Fly Around The World

This site is our way of sharing our knowledge and experience with fellow aviators. As we fly around the world in a Single Engine Piston, we will post tips here. It’s meant to inspire you to live your own dream. To create your own unique story. If you have tips to add, please let us know and we’ll post them with attribution.

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San Diego, CA, USA

Home airport of the beautiful twin-turbo.

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Amarillo, TX, USA

If you asked my Cirrus Aviation Rep why I purchased the 22T, he will tell you. “To fly it around the world.”

So it begins…

Today was the first leg of the Round the World trip – pushing the bird high and far: 23,000 feet and 800 NM. Lean of Peak Climb. Dialed back for range. The endurance rings stretched all the way into Oklahoma. Another day maybe.

Today we landed on the plateaus of the Texas panhandle, quite pleased with the 27 gallons left in her wings.

Tomorrow we chase the Southern storms, stop, chase, stop… sleep.

If you wish follow to us, interact, we have started to cobble together a repository of knowledge . Feel free to comment, rant, or lurk: aviation.holua.com

For those who have knowledge or experience in “rounding,” we seek your wisdom.

Adventure on.

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Rochester, NY, USA

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Schefferville, Canada

Belly heat. When I selected the pre-heater option, I had a little buyer remorse, wondering when I’d ever use it. Well, now I know. Without it, the bird simply does not start in cold weather. Out comes the GPU. Another lesson learned.

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Iqaluit, Canada

Catching snowflakes out of our hotel window in Iqualuit.

Every day we are reminded that it’s the weather, not the flying, which makes this adventure such a challenge. This is the first time Jose, my co-pilot, has seen and touched snow. So every setback has a silver lining. Great memories.

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Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

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Reyjavik, Iceland

Landed Iceland, via an overnight at Kangerlussuaq in the old Air Force Barracks. Remnants of Sondestrom’s cold war past.

Jack, you’re right about Greenland, layered in a pancake of cloud cover. Fortunately FL170 kept us out of then worst of it – passing through it up and down. Kulusuk was a no go, as it fogged in en route. We brought two 2.5 gallon containers of additional TKS. One is already gone. Regardless of how well you plan, you’re bound to encounter icing along these tracks. Word to the wise.

Getting two thirds across the first pond sure feels good, though. Our reward will be staying an extra night. The fly-sleep-fly routine can stretch your stamina.

Still sporting the gumby fashion!

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Wick, Scotland

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Groningen, Netherlands

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Split, Croatia

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Kalamata, Greece

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Heraklion, Greece

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Aqaba, Jordan

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Manama, Bahrain

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Muscat, Oman

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Karachi, Pakistan

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Nagpur, India

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Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Pattaya, Thailand

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Seletar, Singapore

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Bali, Indonesia

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Kupang, Indonesia

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Darwin, Australia

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Katherine, Australia

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Ayers Rock, Australia

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Coober Pedy, Australia

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William Creek, Australia

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Broken Hill, Australia

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Sydney, Australia

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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Pago Pago, American Samoa

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Christmas Island, Kiribati

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Hilo, Hawaii

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Tracy, CA, USA

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San Diego, CA, USA

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