever wanted to fly around the southern hemisphere, they may want to fly something like Fig. C.

Fig. C. Around the "flat earth's" "southern hemisphere."
Fig. C. Circumnavigating the “flat earth’s” “southern hemisphere.” [Map adapted from xxxx.]
  • SYD (Sydney, Australia) to
  • SCL (Santiago, Chile) to
  • JNB (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • and back to SYD

On this trip, they would have to include stopovers at:

  • SFO or LAX (San Francisco or Los Angeles, USA)
  • DSS (Dakar, Senegal, western Africa) or LOS (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • DEL (Delhi, India)

or nearby airports. I recommend going to LOS (Lagos, Nigeria) instead of DSS, because LOS is the 11th busiest airport in Africa (JNB is the busiest). DSS doesn’t even come close.[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_airports_in_Africa]

Fig. D. Around the flat earth, with a real-world flight itinerary (August 2020).
Fig. D. Around the flat earth, with a real-world flight itinerary (August 2020) (AZEQ 90N 45W).
Now, let’s flip over this round, flat pizza called Earth, and what do we see?

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Around the flat earth AZEQ 90S 45W
Fig. E. Around the flat earth (AZEQ 90S 45W).

 Airport Code Dictionary

Code Source Location
SYD DAFIF Sydney [Kingsford Smith], NSW, Australia
LAX FAA Los Angeles [Intl], CA, USA
SCL AIP Santiago (Santiago de Chile) [Arturo Merino Benítez Intl (Pudahuel Intl)], Chile
GRU AIP São Paulo [Guarulhos Intl (Governador André Franco Montoro)], Brazil
LOS DAFIF Lagos [Murtala Muhammed Intl], Nigeria 
JNB AIP Johannesburg [O.R. Tambo Intl (Jan Smuts Intl)], South Africa
DOH other Doha [Hamad Intl (New Doha Intl)], Qatar
DEL AIP New Delhi [Indira Gandhi Intl (Palam Airport)], India

 Flight Times and Distances

From To Initial
Heading
Magnetic
Heading
Distance
8 segment path:
SYD LAX 061° (NE) 048° (NE) 7,488 mi
LAX SCL 141° (SE) 129° (SE) 5,569 mi
SCL GRU 071° (E) 070° (E) 1,626 mi
GRU LOS 065° (NE) 086° (E) 3,945 mi
LOS JNB 144° (SE) 146° (SE) 2,803 mi
JNB DOH 026° (NE) 045° (NE) 3,863 mi
DOH DEL 076° (E) 073° (E) 1,587 mi
DEL SYD 127° (SE) 126° (SE) 6,476 mi
33,357 mi
Fig. G. Around the "flat earth" itinerary (RECT 0S 45W).
Fig. G. Around the “flat earth” itinerary (RECT 0S 45W).

If the Flat Earthers ever wanted to travel around the southern hemisphere (“outer donut”?), they may choose something like the itinerary below:

  • SYD (Sydney, Australia) to
  • SCL (Santiago, Chile) to
  • JNB (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • and back to SYD

Because of the limitations of today’s aircraft, they would probably include stopovers at:

  • SFO or LAX (San Francisco or Los Angeles, USA)
  • DSS (Dakar, Senegal, western Africa) or LOS (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • DEL (Delhi, India)

or nearby airports. I recommend going to LOS (Lagos, Nigeria) instead of DSS, because LOS is the 11th busiest airport in Africa (JNB is the busiest). DSS doesn’t even come close.[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_airports_in_Africa]

On a “flat earth” map, the above itinerary would look something like the following.

Actually, the map above is nothing more than an azimuthal equidistant projection of the oblately spheroidal earth, centered at 90° North 122° West.