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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Vladimir
Surname: Makagonov
Nationality: Russia

Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name:
Mikhail
Surname: Molchanyuk

First name: Victor
Surname: Alekseenko


Nation: Russia
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.)
Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Technoavia
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Finist
Type: (i.e. A35): SM92
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):
Registration: RA44484
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Westbound
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 25, 1995
Point of departure: Tushino (UUUS)
Date of return to point of departure: September 3, 1995
Point of return: Tushino (UUUS)
Duration: (days): 41
Duration: (flying hours): 147
Distance flown: 28 015 km


How many overnight stops did you make? : 23
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 11
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 7

Itinerary: Tushin0, Smolensk, Brest, Lawica, Whate waltham, prestwick, Stornoway, Reykjavik, Narasasuak, Goose bay, Wabush, La Grande Riviere, Red lake, John G. Diefenbeker, Red derr Industrial, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Mackenzie, Whitehorse, Northway, Fairbanks, Nome, Providenia, Markovo, Sokol, Yakursk, Magan, Mirny, Kirensk, Cheremshanka, Achinsk, Eltsovka, Plekhnovo, Ulyaninsk, Borki, Tushino

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : UHF
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ?
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : We obtained all of flight clearances ourself.
If not, which company did you use?:
Which insurance company did you use? : Ingosstrakh, Joint-Stock Insurance Company, Russia
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : UK
Which was the most difficult? : Iceland,Greenland, Alaska due to weather
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Abbotsford (CYXX)
Which was the worst? :
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : We have not applied for the FAI Badge. We are going to do it.
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:
1. SM-92 performance, picture and Schedule are attacjed. 2. Mainly it was VFR flight, but sometimes it was necessary to change to IFR. For example, we had instrument approach and landing at Nome Airfield unde following conditions: Visibility-500m, Ceiling-50 m. there were turbulence, ice, thunderstorm conditions over the ocean, mountains, swamps, etc. within 0C and +30 airtemperature during RTW flight.
In Abbotsford, Canada, we had one week stop. We took part in "Airshow Canada-95", avia exhibition with SM92 Finist static esposition and demonstration flights. It were confirmed estimate performance of SM-92 aircraft. Sometimes it were surpassed.



Advice to other pilots:
It is a good idea to obtain overflight/landing permits via jeppesen UK Ltd. Email is: ifs_eur@jeppesen.com

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

Database Flight Number: 261


Last update: May 25, 2021
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