Pilot(s) name(s) First name: Henning Surname: Huffer Nationality: Germany
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…) Single Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Messerscmitt-Boelkow Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Monsun Type: (i.e. A35): BO209 Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Registration: D-EAAC 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)? Airplane was shipped from Sydney to san Francisco Date of departure: March 17, 1972 Point of departure: Munich, Germany Date of return to point of departure: July 28, 1972 Point of return: Munich, Germany Duration: (days): 133 Duration: (flying hours): 234 Distance flown: 28 000 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 66 How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 29 How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 47
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : VHF only Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Myself If not, which company did you use?: Which insurance company did you use? : None, the airplane was chartered from E.F.Schuh Company, Kirchheim-Teck Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA Which was the most difficult? : India Which was the best airport you landed at? : T1 in the Iraq desert. Tanks were topped off free of charge,
no landing fees, no control tower, no delay, fine weather. Which was the worst? : Ahmadaabd, India 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? : No Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? No
General remarks about your flight:
Entirely VFR flight promoting the 1972 Olympic games in Munich. Flight experience at commencement of flight: 60 hours.
Airplane had no ferry tanks, no gyros, 1 VHF, 1 VOR and 1 ADF only. Range was 550 NM.
Flight covered 5 continents. Flights clearances and maps were obtained enroute on a case-by-case basis.
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Database Flight Number: 323
Last update: May 24, 2021
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