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FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS





 
Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Ravinder
Surname: BANSAL
Nationality: USA

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Cessna
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Corvallis, TTx, Cessan 400
Type: (i.e. A35): COL 4
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: N2526B
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North
Date of departure: JULY 4, 2017
Point of departure: NY (KBUF)
Date of return to point of departure: August 20, 2017
Point of return: NY (KBUF)
Duration: (days): 47
Duration: (flying hours): 131 hours
Distance flown: 20,960 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 26
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 7
How many countries did you visit?: 16
Itinerary:
KBUF-CYSN-CYRC-CYVP- CYFB-BGGH-BIRK-EKGP-EGGP-LIPE-LIKO-LGIR-OJAM-OBBI-OOMS-VAAH-VIAM-VECC-VTBU-WMSA-WBGG-WBKK-RPVP-RPLB-ROAH-RJOY-RJSA-UHSS-UHPP-PADK-PACD-PANC-CYXY-CYMM-CYXL-KBUF


Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : SAT PHONE, VHF RADIO
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Garmin InReach
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Part of them
If not, which company did you use?: G.A.S.E.
Which insurance company did you use? : Endurance American Insurance Co
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Canada
Which was the most difficult? : South China Sea, controlle dby Singapore
Which was the best airport you landed at? : VIAM, Ambala, India
Which was the worst? : PADK
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Have not applied yet, but will do in time
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : First person of Indian Origin To fly solo around the world in a single engine plane
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? www.raviworldflight.com

General remarks about your flight:
My flight was mostly trouble free. Except in Malaysia and Japan where I needed to wait for permits.


Advice to other pilots:
Use a professional logistics support company to arrange clearances, permits etc. The documentation required for permits etc. can be overwhelming


Please indicate here if you agree that we may use the information contained here on the Earthrounders website: YES


Database Flight Number: 602



 
Last update: August 23, 2017
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