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): Mooney Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Chapparal Type: (i.e. A35): M20E Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Registration: N9608V 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)? Center Date of departure: December 29, 1974 Point of departure: Karlsruhe, Germany Date of return to point of departure: August 5, 1975 Point of return: Karlsruhe, Germany Duration: (days): 219 Duration: (flying hours): 248 Distance flown: 29 000 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 60 How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 14 How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 27
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : Just VHF 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? : Allianz 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? : Kerrville Texas Which was the worst? : Ahmadabas, 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:
After reaching the American Westcoast on my way east, I flew to Kerrville, Texas, where Mooney Aircraft offered me to ferry factory new airplanes to their Germany dealer.
When I arrived in Germany August 5, 1975 I actually flew another Mooney with the German registration DECEM. My own RTW aircrat (N9608V) I flew back
late december 1975 arriving home January 2, 1976.
I didn't include these extra five months, because my personal impression and the reaction of people I met amounted to the overall judgment, that the RTW was completed
when reaching Germany soil in August 1975 with the Mooney DECEM.
Longest leg (timewise) American Samoa to Hawaii: 21:31 hours
Advice to other pilots:
Don't miss the South pacific
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Last update: May 24, 2021
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