First name: Curó
Other people who have completed the full circumnavigation:
First name: Matthias
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon ): Twin
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Beechcraft
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): KIng Air
Type: (i.e. A35): C90A
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Center, Newfoundland-Azores
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North: Petroplavlovsk Dutch Harbor
Date of departure: 12. April 19
Point of departure: Colmar LFGA
Date of return to point of departure: 4 May 2019
Point of return: Colmar LFGA
Duration: (days): 23 days
Duration: (flying hours): 144 hours
Distance flown: 30000 nm average ground speed: 208 kts
How many overnight stops did you make? : 23 (2 non flying days in New York)
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 7
How many countries did you visit?: 15
Colmar (France) Malta Tamanrasset (Algeria) Niamey (Niger) Accra (Ghana) Sao Tomι Ondangwa (Namibia) Cape Town Kruger Antananarivo (Madagascar) La Rιunion Seychelles Velana (Maldives) -Mattala (Sri Lanka) Penang (Malaysia) -Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) Laoag (Philippines) Kagoshima (Japan) Chitose (Japan) Petropavlovsk (Russia) Dutch Harbor (US) Kenai (US) Portland (US) - Provo (US) Denver (US) Republic (US) St. Pierre (France / Newfoundland) St. Maria (Azores) Beziers (France) Colmar (France).
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HHF King 950 for ATC and sat phone for handling
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? No
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : No
If not, which company did you use?: Whiterose, MAK General Aviation Services (Russia), Peter Steeger (Japan)
Which insurance company did you use? : Allianz
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA
Which was the most difficult? : None
Which was the best airport you landed at? : FOYA (Namibia) very friendly.
Which was the worst? : None
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : No
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Don't know.
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? No
General remarks about your flight:
The goal was not just to fly the shortest routing but to visit remote islands including flying not just east but to fly to South Africa. We planned the trip as short as possible and flew every day at least 6 hours.
Advice to other pilots:
a) To have a super good friend as a co-pilot b) A plane with super range, mint condition, Jet A c) Good planning: clearances etc.
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Database Flight Number: 654
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