In 1985, as a promotional event, a PFM powered Mooney (D-EAFE) circumnavigated the globe.
More details can be found on the earthrounders website.
MICHAEL SCHULTZ & HANS KAMPIK
|Year : 1985-86
Crew : Michael Schultz, Pilot & Hans Kampik, Co-Pilot
Nation : Germany
Aeroplane Type : Mooney 231
Engine : Porsche PFM 3200
Registration : D-EAFE
Route : WEST
Start : July 10, 1985 from Donaueschingen, Germany.
Details of the route : Northern Europe, Island, Greenland, Alaska, USA, Mexico, Central America, South America down to Puerto Montt, Chile, crossing the Cordilleras to Bariloche, Argentina.
Up do Natal, Brazil and crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Dakar/Senegal.
Down to South Africa, up again to Addis Abeba/Ethiopia.
Via Arabia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia to Melbourne.
Up again via Papua New Guinee, Brunei, Philippines, Hong-Kong, Schang-hai to Tokio.
Crossing the Pacific Ocean via Marshall Islands, Hawaii to Los Angeles and Florida, then back home via Bermuda Islands, Azores, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland.
Arrival : January 16, 1986 Donaueschingen, Germany.
Total flight hours : 600 Hours
Total Landings : 200
Total Countries : 62 in all continents
Total distance : 100.000 KM
Michael Schultz died on August 23, 1996
Hans Kampik lives since 1987 in Belo Horizonte/Brazil
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Notes : First landing since 1945 at Itatek Airstrip, Kulusuk/Greenland.
First private single engine airplane landing since Fidel Castro in Habana/Cuba.
Schultz, flying alone, crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Natal/Brazil to Dakar/Senegal and the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo via Marshall Islands and Hawaii to Los Angeles because of weight reasons/extra gasoline tanks.
Schultz/Kampik flying together, crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Florida via Bermuda Islands, Azores Islands to Lisbon.
Longest distance flight over sea from Majuro Islands to Honolulu: 16:22 hours.
Crossing the Artic Circle at 35 Miles North of Bettles/Alaska.
Crossing 6 times the Equator.
Crossing 6 times the Tropic of Capricorn.
Crossing 3 times the Tropic of Cancer.
Crossing 3 times the Zero Meridian
Crossing the Date Meridian on 24th of December 1985, from Majuro Islands to Hawaii celebrating 2 time Christmas eve.