Pilot(s) name(s) First name: Louis-Alain Surname: Dumont Nationality: French
Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name: Annie Surname:Dumont Nationality: French
Other people who may have flown part of the journey:
First name: Thierry Surname: Pouille Leg(s) flown: Nagoya-Oshkosh
First name: Stephane Surname: Mayer Leg(s) flown: Buffalo-Toussus
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…) Single Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Daher Socata Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): TBM 700 Type: (i.e. A35): TBM 700 C2 Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Registration: N700KV 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 18, 2012 Point of departure: Toussus le Noble (France) Date of return to point of departure: July 28, 2012 Point of return: Toussus Duration: (days): 71 Duration: (flying hours): 100 hours 25 minutes Distance flown: 24 436 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 33 How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 7 (Medina, Ahmenabad, Anadyr, Juneau, Fond du lac, Sonderstrom, Prestwick) How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 21 (only refuelling in saudia Arabia, Greenland and UK) and with France 22 Itinarary:
Toussus le Noble, Granada, Marrakech, Malta, Santorini, Istanbul, Kapadokya, Rhodos, Aqaba, Medina, Dubaï,
Muscat, Ahmenabad, Agra, Kolkata, Chiang Maï, Siem Reap, Langkawi, Singapore, Borobodur, Bali, Kota Kinabalu, Cebu,
Hong Kong, Taïpei, Nagoya, Sakhalinsk, Petropavlosk, Anadyr, Anchorage, Juneau, Seattle,
Rapid City, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Buffalo, Goose Bay, Sondrestrom Fjord, Reykjavik, Prestwick, Toussus le Noble.
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : We had an Iridium sat telephone for emergency,
one handheld VHF for ground clearances, and 2 fixed VHF (GNS 530). Two IPads. Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? We thought that AirJourney did Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : No If not, which company did you use?: AirJourney with WorldOps I think Which insurance company did you use? : La Reunion Aerienne Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : North Atlantic
Which was the most difficult? : Dubai (too many taxiways) Which was the best airport you landed at? : Honh Kong Which was the worst? : Medina ( 4 hours for the fuel) Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Doing that now Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? Air Journey did two! :
General remarks about your flight:
The earth is beautifull, and, if well prepared, the Journey is not difficult with that kind of plane.
Advice to other pilots:
Don’t forget to wear Pilot’s uniforms (white shirts, black trousers, caps, Plastic ID cards around the neck ... )
Everything goes easier on the ground !
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Database Flight Number: 533
Last update: May 23, 2021
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