Pilot(s) name(s) First name: Ulf Surname: Mühlbacher Nationality: Germany
Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name: Mathias Surname: Mühlbacher Nationality: Germany
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon, Single Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Piper Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): JetProp DLX Type: (i.e. A35): PA46 (P46T) Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Registration: N49HF 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)? North Date of departure: May 31, 2006 Point of departure: Bremen Germany Date of return to point of departure: August 5, 2006 Point of return: Bremen Germany Duration: (days): 66 Duration: (flying hours): 98 Distance flown: 19 062 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 24 How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 1 How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 18 Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : Sat phone 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?: FSI Germany Which insurance company did you use? : Genarali Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA, Canada
Which was the most difficult? : Japan Which was the best airport you landed at? : Nome, Alaska Which was the worst? : Delhi, Petropavlosk 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? : I don't know Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? http://www.worldflgiht2006.de
General remarks about your flight:
I would do it again.
I am happy that we planned every step in detail early enough.
Advice to other pilots:
Start detailed planning one year before the start.
Take some time at interresting stops to see the people and the country.
Use FSI or other professional for permits but do flight planning and filing by yourself.
Study the websites of other Earthrounders and ask them for advice.
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Database Flight Number: 435
Last update: May 25, 2021
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