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FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS





Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Ruben
Surname: Dias
Nationality: Portugal
Other people who have completed the full circumnavigation:

First name: Mischa
Surname: Gelb
Nationality: Portugal
Other people who may have flown part of the journey:

First name: Diogo
Surname: Dias
Nationality: Portugal
Leg(s) flown: WHISTLER-ABU DHABI
First name: Catarina
Surname: Dias
Nationality: Portugal
Leg(s) flown: ABU DHABI-MANILA

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.): Helicopter
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Robinson
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): R66
Type: (i.e. A35): R66 Turbine
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: C-GEAK
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): EASTBOUND 1 EQUATORIAL CROSSING WITH 2 ANTIPODES (Neiva,Colombia / Palembang,Indonesia)
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)?
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)?
Date of departure: 1st of May 2018
Point of departure: Whistler, Canada
Date of return to point of departure: 5th of August 2018
Point of return: Whistler, Canada
Duration: (days): 96 days
Duration: (flying hours): 337 hours
Distance flown: 60.165 kms


How many overnight stops did you make? : 52
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 54
How many countries did you visit?: 43
Itinerary:
Itinerary OVERNIGHTS:
Whistler, Canada Lyncoln, USA Tucson, USA Mazatlan, Mexico Acapulco, Mexico San Salvador, El Salvador Liberia, Costa Rica Panama City, Panama Cartagena, Colombia Neiva, Colombia Aruba Grenada Martinique St. Kitts and Nevis San Juan, Puerto Rico Ocho Rios, Jamaica Havana, Cuba Savahnna, USA Boston, USA Quebec City, Canada Kuujjuqa, Canada Qikiqtarjuaq, Canada Ilulissat, Canada Kulusuk, Canada Reykjavik, Iceland Vargar, Faroe Islands Wycombe, UK Evora, Portugal Palma Mallorca, Spain Palermo, Italy Iraklion, Greece Hurgada, Egypt Bahrain Abu Dhabi, UAE Karachi, Pakistan Indore, India Kalkota, India Yangoon, Myanmar Langkawi, Malaysia Pontianak, Indonesia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Manila, Philippines Hauien City, Taiwan Okinawa, Japan Osaka, Japan Hakodate, Japan Yuzhno Sakhalin, Russia Khabarovsk, Russia Magadan, Russia Severo-Evensk, Russia Anadyr, Russia Nome, USA Juneau, USA Whistler, Canada


Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : VHF, Garmin Inreach, Iridium Go Sat Phone
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Yes, Inreach Garmin
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? :
If not, which company did you use?: GASE and MAK ( for Russia )
Which insurance company did you use? : Haywards Aviation International (London)
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Canada
Which was the most difficult? : MRussia
Which was the best airport you landed at? : VYNT Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Which was the worst? : UHMO Markovo
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Yes
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Yes
Fastest RTW Antipode Route on Helicopter 96 days
Longest RTW distance on Helicopter 60.165 kms

Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? www.epicworldtour.com

General remarks about your flight:
Lifechanging experience.


Advice to other pilots:
Be mentally prepared for anything. Think thoroughly how serious a RTW is. You can literally die. Keep a positive attitude ALL the time. Weather is the biggest threat. Pilot Decision Making (PDM) is the most important tool you will be using everyday throughout. It can save you or kill you.


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Database Flight Number: 625


Last update: May 23, 2021
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