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First name: Xinyu
Other people who have completed the full circumnavigation:
First name: Hong
First name: Bingchen
Other people who may have flown part of the journey:
First name: Ziguan
Leg(s) flown: 40
First name: Xing
Leg(s) flown: 41
First name: Yuqi
Leg(s) flown: 40
First name: Peng
Leg(s) flown: 22
First name: Heng
Leg(s) flown: 22
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Twin
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG)
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Y-12II
Type: (i.e. A35): Y-12II
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
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North
Date of departure: Jan/29/ 2017
Point of departure: TAIPING international airport Harbin China
Date of return to point of departure: Jun /24/ 2017
Point of return: TAIPING international airport Harbin China
Duration: (days): 147
Duration: (flying hours): 174 hours 4 minutes
Distance flown: over 60,000KM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 14
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 42
How many countries did you visit?: 20
China, Russia, USA ,Mexico ,Costa Rica,Panama,Ecuador ,Aruba,Trinidad and Tobago,Surinam,Brazil,The Republic of Cape Verde ,Sierra Leone,Ghana,Chad,Sudan,Sudan Saudi Arabia ,United Arab Emirates ,Pakistan,India,Myanmar,Vietnam,China
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF Radio VHF Radio
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Garmin430 Garmin795
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? :
If not, which company did you use?: by the Chapman Freeborn Company
Which insurance company did you use? : PROPERTY AND CASUALTY COMPANY LIMITED PICC
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : From King Khalid Airport,Saudi Arabia to Dubai
Which was the most difficult? : From Petropavlovsk ,Russia to Magadan ,Russia ,we have met the aircraft icing during this leg.
Another one is from Panama to Ecuador , we have met the CB weather
Which was the best airport you landed at? : The best airport we landed is in the Dubai.
Which was the worst? : The one we think the worst is the airport of Freetown,Sierra Leone
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? :
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : The first Chinese made aircraft completed the RTW.
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL?
General remarks about your flight:
Experienced the largest temperature difference. We had experienced the -46 ? in Russia and the hottest temperature reached to 56? in Sudan .
Across the equator 4 times .
The total distance reached 63000km .
The captain Zhang xinyu and the Co-polite Liang hong are couple ,and they together completed the RTW .
The age of our aircraft is 32 yeas old .
The aircraft flight time of captain Xinyu Zhang are 140 hours before RTW, The helicopter flight time of captain Xinyu Zhang are 80 hours before RTW. The maximum routing of Y-12II is 1340 km and this when we across Atlantic Ocean our flight distance reached 2700 km .
Advice to other pilots:
Flying around the South America equator area beware of the changes of weather because of the equatorial drift .
Be familiar and make yourself master of your own plane .
The most important is that if you operate with your wife remember do not argue with her ever .
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