First name: Jingxian
Other people who may have flown part of the journey:
First name: Laurence
First name: Richard
First name: Amanda
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Beechcraft
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Bonanza
Type: (i.e. A35): A35
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via Greenland
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North via Behring Strait
Date of departure: 1/8/2016
Point of departure: KCGF
Date of return to point of departure: 9/27/2016
Point of return: KCGF
Duration: (days): 58 days
Duration: (flying hours): 162 hours
Distance flown: 21,119 NM (39,070 KM)
How many overnight stops did you make? : 27
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 8
How many countries did you visit?: 14 besides US (15 if counting inside US)
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : VHF and SAT PHONE,
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? In Reach
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : China
If not, which company did you use?: GASE for areas besides US/Canada/Japan/China. PetAir for Japan (with the assistance of GASE).
Which insurance company did you use? : Sky Insurance
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA
Which was the most difficult? : China (and Russia stop which is aborted at last minute due to the difficult of obtaining the permit)
Which was the best airport you landed at? : KCGF, it is always good to be 'home'.
Which was the worst? : Maybe in Pakistan. Once we landed, they do not allow female PIC, me, to taxi the plane for fuel. I and another girl had to wait in a bus and have the two boys to taxi the plane to fuel station. The staff there are nice and infrastructure is up to date but I felt not quite comfortable with the culture there.
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Not yet, but planning to do so.
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Youngest Asian pilot if there is such record.
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? http://weibo.cn/5982290120
General remarks about your flight:
First Chinese female pilot attempted for circumnavigation (but not finished as the first).
First piston engine aircraft entered and landed in China for circumnavigation.
Youngest Asian circumnavigation pilot.
Advice to other pilots:
Better to have an airline pilot uniform and photo crew ID with you. Take Asian countries’ permits seriously as they are all very strict specially with small aircraft. All in all, there will always be a way to overcome or go over the difficulties.
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