Pilot(s) name(s) First name: Jack Surname: Weigand Nationality: USA
Other crew/passengers who completed the full circumnavigation:
First name: Surname: Nationality:
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.) Single Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Mooney Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Ovation Type: (i.e. A35): Ovation 2GX Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Registration: N432BG 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 2d, 2013 Point of departure: Fresno, CA (KFAT) Date of return to point of departure: June 29, 2013 Point of return: Fresno, CA (KFAT) Duration: (days): 59 days Duration: (flying hours): 130.8 hours Distance flown: 19,860 NM in straight lines, or 20,600 NM actual
How many overnight stops did you make? : 22 How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 1, HEOC How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 12
The route was:
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : Texting from Delorme INReach/Sat phone/VHF/Had HF on board but never worked Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Yes, dellorme INReach,. Worked great. Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : No If not, which company did you use?: Skyplan in Canada. Bit pricy but great to work with. Which insurance company did you use? : Andreini and Company Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA Which was the most difficult? : North Atlantic, North Pacific Which was the best airport you landed at? : KFAT Which was the worst? : HEOC Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : No, but I am doing now Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : youngest person to fly solo around the World Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? www.solo2013.com
General remarks about your flight:
Very eventful filled with every emotion you can imagine.
No way to foresee everything that could have happened but was comfortable with the outcome.
Advice to other pilots:
Follow your dreams and do the research to everywhere you are going.
Never hesitate to make the decision not to go on a specific flight because you can always fly another day.
Remember that you would rather be down here wishing you were up there rather then being up there wishing you were down here.
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Database Flight Number: 546
Last update: May 26, 2021
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