Pilot(s) name(s) First name:Jack Surname: LONG Nationality: USA
First name:Josh Surname: Marvil Nationality: USA
Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:First name: Carolyn Surname: Long Nationality: USA First name: Becky Surname: Marvil Nationality: USA
Other people who may have flown part of the journey:
First name: Giuseppe Surname: Caltabiano Leg(s) flown: KAUS-KPWM-CYYT-LPPD-LEBL-LTFE First name: Jamie Surname: Caltabiano Leg(s) flown: KAUS-KPWM-CYYT-LPPD-LEBL-LTFE First name: Jerry Surname: Seckler Leg(s) flown: RJJC-UHPP-PADU-PAKT-KJAC First name: Madelyn Surname: Seckler Leg(s) flown: RJJC-UHPP-PADU-PAKT-KJAC
Note: Giuseppe and Jerry are pilots.
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.): Single Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Pilatus Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): PC12 Type: (i.e. A35): PC12 Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Registration: N575PC Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): EAST How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Center How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North Date of departure: June 6, 2015, 2015 Point of departure: Austin TX, USA Date of return to point of departure: July 13, 2015 Point of return: Austin TX, USA Duration: (days): 11 days out of 28 calendar days Duration: (flying hours): 89.7 hours Distance flown: 20850 NM
: KAUS-KPWM*-CYYT-LPPD-LEBL*-LTFE-HELX*-OOMS-VCBI-WSSL-VVCR*-RCTP-RJJC*-UHPP-PADU-PAKT*-KJAC-KAUS * = refuelling stop only, no overnight
How many overnight stops did you make? : 18 How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 6 Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : : HF radio and normal VHF radios. Satphone for back-up. Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Yes, deLorme inReach Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : No…used Universal Aviation for all flight clearances. If not, which company did you use?: Universal Aviation Which insurance company did you use? : : StarNet Insurance Company Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : anada Which was the most difficult? : Russia Which was the best airport you landed at? : PADU, tough approach, but beautiful. Which was the worst? : UHPP – crazy IFR approach and departure procedures and poor English language skills from the controllers. Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Yes, have applied and are awaiting response.. Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? www.longwayaround2015.com https://marvilsroundtheworld.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/hello-world/
General remarks about your flight:
The flight went almost perfectly. Zero maintenance issues and every leg was within 90 minutes of the original schedule. Only change to versus the original schedule was one fuel stop (VVCR instead of RPLL due to typhoon over the Philippines). No scary stories at all…a fairly routine flight in retrospect.
Advice to other pilots:
: If you can afford it, use a top-notch international flight planning company (Universal, ARINC, Jeppesen) for all permits and coordination of ground handling. We had zero foul-ups with regard to permits and ground handling over the whole flight. But, they are expensive.
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Database Flight Number: 570
Last update: May 24, 2021
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