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Leg(s) flown: 9
Leg(s) flown: 9
Leg(s) flown: 6
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single engine turboprop
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Daher Socata
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): TBM900
Type: (i.e. A35): TBM900
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): None
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Westbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North Via Greenland, (Ilulissat)
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North (Aleutians)
Date of departure: June 2d, 2016
Point of departure: Seletar (WSSL), Singapore.
Date of return to point of departure: August 17th, 2016
Point of return: Seletar (WSSL), Singapore.
Duration: (days): 77 days
Duration: (flying hours): 105.8 hours,
Distance flown: 20927 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 19
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 11
How many any countries did you visit? : 13
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : Aircraft fitted with (and used during the RTW trip): VHF, HFR, Sat Phone (Voice and text).
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? No
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Arrange own handling, FPLs and other logistics.
If not, which company did you use?: Permits by Overflight (Paul Portnoi).
Which insurance company did you use? : Brokers BMG Aviation (Australia), Underwriters QBE
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA
Which was the most difficult? : Japan
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Jackson Hole, WY, USA
Which was the worst? : Okayama, Japan
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : No, (Diud not know about it).
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : No
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/johngiddens/1/tpod.html
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Database Flight Number: 584
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