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
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,
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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