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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Richard
Surname: BAILEY
Nationality: USA

First name: Kelly
Surname: BAILEY
Nationality: USA

Other people who may have flown part of the journey:
First name: Jacques
Surname: De RHAM
Nationality: FRANCE
(Legs flown: EGPF-LFPB-LFKF-LMML)

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Daher SOCATA
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): TBM 900
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: N979MB
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via Greenland and Iceland (CYFB-BGJN-BIRK-EGPF)
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via Japan and Russia (RJCC-UHPP-UHMA-PANC)
Date of departure: Aug 26, 2017
Point of departure: Camarillo, CA, USA (KCMA)
Date of return to point of departure: Sep 26, 2017
Point of return: Camarillo, CA, USA (KCMA)
Duration: (days): 31 days
Duration: (flying hours): 70.3 hours
Distance flown: 18 698 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 8 one night stops, 7 two night stops, 1 three night stop, 1 five night stop
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 7
How many countries did you visit?: 14
Itinerary:
KCMA-KGPI-CYXE-CYYQ-CYFB-BGJN-BIRK-EGPF-LFPB-LFKF-LMML-LGIR-HESH-OMDB-VAAH-VIDP-VYMD-VLLB-VMMC-RJFK-RJCC-UHPP-UHMA-PANC-PAKT-KBFI-KSTS-KCMA


Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : SATPHONE, GARMIN Inreach text mssgs, VHF
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? GARMIN Inreach
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Some by crew, some with UVAir
Which insurance company did you use? :STARR
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA/CANADA
Which was the most difficult? : INDIA
Which was the best airport you landed at? : OMDB
Which was the worst? : VIDP or UHPP ? Hard to decide.
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Not yet but would like to, yes.
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : World records for best Father-Daughter flight crew and most flying fun ever.
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? No

General remarks about your flight:
Both more fun and more challenging than we expected.


Advice to other pilots:
Be alert for fatigue – it sneaks up on you. We think three most important things for our success: Planning, Planning and Planning. A lot of scenario and back-up planning.


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Database Flight Number: 603



 
Last update: October 4, 2017
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