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FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS





Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Anil
Surname: Bhalla
Nationality: Canada

Crew/Solo: Crew

Other people who have completed the full circumnavigation: (As passengers)

First name: Lara
Surname: Rodrigues
Nationality: USA
Legs flown:
LFPB (Le Bourget, Paris, FR) to LFBD (Merignac, Bordeaux, FR);
LFBD to LFBZ (Pays Basque, Biarritz, FR);
LFBZ to LPVL (Maia, Vilar De Luz, PT);
LPVL to LPVR (Vila Real, PT);
LPVR to LPCO (Coimbra, PT);
LPCO to LPPM (Portimao, PT);
LPPM to LPCS (Cascais, PT)


First name: Joao
Surname: Carvalho
Nationality: Portugal
Legs flown:
LPCS (Cascais, PT) to LEJR (Jerez, ES);
LEJR to GMTT (Tanger, MA);
GMTT to LEJR (Jerez, ES);
LEJR to LPCS (Cascais, PT)


First name: Shalaila
Surname: Bhalla
Nationality: Canada
Legs flown:
LELL (Sabadell, ES) to LFKJ (Ajaccio, FR);
LFKJ to LELL


First name: Anita
Surname: Saini
Nationality: India
Legs flown:
VCCC (Ratmalana, Colombo, LK) to VOTV (Thiruvananthapuram, IN)

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Cessna
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Skylane
Type: (i.e. A35): C182T
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: C_GWST
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North, vbia Greenland
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North, via Bering Strait
Date of departure: July 1, 2018
Point of departure: CYOO (Oshawa, ON, Canada)
Date of return to point of departure: July 8, 2019
Point of return: CYOO (Oshawa, ON, Canada)
Duration: (days): 372 days in total, with 51 days when I flew
Duration: (flying hours): 211.3 hours
Distance flown: 26 500 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 51
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 0
How many countries did you visit?: 22

Itinerary:
CYOO CYGL CYFB BGJN EGPC EGEO EGBW LFPB LFBD LFBZ LPVL LPVR LPCO LPPM LPCS LEJR GMTT LEJR LPCS LELL LFKJ LELL LIPU LGIR HEMM HEOC HEGN OBBI OMAD OPKC VAAH VIDN VANP VCCC VOTV VCCC VEBS VTBU WMSA WBKK RPLI RJFK RJBE UHSS UHMM UHMA PAOM PAFA CYXY CYQU CYQV KGFK KPWK CYOO

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : Sat phone
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Irdium and Spot
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Filed and obtained all flight clearances online myself, using Rocket Route around the world, and Foreflight in North America.
If not, which company did you use?: G.A.S.E. obtained flight permits and arranged fuel and handling, starting in Crete, and provided that service in Egypt and throughout Asia
Which insurance company did you use? : AIG Aviation (Re: COPA) through Magnes, Canada

Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : North America, Greenland and all of Europe (except Greece)
Which was the most difficult?: India.
Which was the best airport you landed at? :
For scenic beauty: BGJN (Ilulissat, GL), EGEO (Oban, GB), LFKJ (Ajaccio, FR), UHMM (Sokol, Magadan, RU), RJFK (Kagoshima, JP), CYXY (Whitehorse, Yukon, CA)
For helpfulness and friendliness: EGPC (Wick, GB), LPVR (Vila Real, PT), LIPU (Padova, IT), VCCC (Ratmalana, LK), UHMM (Sokol, Magadan, RU)


Which was the worst? : OPKC (Karachi, PK), VEBS (Bhubaneshwar, IN), UHSS (Khomutovo, RU), UHMA (Anadyr, RU)

Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : No, but would like to apply.
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?
www.travellingrtw.com
Password: charlie


General remarks about your flight:
Aircraft was equipped with 2 long range bladder tanks giving it a range of 1200 Nm.

Flights were planned for good seasonal weather windows, in 4 major segments as follows:
• Canada to Portugal- Jul 2018
• Portugal to Sri Lanka- Oct, Nov 2018
• Sri Lanka to Philippines- Mar 2019
• Philippines to North America- May, Jun, Jul 2019

In between these segments, aircraft was secured in a hangar at the following locations, while I flew back to North America for work commitments:
• Cascais, Portugal- Aug, Sep 2018
• Ratmalana, Colombo, Sri Lanka- Dec 2018 to Feb 2019
• Laoag, Philippines- Apr, May 2019

Advice to other pilots:
Don’t rush your circumnavigation. Take the time to experience the places you fly into.


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Database Flight Number: 662


Last update: May 22, 2021
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