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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: David
Surname: McElroy
Nationality: Canada

Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name:
Chris
Surname: Elgar
Nationality:


Nation: Canada
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon)
Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Piper
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Comanche
Type: (i.e. A35): Comanche 180
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):
Registration: C-FYHU
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)? Centre
Date of departure: May 12th, 2014
Point of departure: Toronto Canada CYTZ
Date of return to point of departure: July 29, 2014
Point of return: Toronto Canada CYTZ
Duration: (days): 80
Duration: (flying hours): 235
Distance flown: 30 405 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 49
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : None
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 29

Itinerary:

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : VHF, HF, Sat Phone, Delorme tracking
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Yes, delorme in Reach
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Only part of them
If not, which company did you use?: White Rose Aviation, UK
Which insurance company did you use? : Fred Black Insurance, Nairobi, Kenia
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Europe, USA, canada
Which was the most difficult? : India
Which was the best airport you landed at? :
Which was the worst? : Kristmas Island
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Maybe
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : We don't think so
Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? http://www.flyrtw80.com/

General remarks about your flight:
AMAZINGLY THIS 54 YEAR OLD AIRCRAFT HAS ZERO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. 93% OF THE FLIGHTS WERE VFR CONDITIONS INCLUDING 3 ATLANTIC CROSSINGS. OUR RTW STARTED IN TORONTO BUT STARTED AGAIN IN PERTH SCOTLAND EN ROUTE. WHEN WE FINISHED IN TORONTO ON JULY 29TH WE HAD TO FLY ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AGAIN TO FINISH THE SCOTTISH RTW.


Advice to other pilots:
PLANNING AND PREPARATION ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A REAL GOOD HANDLER. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAT PHONE AS H.F. IS NOT RELIABLE. NEVER LET ANYONE TAKE YOUR PASSPORT, WHERE YOUR PASSPORT GOES YOU GO ALSO. CARRY AT US$30,000 IN CASH. DONT PAY BRIBES AND DONT GET HOSTILE. PATIENTS IS A VIRTUE.

Please indicate here if you agree that we may use the information contained here on the Earthrounders website: Yes

Database Flight Number: 558


Last update: May 24, 2021
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