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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Reto L.
Surname: Godly
Nationality: Swiss

Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name:
Godly
Surname: Trude
Nationality: Swiss

Nation: Swiss
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.)
Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Cessna
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Skywagon
Type: (i.e. A35): C185
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Godlywings
Registration: N185GW
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: June 29, 2003
Point of departure: Hausen am Albis, switzerland (LSZN)
Date of return to point of departure: August 28, 2003
Point of return: Hausen am Albis, switzerland (LSZN)
Duration: (days): 61 days, 37 flying days
Duration: (flying hours): 200:49
Distance flown: 20,550NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 37
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 13
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 25

Itinerary: Hausen a. Albis (Switzerland) - Bologna (Italy) - Brindisi (Italy) - Mugla/Dalaman (Turkey) - Tabriz (Iran) - Esfahan (Iran) - Shiraz (Iran) - Muscat (Oman) - Kharachi (Pakistan) - Ahmedabad (India) - Jaipur (India) - Khajuraho (India) - Varanasi/Benares (India) - Patna (India) - Mandalay (Burma/Myanmar) - Bagan (Burma/Myanmar) - Chiang Mai (Thailand) - Luang Prabang (Laos) - along Mekong to Siem Reap (Cambodia) - U-Taphao (Thailand) - Bang Phra (Thailand) - Phuket (Thailand) - Johor Bahru (Malaysia, next to Singapor) - Denpasar/Bali (Indonesia) - Tator (Sulawesi) - Manado (Indonesia) - LapuLapu (Philippines) - Naha/Okinawa (Japan) - Fukuoka (Japan) - Akita (Japan) - Daikoro (Japan) - Anchorage (Alaska/USA) - Fairbanks (Alaska) - Inuvik (Canada) - Cambridge Bay (Canada) - Iqaluit/Frobisher (Canada) - Kangerlussuaq/Sonderstörm (Greenland) - Reykjavic (Iceland) - Wick (Schotland) - Ostende (Netherlands) - Grenchen (Switzerland) - Hausen a.Albis (Switzerland

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF, Satellite pgone rarely
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ?
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : very few by ourselves (Japan)
If not, which company did you use?: The rest via FSI Baden-Baden (very good)
Which insurance company did you use? : Winterhur-Versicherungen Aviation deprtement, Switzerland, (Highly recommended).
We had an emergency landing in Sirte/Libya on out retiun trip from South America: very good handling, very generous management in our case.

Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : (only administrative, not money-wise): Italy, Iran (2003), Oman, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, USA, Canada, Iceland, Europe.
Which was the most difficult? : Japan !!!
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Tator (sulawesi), Adak (Alaska), all airports where flight ended in a safe landing.
Which was the worst? : None, it all depends one one's attitude.
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Not yet.
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.godlywings.ch

General remarks about your flight:
We will do it again! tries a Northpole-Southpole route, but didn't succeed in the South, was nice anyway.


Advice to other pilots:
Should be mandatory for every pilot. A life experience.


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


Database Flight Number: 262


Last update: May 23, 2021
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