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Note: These figures are only approximative and "do not add up" as details of some flights are not known.
Total number of known RTW to this day (December 2018) = 412
Flights with crew =274
Solo Flights =128
Gender of Pilots in Command:
Male = 382
Female = 30
Class of Aircraft:
Single engine = 243
Twins = 115
Homebuilts = 22
Helicopters = 15
Others = 23
Most common Brands of Aircraft:
Beechcraft = 66 (Bonanzas = 40)
Piper = 76
Cessna = 81 (C210= 17)
Mooney = 29
By Route:(Note: the route taken by some flights is not known)
Eastward = 259
Wesward = 72
Via the Poles = 6
By Nations with most RTWs and the ratio of RTW per 100 million population, (approx):
For nations with less than 8 RTWs, please consult the Data Base.
Statistics of Earthounders Meetings attendance:
Our hosts shown in orange.
(Earthrounders having attended two meetings or more).
List of our Hosts
Graph showing the number of RTW per year: (The group-rallies are not included, only the grenuine individual RTWs).
Best and worst countries and airports.
Here is a short analysis from Earthrounders' reports on the 'best and worst countries' and 'best and worst airports' from the Confirmation Forms as submitted by Earthrounders.
These figures, like a lot of statistics, have to be taken with 'a grain of salt'...an example as the greatest number of Earthrounders come from the US, it is normal that they indicate the US as the 'best and easiest' country to fly in.
The statistics still give an idea of 'best and worst' countries and airports. Here are the number of times countries and airports have been reported by the last 50 RTW flights.
Best and easiest countries:
Worst and most difficult countries:
India and neighbouring countries:15
Middle East and Arab conntries: 5
Best and easiest airports:
Dubai (OMDW): 6
Most difficult airports:
Magadan (UHMM): 6
Ahmedabad (VAAH): 4
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