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Old 09-02-2018, 12:05 PM
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I was wondering about the fuel load - I planned on 133 gallons in my plane for the same leg, very close to yours. I can put 67 in the wing tanks and plan on a 66 gallon turtle-pac in the right seat.

When you get a little free time I would love to chat with you about your power settings for the trip.
Greg,

I sent you a PM with my telephone number if you would like to chat. My 66g turtle-pac could only be filled to 50g when laying horizontally on the passenger seat pan. Therefore, I needed to add a 20g Big Buddy turtle-pac to obtain the extra fuel capacity (and peace of mind) in Hilo. Upon landing at Concord I still had 4.5 hours of reserve fuel when burning 6 gph.

It sounds like you have a real super tanker of an aircraft.

John
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:14 PM
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VAF,

Blog
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/blog

Photos
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/photos.html

I have updated many sections of the trip blog and added additional photos.

This was a tough trip, with very unfavorable weather around the planet and many obstacles along the way.

I plan to fly "May" to Oshkosh in 2019 and hope to see you there. Fly safe.

Sincerely,

John
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:21 PM
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John,

I just re-read your blog and thoroughly enjoyed every post. Your RTW trip looks like the adventure of a lifetime. I'll be at AirVenture 2019 all week so I hope to meet up with you and shake the hand of my hero! Well done.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:34 PM
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John, congratulations again on a truly amazing accomplishment, under many difficult circumstances. Well done!
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:45 AM
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John,

I just re-read your blog and thoroughly enjoyed every post. Your RTW trip looks like the adventure of a lifetime. I'll be at AirVenture 2019 all week so I hope to meet up with you and shake the hand of my hero! Well done.
Ron,

Thank you for your interest in my flight. It truly was a trip of a lifetime and exceeded my expectations. See you at Oshkosh!

John
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:46 AM
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Default Congratulations!

I am really impressed by your RTW flight. I hope to someday do that in my airplane too, although I'm not yet flying. Great job, and thanks for including your VAF family.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:36 PM
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John, congratulations again on a truly amazing accomplishment, under many difficult circumstances. Well done!
Alex, - Thank you. Many local pilots helped me along the way with encouragement, aircraft service, filing flight plans, food, accommodations, etc.

My handlers from G.A.S.E. (Eddie and Ahmed) did a great job arranging overflight and landing permits, schedule PPR (prior permission to land), monitor my flight progress, send METARs, and perform pilot checks.

The RV is an amazing and capable aircraft.

John

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Old 11-30-2018, 04:52 PM
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VAF,

Blog
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/blog

Photos
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/photos.html

I have updated many sections of the trip blog and added additional photos.

This was a tough trip, with very unfavorable weather around the planet and many obstacles along the way.

I plan to fly "May" to Oshkosh in 2019 and hope to see you there. Fly safe.

Sincerely,

John
Wow $31 per gallon of Avgas! My highest fuel was $12. Great story updated John thank you for the offline message as well. I have a similar trip in mind but too many unknowns not sure I can handle it.
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:43 PM
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Epic! Inspirational! Informative! All the rest of the Right Stuff. Thanks for not only sharing but thinking of what others might learn from your experiences.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:17 AM
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The first single engine was the Douglas World Cruisers in 1924. Four started, two completed the flight.
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Probably a LOT less paperwork involved.
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