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FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS





Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Jay
Surname: Merten
Nationality: USA

Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name:
Smith
Surname: Sandi
Nationality: USA


Nation: USA
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.)
Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Piper
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Malibu
Type: (i.e. A35): PA46
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):
Registration: N313JM
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)?
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)?
Date of departure: 7/1/95
Point of departure: Dallas TX
Date of return to point of departure: 9/21/95
Point of return: Dallas TX
Duration: (days): 86
Duration: (flying hours): 147:23
Distance flown: 25,303 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 27
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 0
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 19

Itinerary:

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ?
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : No
If not, which company did you use?: Jeppesen Data Plan
Which insurance company did you use? : None, self Insured
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Europe
Which was the most difficult? : Ethiopia, (grond nav not working, no VOR signal, ATC not responding.
Which was the best airport you landed at? : AGGH, Honiara, Solomon Islands, nicest. VTCC Chiang Mai, Newest at the time.
Which was the worst? : Katmandu VNKT, Nepal, for the difficult approach in moosoonal weather, VIDP, Delhi, India for the paper work hassles.
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? http://www.sandismith.com/trip.htm

General remarks about your flight:
In conjonction with volonter work in Kenya and Mombassa as well as time for being tourists. No intention of records setting: just a personal goal.


Advice to other pilots:
Plan for as many contengencies and redundancies as you can think of. Take time to enjoy the countries and rest.


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

Database Flight Number: 143


Last update: May 25, 2021
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