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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Bill
Surname: Harrelson
Nationality: USA

Crew/Solo: Solo


Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.): Amateur-built
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Lancair IV
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Lancair IV
Type: (i.e. A35): Lancair IV
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: N6ZQ
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Westbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Center
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Center
Date of departure: 08 DEC 2019 1503Z
Point of departure: Ontario, California
Date of return to point of departure: 16 DEC 2019 0521Z
Point of return: Ontario, California
Duration: (days): 7 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes
Duration: (flying hours): 121 hours, 50 minutes
Distance flown: 21 841 NM

How many overnight stops did you make? : 4
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 0
How many countries did you visit?: 2, Indonesia & South Africa

Itinerary:
Ontario, California (KONT) - Honolulu, Hawaii (PHNL) - Jakarta, Indonesia (WIHH) - Cape Town, South Africa (FACT) - San Juan, Puerto Rico (TJSJ) - Ontario, California (KONT)


Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF for ATC (Icom 706), Satellite text for ground crew (Iridium GO)
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Spidertracks. https://go.spidertracks.com/public/zqpilot
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Some myself, some through a company.
If not, which company did you use?: Karisma Flight Services in Indonesia, Flight-corp.com in South Africa, Dédré Pieterse Operations Manager
Which insurance company did you use? : AIG
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : South Africa
Which was the most difficult? : Jakarta. Good handling, avgas from barrels, reasonably priced. The only bad thing was poor ATC in Indonesia..
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Cape Town. Efficient, not expensive, friendly, easy customs, good ATC, Avgas, maintenance available, hotels on the airport, FBO (Signature)..
Which was the worst? : Jakarta. Good handling, avgas from barrels, reasonably priced. The only bad thing was poor ATC in Indonesia.
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : No

Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Yes. Speed Around the World Westbound, class C1d. Max Conrad's "unbeatable record" which has stood for 58 years.

Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? www.6ZQPILOT.COM

General remarks about your flight:
The hardest flight I've ever made. After this flight I have even more respect for Max Conrad who did it in 1961 with no GPS.


Advice to other pilots:
Do your homework! Preparation is the key. Plan everything and count on nothing going according to plan. Be prepared to adapt.


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Database Flight Number: 666


Last update: May 24, 2021
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