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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Kenneth
Surname: Evers
Nationality: Australia

Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name:
Timothy
Surname: Pryse
Nationality: Australia

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.) Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Gippsland Aeronautics
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Airvan
Type: (i.e. A35): GA8_Tc
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):
Registration: VH-BYI
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? South
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Centre
Date of departure: May 8, 2010
Point of departure: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Date of return to point of departure: July 8, 2010
Point of return: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Duration: (days): 59
Duration: (flying hours): 383
Distance flown: 27 675 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 22
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? :
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 16
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF, VHF
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? IndigoSat
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Part ourselves
If not, which company did you use?: White Rose
Which insurance company did you use? : QBE
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Flight across the Pacific/ United States (good weather and good comms).
Which was the most difficult? : Caribbean and African flight lgs- severe weather and little or no comms over much of the Central African republic ( on HF and VHF).
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Bangalore India
Which was the worst? : Macapa, Brasil
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : In the process of application.
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? http://www.millionsagainstmalaria

General remarks about your flight:
An amazing experience – both exhilarating and terrifying – but truly an experience second to none. I cannot speak highly enough of the GA8-TC Airvan – it did not miss a beat the entire time, and the support from Gipps Aero and Mahindra Aerospace was exemplary.

Advice to other pilots:
1. Contact your landing points months in advance to arrange fuel, and then stay in contact. It is extremely crucial that once you have departed on your flight around the world that you keep all suppliers aware of your progress so they know you ARE coming and to keep your fuel available.
2. Weather is very difficult to obtain in Pacific Islands. Have a responsible person assist you with weather who can email/fax/phone it to you.
3. Do not attempt to obtain all the clearances yourself – use an organisation. It is worth every cent. We used White Rose Aviation, and Mike was fantastic. His connections and assistance were a huge help.
4. Highly recommend the IndigoSat system – it is a great tool for friends and families who are following the flight to know that you are okay.
5. Stay in touch with Australian authorities and notify your local MP of what you are doing. They can assist greatly if you run into difficulty.
6. Be professional – wear an official pilot’s uniform, refrain from rowdy behaviour and coarse language, and respect all customs and traditions, and you will be almost always treated with wonderful courtesy and assistance.
7. It can/will be very hard on your family both preparing and conducting the flight.


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Database Flight Number: 517


Last update: May 23, 2021
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