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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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