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FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS





 
Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Wei
Surname: CHEN
Nationality: Chinese

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Socata
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): TBM
Type: (i.e. A35): TBM 700
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): China Dragon
Registration: N168CW
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via Greenland
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via the Behring Stait
Date of departure: May 22, 2011
Point of departure: Memphis TN
Date of return to point of departure: July 19, 2011
Point of return: Memphis TN
Duration: (days): 69 days
Duration: (flying hours): 110 hours
Distance flown: 40,000 KM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 34
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 20
How many countries did you visit?: 20
Itinerary: 
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF, SAT PHONE, email by HF,,
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? SPIDERTRACKS
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : No
If not, which company did you use?: Air Journey
Which insurance company did you use? : EBCO
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA
Which was the most difficult? : China
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Beijing Capital International Airport
Which was the worst? : Andya, Russia
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? : First Chinese citizen, First Single engine aircraft to land at Beijing Capital Internatioinal Airport.
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? http://www.weiaroundtheworld.com/

General remarks about your flight:Published a book: Around the World in 69 days.


Advice to other pilots:
Top ten advices are in my book.


Please indicate here if you agree that we may use the information contained here on the Earthrounders website: YES


Database Flight Number: 521



 
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