Pilot(s) name(s) First name: Richard Surname: BAILEY Nationality: USA
First name: Kelly Surname: BAILEY Nationality: USA
Other people who may have flown part of the journey: First name: Jacques Surname: De RHAM Nationality: FRANCE
(Legs flown: EGPF-LFPB-LFKF-LMML)
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Daher SOCATA Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): TBM 900 Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Registration: N979MB Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via Greenland and Iceland (CYFB-BGJN-BIRK-EGPF) How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via Japan and Russia (RJCC-UHPP-UHMA-PANC) Date of departure: Aug 26, 2017 Point of departure: Camarillo, CA, USA (KCMA) Date of return to point of departure: Sep 26, 2017 Point of return: Camarillo, CA, USA (KCMA) Duration: (days): 31 days Duration: (flying hours): 70.3 hours Distance flown: 18 698 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 8 one night stops, 7 two night stops, 1 three night stop, 1 five night stop How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 7 How many countries did you visit?: 14 Itinerary:
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : SATPHONE, GARMIN Inreach text mssgs, VHF Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? GARMIN Inreach Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Some by crew, some with UVAir Which insurance company did you use? :STARR Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA/CANADA Which was the most difficult? : INDIA Which was the best airport you landed at? : OMDB Which was the worst? : VIDP or UHPP ? Hard to decide. Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Not yet but would like to, yes. Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : World records for best Father-Daughter flight crew and most flying fun ever. Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? No
General remarks about your flight:
Both more fun and more challenging than we expected.
Advice to other pilots:
Be alert for fatigue – it sneaks up on you. We think three most important things for our success: Planning, Planning and Planning. A lot of scenario and back-up planning.
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Database Flight Number: 603
Last update: May 22, 2021
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