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Leg (s) flown: Saint Hubert (CYHU) to Singapore (WSSL)
Leg (s) flown: Singapore (WSSL) to Saint Hubert (CYHU)
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Pilatus
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): PC12/45
Type: (i.e. A35): PC 12/45
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)? North
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North
Date of departure: 19th March, 2017
Point of departure: St Hubert (CYHU)
Date of return to point of departure: 27th April, 2017
Point of return: St Hubert (CYHU)
Duration: (days): 38 days, (10 days for the round trip itself)
Duration: (flying hours): 86.7 hours (+21.3 h visiting Indonesia before continuing the trip back to Canada)
Distance flown: 18500 NM (+3500 NM in Indonesia)
How many overnight stops did you make? : 9
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 9
How many countries did you visit? 10. Means of communication used: VHF, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : SAT PHONE, VHF
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? ARINC
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Yes for the North Atlntic crossing
If not, which company did you use?: For the other part of the trip, we use Execaire in Montreal, except in Indonesia where we use Wing over asia in Singapore
Which insurance company did you use? : Allianz
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : North America and Europe
Which was the most difficult? : Russia
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Krabi, Da Nang, Whitehorse.
Which was the worst? : Ahmedabad, not really bad, but a lot of administrative molestations.
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 of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? No.
General remarks about your flight:
With a PC-12 it’s not a really difficult flight. The real challenge is to get landing and overflight permits. In every place we met nice and helpful people.
Advice to other pilots:
Except for North America and Western Europe, you need a very good company to obtain your landing and overflight permits.
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Database Flight Number: 619
Last update: May 22, 2021