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CLAUDE  MEUNIER

1. DATA FILE


THE PILOT
Name : Claude Meunier
Nationality : French and Australian
Licences: Private, IFR
Age at the time of the flighl : 61 years
Flying experience at the time of the flight : 2500 hours

THE AIRCRAFT :
Made : Piper Aerostar
Type :602P/700
Registration : VH-XRD
Engines :2 Lycoming 540 of 350 HP.
Length : 10.61 m.
Wing span : 11.18 m.
Type : : Metallic, mid-wing twin..
Maximum weight : 2722 kg
Cruising speed : 230 knots (425 km/h).

THE FLIGHT
Departure point : Northam (Western Australia)
Departure date : May 15, 1996
Arrival point : Northam
Arrival date : September 22, 1996
Stops :.
Ceduna (South Australia), Brisbane (Queensland), Noumea (New Caledonia), Nadi (Fiji), Pago Pago (American Samoa), Christmas (Kiribati), Hilo (Hawaii), Santa Barbara (California), Seatle, Vancouver (Canada), Brandon, Thunder Bay, Montreal (Saint Hubert), Goose Bay, Narsasuack (Greenland), Reykjavik (Iceland), Glasgow (Scotland), OIstend (Belgium), Toussus-le-Noble (France), Nice, Iraklion (Crete), Cairo (Egypt), Bahrayn, Seeb (Oman), Madras (India), Penang (Malaysia), Seletar (Singapore), Bali (Indonesia), Port Hedland (Western Australia).
Equator : Crossed twice
Break downs :
Two exhaust gaskets, one electric fuel pump, one starter motor.
Records :
Speed record between Hilo and Santa Babara at 360 km/h.
Other records :
Meunier is also holing 20 records in fixed wings and helicopter.


BIBLIOGRAPHY   AND   SOURCES


Magazines : Claude Meunier wrote two articles describing his RTW flight.
They can be read on the Earthrounders Site : The Earthrounders

Other sources :
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Archives in Lausanne, Switzerland




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