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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Gary
Surname: BURNS
Nationality: Australia

Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name:
Alex
Surname: Schenk
Nationality: Australia


Nation: Australia
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…)
Homebuilt
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Lancair
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Lancair
Type: (i.e. A35): Lancair IV
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):
Registration: VH-LKG
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)? Centre
Date of departure: 15 July, 1998
Point of departure: Brisbane
Date of return to point of departure: 25 August 1998
Point of return: Brisbane
Duration: (days): 42
Duration: (flying hours): 80
Distance flown: 20 990 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 12
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 0
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 8
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF, Stacomm
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ?
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Yes
If not, which company did you use?:
Which insurance company did you use? : QBE
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA
Which was the most difficult? : Europe
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Bern, Switzerland
Which was the worst? : Muscat, Oman
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Noyt yet, but will.
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Yes, 11 still intact.
Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? http://www.users.bigpond.com/gkburns

General remarks about your flight:
A great journey with mostly good weather and a reliable aircraft. The high speed of the Lancait IV made the long sectors very easy.


Advice to other pilots:
Follow your dreams, you can acheive anything if you are determined!


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Database Flight Number: 157


Last update: May 22, 2021
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