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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Henning
Surname: Huffer
Nationality: Germany

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…) Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Mooney
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Chapparal
Type: (i.e. A35): M20E
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):
Registration: N9608V
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)? Center
Date of departure: December 29, 1974
Point of departure: Karlsruhe, Germany
Date of return to point of departure: August 5, 1975
Point of return: Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: (days): 219
Duration: (flying hours): 248
Distance flown: 29 000 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 60
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 14
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 27

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : Just VHF
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ?
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Myself
If not, which company did you use?:
Which insurance company did you use? : Allianz
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA
Which was the most difficult? : India
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Kerrville Texas
Which was the worst? : Ahmadabas, India
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? : No
Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? No

General remarks about your flight:
After reaching the American Westcoast on my way east, I flew to Kerrville, Texas, where Mooney Aircraft offered me to ferry factory new airplanes to their Germany dealer. When I arrived in Germany August 5, 1975 I actually flew another Mooney with the German registration DECEM. My own RTW aircrat (N9608V) I flew back late december 1975 arriving home January 2, 1976. I didn't include these extra five months, because my personal impression and the reaction of people I met amounted to the overall judgment, that the RTW was completed when reaching Germany soil in August 1975 with the Mooney DECEM.
Longest leg (timewise) American Samoa to Hawaii: 21:31 hours



Advice to other pilots:
Don't miss the South pacific

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Database Flight Number: 332



 
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