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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Decius
Surname: Gerhard-Michael
Nationality: Germany

Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name:
Decius
Surname: Petra
Nationality: Germany


Nation: Germany
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…)
Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Piper
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): JetProp
Type: (i.e. A35): P46T
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Speedy Gonzales
Registration: D-EXRE
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Westtbound
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: 01.09.2013
Point of departure: Bielefeld (EDLI)
Date of return to point of departure: 02.11.2013
Point of return: Bielefeld (EDLI)
Duration: (days): 63
Duration: (flying hours): 140
Distance flown: 27 000 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 29
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 17
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 20

Itinerary: UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, Australia, Bali, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan, India, Oman, Kuwait, Turkey, Ukraine

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : Iridium Sat Phone
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? No
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : None
If not, which company did you use?: FWS, baden baden Germany
Which insurance company did you use? : Generali
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Canada
Which was the most difficult? : Papua New Guinea
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Paro, Bhutan
Which was the worst? : Denpasar, Bali
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 about your flight? If so, what is the URL? No

General remarks about your flight:
fantastic RTW with no technical problem on our plane. Just add 2 litres of turbine oil, that was all the jetProp required (except fuel)


Advice to other pilots:
We are happy to share our experiences with others. Please feel to contact.

Database Flight Number: 552


Last update: May 23, 2021
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