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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Bill
Surname: FINLEN
Nationality: Australia

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Bechcraft
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Bonanza V35B Vtail
Type: (i.e. A35):  
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: VH-TYE
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Westbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Centre(Ivory Coast to Recife)
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Centre (San Diego to Hilo)
Date of departure: 1/4/2002
Point of departure: Archefield, Brisbane, Australia
Date of return to point of departure: 24/5/2002
Point of return: Archefield
Duration: (days): 54 days
Duration: (flying hours): 180.5 hours
Distance flown: 26,097 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 20
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : NIL
How many countries did you visit?: 13
Itinerary:
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Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Yes, whatever my Garmin 430 received
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Mostly myself
If not, which company did you use?: Some guy by the Channel Islands. Cannot remember.
Which insurance company did you use? : Liability by AON
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA
Which was the most difficult? : Central African Republic
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Archefield. Most were a nightmare, others ordinary. I likes Havana.
Which was the worst? : Bangui
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? :No/ Yes.
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Yes: Brisbane to Pert. Australian and World record impractice for ATW
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? www.airsafaris.com.au/Bills Big Flights

General remarks about your flight:
By far the biggest and best thing I have done...


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Please indicate here if you agree that we may use the information contained here on the Earthrounders website: YES


Database Flight Number: 86


Last update: May 23, 2021
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