9 years to build. 2 years to test. 2 months to fly around the world.
Countries visited: 19 (26 overflown)
Total great circle distance traveled: 23,196 nm (42959 km)
Distance flying over the world's oceans: 14,200 nm
Longest Leg: Hilo, Hawaii to Oakland, CA in 16.5 hours
AVGAS used: 1225 gallons
Flight Hours: 177 hrs
Total pilot flight hours after the trip was completed: 524 hrs
"May" is officially a member of the "Earthrounders" community!
I would like to thank the following companies and individuals for sponsorship and assistance during my flight around the world.
MCW Associates, Aircraft Spruce, Ameriprise Financial, Classic Aero Designs, Odyssey Batteries, MFJ, Dynon Avionics, and Garmin for funding, equipment, and technical support.
General Aviation Support Egypt for their extraordinary help to obtain permits, arrange handling, and flight watch. Their network of agents around the planet is an invaluable resource for RTW pilots. Thank you Eddie and Ahmed!
The Hawaiian Airlines crew who relayed messages back to San Francisco radio during my fuel diversion at Christmas Island. I owe you guys a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label scotch.
The pilots from Vans Airforce who quickly arranged a hanger at Maui airport (PHOG) as hurricane Hector rapidly approached Hawaii. Without their help my plane would likely have been destroyed on the ramp in Hilo.
The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1581, who helped me repair my plane in Trento, Italy.
The many RTW enthusiasts who provided encouragement and tracked my journey over the vast Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans.