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FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS





Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Koehler
Surname: John
Nationality: USA

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.): Homebuilt
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Van's
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): RV-9A
Type: (i.e. A35): RV-9A
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): May
Registration: N944JK
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)? Center
Date of departure: June 1, 2018
Point of departure: KCCR (Concord, California, USA)
Date of return to point of departure: August 31, 2018
Point of return: KCCR (Concord, California, USA)
Duration: (days): 92 days
Duration: (flying hours): 177 hours
Distance flown: 23211 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 31
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? :  
How many countries did you visit?: 19

Itinerary:
KCCR         
KOSH
KMFD
KGKJ
KOIC
KMPV
KBGR
 
CYYR         
CYFB
BGGH
BIRK
EGPC
EGSU
LIPB
 
LIDT          
LGIR
OJAQ
OBBI
OMAD
OPKC
VAAH
 
VAAH         
VCRI
WMSA
WADD
YBRM
YTNK
YBCS
 
AGGH
NVVV
NSTU
PLCH
PHTO
PHOG
PHTO
KCCR

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF radio, Garmin Inreach (texting).
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Garmin Inreach
Did you do your own clearnces? Part self (10%)
If not, which company did you use?: General Aviation Support Eygpt (90%)
Which insurance company did you use? : DJA
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA
Which was the most difficult? : India
Which was the best airport you landed at? :BGGH, Nuuk, Greenland
Which was the worst? : LGIR, Heraklion, Creete, Greece
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? : Under review by NAA/FAI. Will release when official.
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com

General remarks about your flight:
A fantastic journey around the world in a plane that I built in my garage.


Advice to other pilots:
Take the time to enjoy each stop.


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Database Flight Number: 630


Last update: May 24, 2021
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