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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Joe
Surname: McMillen
Nationality: USA

Other people who may have flown the journey:
First name: Jose
Surname: Romero
Leg(s) flown: KMYF- YBCG

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Cirrus
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): SR22
Type: (i.e. A35): T
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): N/A
Registration: N8837Z
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)? Centre
Date of departure: May 9, 2016
Point of departure: KMYF, San Diego, CA, USA
Date of return to point of departure: August 24, 2016
Point of return: KMYF, San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: (days): 100 days
Duration: (flying hours): 164.1 hours
Distance flown: 24,432 NM

Itinerary:
KMYF San Diego, California (USA)
KAMA Amarillo, TX, United States (USA)
KJWN Nashville, TN, United States (USA)
KROC Rochester, NY, United States (USA)
CYHU Montreal, Canada (CAN)
CYKL Schefferville, Quebec, Canada (CAN)
CYFB Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada (CAN)
BGSF Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (GRL)
BIRK Reykjavik, Iceland (ISL)
EGPC Wick, Scotland (GBR) 2 Hr Sunday
EHGG Groningen, Netherlands (NLD)
LDSP Split, Croatia (HRV)
LGKL Kalamata, Greece (GRC)
LGIR Heraklion, Greece (GRC)
OJAQ Aqaba, Jordan (JOR)
OBBI Manama, Bahrain (BHR)
OOMS Muscat, Oman (OMN)
OPKC Karachi, Pakistan (PAK)
VANP Nagpur, India (IND)
VGEG Chittagong, Bangladesh (BGD)
VTCC Chiang Mai, Thailand (THA)
VTBU Pattya/Rayong, Thailand (THA)
WSSL Seletar, Singapore (SGP)
WSSL Seletar, Singapore (SGP)
WIHH Jakarta, Indonesia (IDN)
WADD Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia (IDN)
WATT Kupang, Timor, Indonesia (IDN)
YPDN Darwin, Australia (AUS)
YPTN Katherine, Australia (AUS)
YAYE Ayers Rock (Uluru), Australia (AUS)
YCBP Coober Pedy, Australia (AUS)
YWMC William Creek, Australia (AUS)
YBHI Broken HIll, Australia (AUS)
YSBK Sydney, Australia (AUS)
YBCG Gold Coast, Australia (AUS)
NVSS Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu (VUT)
NSTU Pago Pago, American Samoa (ASM)
PLCH Christmas Island, Kiribati (KIR)
PHTO Hilo, Hawaii (USA)
KTCY Tracy, California (USA)
KMYF San Diego, California (USA)


How many overnight stops did you make? : 38
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 1
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 21
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF radio, Satphone, e-mail and Global Google Fi Phone
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Yes, Delorme, FlightAware and AircraftTracks.
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Part ourself
If not, which company did you use?: White Rose Aviation
Which insurance company did you use? : Starr Aviation
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA and Australia
Which was the most difficult? : Indonesia
Which was the best airport you landed at? : BIRK, Reykjavik, Iceland
Which was the worst? : VANP, Nagpur, India
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : YES
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Unknown
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? https://aviation.holua.com


General remarks about your flight:
More challenging.yet more rearding than initially anticipated. Twp AOG situations:Failed magneto harness..


Advice to other pilots:
Avoid the Monsoon of Southwest Asia. If you must fly through the monsoons, fly low to avoid icing. Over Saudi, fly high to avoid dust stroems.Bring spare parts and learn to change out (for clean-blast gap) your spark plugs..


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Database Flight Number: 583


Last update: May 25, 2021
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