Pilot(s) name(s) First name: Barry Surname: Payne Nationality: New Zealand
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First name: Sandra Surname: Payne Nationality: New Zealand
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): PA24 Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Registration: ZK-BAZ Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastward How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North (Greenland). How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via Behring Strait. Date of departure: April 28, 2019 Point of departure: Taupo, New Zealand Date of return to point of departure: October 19, 2019 Point of return: Taupo, New Zealand Duration: (days): 175 days Duration: (flying hours): 217 hours Distance flown: 30,900 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 50 flight days How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : Nil
How many countries did you visit?: 13 Itinerary:
NZAP, NZKK, YBCG, YBSU, YCHT, YHID, AYMH, PGUM, RJFK, UHSS, UHMM,
UHMA, PAOM, PAMR, PASI, CYXS, CYLW, CYBR, 48Y, KPKD, KDLL, KAKR, KLHV,
KLDJ, GPMH, KPMH, KRVS, KEWK, KDLL, KOSH, KLAN, CYSN, CYYY, CYYR, BGBW,
BIRK, EGPC, BRE1, EGNJ, EKRN, ULOO, UUBM, USSS, UNBG, UIBB, UIUU, UHBB,
UHWW, RJFK, RPLC, WALL, YBRM, YBAS, YBCV, YBCG, NZKK, NZAP.
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 ? Garmin InReach Mini Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : No If not, which company did you use?: MAK General Aviation Services for Russia / GASE as required elsewhere. Which insurance company did you use? : QBE Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Each country was a wonderful experience. Which was the most difficult? : By any measure, none were difficult Which was the best airport you landed at? : The one’s with good coffee.. Which was the worst? : Those with no coffee. 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? : Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? www.bazflyer.com
General remarks about your flight: First complete RTW from New Zealand
Flew from New Zealand to Kagoshima (RJFK), Japan then eastwards to close RTW loop #1 back at RJFK. Closed RTW loop #2 at Coolangatta (YBCG), Australia and RTW loop #3 at original point of departure Taupo (NZAP), New Zealand
Spent 8-weeks flying in North America. Participated at the 50th EAA Oshkosh our airplane ZK-BAZ won a ‘Bronze Lindy’ award.
Stayed 4-weeks in the UK and 3-weeks flying across Russia.
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Database Flight Number: 664
Last update: May 25, 2021
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