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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Don
Surname: Carruth
Nationality: USA

Crew/Solo: Crew

Other people who have completed the full circumnavigation:
First name: Cathy
Surname: Carruth
Nationality: USA

Other people who may have flown part of the journey:
First name: Clatyon
Surname: Drescher
Nationality: USA
Leg(s) flown: Taiwan to Kyoto, Japan

First name: Christy
Surname: Drescher
Nationality: USA
Leg(s) flown: Taiwan to Kyoto, Japan

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Daher-Socata
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): TBM 910
Type: (i.e. A35): TBM9
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: N910XX

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: May 15, 2018
Point of departure: 7T7-Midland TX, USA
Date of return to point of departure: July 22, 2018
Point of return: 7T7-Midland TX, USA
Duration: (days): 68 days
Duration: (flying hours): 90.16 hours
Distance flown: 28,000 NM

How many overnight stops did you make? : 27
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 8
How many countries did you visit?: 21

Itinerary:
7T7 - KARB - KBGR – CYQB – CYYR – BGSF – BIRK – EINN – LFPB – LFSD – LICC – LMML – LGAV – OJAQ – OMDW – OOMS – VIAG – VECC – VTCC – VLLB – VDSR – WSSL – WAHH – WADD – WBKK – VVCR – VVNB – VMMC – RCSS – RJBB – RJCC – UHPP – UHMA – PANC – KBFI – 7T7

*Bold = overnight stops


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 ? No
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Domestic myself
If not, which company did you use?: International: Air Journey
Which insurance company did you use? : QBE
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? :
Which was the most difficult? : Pakistan air-space
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Dubai
Which was the worst? : Petropavlosk
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:
It was the trip of a lifetime!


Advice to other pilots:
Cut the amount of clothing in half (pack things that wash easily in the sink, such as Columbia fishing shirts and pants).
Also, if everything is working on the airplane, don’t do any maintenance until you return home.



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Database Flight Number: 636


Last update: May 23, 2021
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