Pilot(s) name(s) First name:Dieter Surname: LANGER Nationality: Germany Other people who may have flown part of the journey:
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.): Single Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Maule Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Rocket Type: (i.e. A35): M5-180 Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): AeroManiacs Registration: N5659P Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): East 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: June 10, 1992 Point of departure: Long Beach CA Date of return to point of departure: May 9, 1993 Point of return: Long Beach CA Duration: (days): 333 days Duration: (flying hours): 432.5 hours Distance flown: 55000 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 333 How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 55 How many countries did you visit?: 24 Itinerary: USA, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, England, Germany, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Yemen, Oman, India, Nepal, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, American Samoa, Kiribati, Hawaii, California.
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF Radio, Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? No Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : All by myself Which insurance company did you use? : AOPA Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA Which was the most difficult? : Inia Which was the best airport you landed at? : Pago Pago , American Samoa Which was the worst? : Mumbai, 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 of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? www.weltweitweg.eu
General remarks about your flight:
an adventure flight to see the earth with a birds eye. Flying low, with landings on sheep pastures and in river beds.
Advice to other pilots:
give it a try, the flying community of the world is wonderful
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Database Flight Number: 66
Last update: May 25, 2021
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