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FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS





Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Campbell
Surname: Ryan
Nationality: Australia


Nation: Australia
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…)
Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Cirrus
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): SR22
Type: (i.e. A35): SR22
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): The Spirit of ther Sapphire Coast
Registration: VH-OLS
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)? Center
Date of departure: June 30, 2013
Point of departure: Wollongong YWOL
Date of return to point of departure: September 7, 2013
Point of return: Wollongong YWOL
Duration: (days): 70 days
Duration: (flying hours): 166.3 hours
Distance flown: 24,000 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 32
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 5
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 15

Itinerary: Wollongong, Norfolk Island, Pago Pago, Christmas Island, Hilo, Van Nuys, Tucson, Fredericksburg, Smyrna, Kill Devil Hill, Dare County, Appleton, Oshkosh, Appleton, Bangor, Goose Bay, Reckjavik, Wick, Lydd, Cannes, Rhodes, Akaba, Muscat, Colombo. Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Broome, Alice Springs, Broken Hill, William Creek, Wollongong.

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF, sat phone
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Sat phone through Telstra
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Obtained all myself up to Greece, then all obtained by White Rose Aviation. (Simply fantastic and highly recommended!! Go with Mike)
If not, which company did you use?: White Rose Aviation
Which insurance company did you use? : QBE
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : The United States, what an experience!
Which was the most difficult? : Greece and Jakarta
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Every one in the USA ( and the last one)
Which was the worst? : Greece
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : I will be doing so when I work my way through this pile of paperwork
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Youngest pilot and first teenager in history.
Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? http://www.teenworldflight.com.au

General remarks about your flight:
Have a lookthrough the FB page and read the blogs on the website.


Advice to other pilots:
I have a lot but not the time to put it here in details, I will have a book or something that I hope will help others out when I find time to put it together (the days are too short!)

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Database Flight Number: 548


Last update: May 23, 2021
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