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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! : http://aj-rtw2012.blogspot.fr/ http://www.airjourney.com/blog/ General

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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