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Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Maxim
Surname: SOTNIKOV
Nationality: Russia
Other people who may have flown part of the journey:

First name: Marcin
Surname: Szamborski.

First name: Natalia
Surname: Sotnikova

First name: Mikhail
Surname: Movshin

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…): Helicopter
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Bell
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): 407
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: RA-01930
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Westbound
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: 17.04.2017
Point of departure: Konakovo near Moscow, UUEL
Date of return to point of departure: 12.06.2017
Point of return: Konakovo near Moscow, UUEL
Duration: (days): 38 were flying days, 57 total journey days
Duration: (flying hours): 184 hours
Distance flown: 38975km / 21045nm


How many overnight stops did you make? : 57
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? :  
How many countries did you visit?: 10
Itinerary:
 

Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : We used sat telephone, emails, regular phones
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ?inREach by Garmin
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : All
If not, which company did you use?:  
Which insurance company did you use? :
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Europe
Which was the most difficult? : Russia
Which was the best airport you landed at? :
Which was the worst? :
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : No.
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? :
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? Facebook only: https://www.facebook.com/WorldAround2017

General remarks about your flight:
International Crew, (Russia/Poland) who met during World Helicopter Championships in Russia in 2012and become friends. Maxim Sotnikov is current Helicopter World Champion from WHC 2015 in Poland. Marcin Szamborski is silver medallist from World Air Games in Dubai 2015. We had a great support during the flight, especially when over Russia territory from our Russian friends from Moscow, especially from Irina Grushina and Aleh Paujukas.


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Last update: November 4, 2017
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