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CHINA MEETING
ZHENGZHOU

郑州

The 10th Earthrounders Meeting will take place in Zhengzhou, Province of Henan, China, during the Zhengzhou annual AirShow.
We are invited by the Air Show organisers, thanks to the negociations of our host, Earthrounder Wei Chen .
The Air Show will be run from
April 24 to April 28, 2018.

Preliminary Notes
News Letter N°1
News Letter N°2
News Letter N°3

News Letter N°4



News Letter N°5


Who is coming to the Meeting?

Please click here for the Promotional Video for the Meeting






CURRENT CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS

John Bone departed KAAF on October 29, 2017 for a solo Westbound RTW in his Cirrus N140BV.
https://forgottencoastflyers.com/
Tomek Dudziak, from Poland, is flyinng around the World following the Great Circle in his TBM SP-TBM.
https://trackamap.com/sptbm

Karl-Heinz Zahorsky and Karl Karbach started their 'Round-the-World' flight 28th July 2017 from Kiel (EDHK) Germany with Piper Malibu N662TC.
http://www.zahorsky.net/blog/

RECENTlLY COMPLETED
CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS

Robert Vlassic completed his RTW on April 25 in a Piper Saratoga PA32.
Richard Bailey and his daughter Kelly fcomplted their RTW in a TBM 900, N979MB. They landed on August 26, 2017 at their point of departure, Camarillo CA
Debasish Banerjee is flying a Cessna 182 N58635 from 1A5 Macon County Airport. He is diabetic and he plans to make the flight a tool to raise awareness of Diabetes. Currently in India.
https://roundtheworld.us/
Maxim Sotnikov, Marcin Szamborski and their crew completed their RTW in a Bell 407 helicopter. They landed in Konakovo near Moscow, UUEL on June 12, 2017.
Brian Lloyd completed of his RTW in N916BL, Spirit, landing in Kestrel Airpark, TX, 1T7, also completed the flight commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart historic last flight, landing in Oackland, CA.
http://ProjectAmeliaEarhart.org
Sylvia and Brian Foster compltede their RTW in their Vans RV10. They landed on November 6, 2017 in their home town of Port Alfred,
SLOWLY BUT SURELY
Flights being undertaken over several years

Bill Charney (Beech Staggerwing)
http://captainbiff.com/

FUTURE RTW Sami Raffa and Ralph Eckhardt, two retired B747 Captains are planning an Eastward RTW in a Mooney Ovation.
http://dreamcometrue.de/en
Tim Fino is announcing his RTW, departing Oshkosh in a Piper Seneca II N47815 in support of Wings of Mercy East Michigan
http://www.WingsAroundTheWorld.INFO Theodore Robert Wright:
http://www.aroundtheworldforlife.org/
Justin Collins
http://www.spitfireworldchallenge.com/

INTERRUPTED RTW

Sergey Ananov's departed Moscow in a Robinson 22 helicopter for an Eastbound RTW
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0qKO3ySO7uPMU5YLtUYYX7a4Gn7btQB2x
Ditched between Canada and Greenland on July 25, 2015. Pilot safe.
Vincent Moisson and Phillipe Renaudet have started their RTW 'following Phineas Fogg' in a Dyn Aero MCR-4S from Nantes, France, on May 8, 2015.Details
Flight abandoned in Japan in June 2015, Aircraft freighted back to France by sea.
Colin Hales accidented in Japan, after suffering an engine failure.
MESSAGES

Click here for details.


November 11, 2015: Bruce Andrews wants to buy a 160 gallon Turtle-Pac tank.
Full details on the messages page

August 31, 2015: Ron Siwik (RTW 2008) is selling his Bonanza tip tanks.


August 19, 2015: Heinz Peier is selling several items (Iridium phone, rescue Suit, etc).


August 11, 2015: I am looking for a pilot interested in joining me on a round- the-world trip by a two-engine plane

June 20, 2014; From Wolf Shroen: We still have 5 x 55-gal drums of Avgas for sale in Adak. Any interested parties can email me at wolf_schroen(at)hotmail.com

January 14, 2014: Looking to buy or rent ferry tank or 'Dolly Paton' tanks with 120+ gallon capacity for Beechcraft Bonanza (A36).
Please contact by email:
babars@allscribe.com
Indiana, USA
Cell: 317.809.4229

NEW BOOKS AND DVDs

Flying 7 Continents Solo by Harry R. Anderson


CHASING THE MORNING SUN by Manuel Queiroz


FLYING CARPETS, FLYING WINGS by Barbara H. Schultz


AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS by Wg Cmder Monga

UPON SILVER WINGS II by CarolAnn Garrat

POLAR FIRST by Jennifer Murray

GREAT CIRCLE, The World Eastbound by Stephan and Nicolas Perren


FAI BADGE
The new FAI Circumnavigator Badge.
Have you applied for your Badge yet ???

Click here for details.
And list of holders

GOLD STAR AWARD
FOR WEB EXCELLENCE

First recipient of the Earthrounders Gold Star Award for Web Site excellence.
http://www.worldflight2006.de
Details of the Award

Earlier Notices (2017)

Earlier Notices (2016)
Earlier Notices (2015)
Earlier Notices (2014)
Earlier Notices (2013)
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Earlier Notices (2001)



 

Welcome to Earthrounders.com


This site is a register of pilots who have flown around the world in light aircraft (*).
It records the pilots and their aircraft in chronological order,
and aims to inspire others who have similar flying dreams.
(*) Maximum weight 7000 kg.

What is an Earthrounder? Are you one?   More...




PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Ravinder Bansal and his Cessna 400
Solo RTW 2017
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Database #: 602






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Noticeboard:

December 12 , 2017: Congratulations to Miguel Gordillo as the FAi has ratified his record of speed over both Poles on December 15, 2016.(Record #18103), and other speed records.
Congratulations also to Debasish Banerjee for his speed record (Record#17864).

December 8 , 2017:
Here at Earthrounders.com we wishe a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all Earthrounders, their families and friends and all Earthrounders-to-be.

Happy landings, blue skies, tail winds and all this kind of things....

Hope we can all meet again, this time in Zhengzhou, China....



November 27, 2017:
Congratulations to Tomasz Wojtowicz for the completion of his RTW in a Cessna 152. He landed back at Joseph Y Resnick Airport, Ellenville, NY (N89) on September 6, 2017. That is probably the first and the only RTW in a Cesssna 152.

November 27, 2017:
PLEASE READ NEWS LETTER N5, WHICH CONTAINS IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM IN ZHENGZHOU

Click here for News Letter n5

November 24, 2017:
Congratulations to Karl-Heinz Zahorsky and Karl Karbach for the completion of their RTW in their Malibu N662TC. They landed at Kiel Airport, their point of departure, on Friday, October 24, 2017

November 17, 2017:
António Veladas of Évora Airport, Portugal, is announcing his departure on April 14, 2018, for a flight around the World in a Jabiru 230, CX-XAT. His mission is to raise money for "Solidarity Dreams" and help the Volunteer Firefighters of Évora Airport.


November 15, 2017:
Click here to see the latest details on the dates and the program of activities for the Zhengzhou Meeting.

November 10, 2017:
John Bone is well on his way around the World in his Cirrus SR22, N140BV. He left KAAF on October 29th, 2017 and he is in PHOG waiting for fuel to be delivered to PKMJ.
He can be followed on: www.forgottencoastflyers.com
With warm thanks to Hank Cheng for retramitting John's email.

November 10, 2017:
Congratulations to Sylvia and Brian Foster for the successful completion of their RTW in their Vans RV10. They landed on November 6, 2017 in their home town of Port Alfred, after 160 days, 23 countries and 43 airoprts.
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November 5, 2017:
Congratulations to Maxim Sotnikov, Marcin Szamborski and their crew for the successful completion of their RTW in a Bell 407 helicopter. They landed in Konakovo near Moscow, UUEL on June 12, 2017.
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November 5, 2017:
Good news from Karl_Heinz Zahorsky and Karl Karbach, they are "freed of Easter Island" and are now in Florianopolis, Brasil and they are continuing their flight. Their engine did not suffer any damage after having been refuelled with kerosene instead of Avgas.





November 3, 2017:
Congratulations to Peter Powell and his crew for the successful completion of his RTW in his Citation CJ3, N420CH. He was part of a gaggle of six aircraft guided by Air Journey.
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November 2, 2017:
FAI Circumnavigator Badge
There is some confusion about the FAI Circumnavigator Badge and some pilots are disappointed of not being able to get it, simply because they have not followed the rules set by the FAI.

The first rule is they must get a FAI Sporting Licence from their own National Club BEFORE the flight. Unfortunately many pilots fail to get that licence and as a result are not eligible to receive the FAI Badge.

The second rule is to collect evidences that the flight took place around the World. That is easy as any bills, invoices for fuel, accommodation, landing fees, witnesses declarations, etc. are proofs the flight did take place. A minimum of 20 of such 'evidences' is required.

More details here:

November 1, 2017:
Another mini-Earthrounders Meeting, this time in Madrid.
Left to right: Sergey Terekhin, Angela and Flemming Pedersen, Miguel Gordillo.
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October 30, 2017:
Michael Smith's book: (solo RTW 2015) Voyage of the Southern Sun, was launched today at Rose Bay by Dick Smith.
In book stores now.
www.southernsun.voyage








October 3, 2017:
Sincere congratulations to Richard Bailey and his daughter Kelly for the completion of their RTW in a TBM 900, N979MB. They landed on August 26, 2017 at their point of departure, Camarillo CA.
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September 27, 2017:
From Daniel Ramseier:
Handiflight is a non profit association, it was born in Gruyère (Switzerland) in 2007. It has since become the biggest fly-in of disabled pilots from all around the world.
After 10 years of solid success, Handiflight is inverting its normal actions : the event will fly around the world and meet disabled aviators in their own skies, explore new horizons and look for new challenges.

handiflight.com

September 27, 2017:
Karl-Heinz Zahorsky, in their Malibu N662TC writes from Easter Island: They had been delivered 2 drums of Jet Fuel (kerosene) instead of Avgas. Luckily the tower spotted black smoke coming from their exhaust. They managed to return safely to the airport.
Read the full story from their Site:
http://www.zahorsky.net/blog/

Click here for a short article and information on the damage such contamination can inflict to a piston engine and how to avoid it..

September 17, 2017:
From Heinz Peier:
The old travelled website is closed for good and I transferred the Blog with Pictures to the new site which is an archive of my original blog and I would like to make it available to the Earthrounder family:
www.travelark.org/travel-blog/hpeier12/1

August 30, 2017:

New information on flying through Japan

August 30, 2017:
From Ravinder Bansal:
I have completed my RTW in my Cessna 400 on August 20, 2017 and like to sell the following items that I no longer need:
1. Winslow life raft
2. 1-2 person land/water survival kit
3. 120 liter drum turtlepac and 12 volt pump
4. Irridium satellite phone

All these items were purchased new seven weeks ago and are in almost new condition. If interested please contact me at ravibansal1949@gmail.com or on my cell phone (716) 866-0629


Photos and details

August 22, 2017:
Sincere congratulations to Ravinder Bansal for the completion of his solo RTW. He landed in Buffalo (NY) on August 20th.
His words:
Dream fulfilled, back home, Buffalo, NY!
It has been a dream of mine for years to do this Round the World trip. I am finding it hard to believe that I have done it and come back home safely. I have lots of people to thank for helping me fulfill my dream. First and foremost is the unflinching support of my family, my wife Pratibha, my sons Rohan and Nitin, my brothers, sister and their families.Thank you, and Thank you all for helping make my dream come true. I love you all very much.
No more flying for me for a while, got to catch up on drumming, golfing and drinking!

www.raviworldflight.com

August 13, 2017:
Ravinder Bansal:
Finally I am out of Malaysia and past the Philippines. Now in Okinawa, waiting for permits for domestic flights in Japan. Progressing slowly but steadily. Hoping to make it back home to USA soon!
Go to my blog at; www.raviworldflight.com for details.


August 11, 2017:
Air Journey is leading a gaggle of 6 US and Canadian aircraft around the World. They are near Mount Hagen in PNG:
N420CH - Cessna C525B
N510CZ - Cessna C525B
CGRRD - Cessna C510
N12DZ - Pilatus PC12
N924CJ - Socata TBM700
With thanks to BB for the information.

August 6, 2017:
Karl-Heinz Zahorsky, in their Malibu N662TC writes from Colombo, Sri Lanka, mentionning that Avgas is only available in drums and has to be paid in cash in: AL AIN in UAE, MUSCAT in OMAN, COLOMBO in SRI LANKA.

August 3, 2017:
Sincere congratulations to Brian Lloyd for the successful completion of his RTW in N916BL, Spirit, landing in Kestrel Airpark, TX, 1T7. Brian also completed the flight commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart historic last flight, landing in Oackland, CA.
http://ProjectAmeliaEarhart.org

July 27, 2017:
From Karl-Heinz Zahorsky:
Karl-Heinz Zahorsky and Karl Karbach will be starting their 'Round-the-World' flight 28th July 2017 from Kiel (EDHK) Germany with Piper Malibu N662TC. This flight will go East and also have a special 3 day stop-over in SriLanka where Karl-Heinz Zahorsky's software development company LaserSoft Imaging is supporting a children's home for deaf children.
http://www.zahorsky.net/blog/

July 20, 2017:
An update from the Fosters from South Africa in their home built RV10:
We are currently in Wick waiting for the weather to fly to Iceland. We left Port Alfred on 31st May, thinking we had plenty of time to get to Oshkosh. Sadly because of weather delays we will not make It in time , we dearly hoped to meet up with other RV10 owners and enjoy the Oshkosh experience, but who can rely on the weather?
Hope to meet some EAA members when we finally get to the good old USA.


July 19, 2017:
Colin Hales was trying to fly around the Word in his little KR2.
He has crashed in Japan following an engine failure.
He is quite badly injured with a broken hip and three separate fractures of his back. He will be having surgery today July 19th and then a prolonged recovery will follow.
There is no doubt that the clinical care in Japan will be first class, but it certainly will be very expensive. It is expected treatment will top $30,000 and Colin simply hasn't got it.
A "Crowd Fund" has been started to help Colin and it is never too late to ensure his care and repatriation are conducted in the best way for somebody in his situation.
I am sure that here at Earthrounders we can help him, he is one of us! The link to contribute to this cause is
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/colin-hales

Thanks to Manuel Queiroz for the sad news.

July 18, 2017:
From Richard Beech:
I am preparing for a RTW circumnaviation with my daugther (who will be 12-13 years old when I take the trip). I am looking for someone to chat with about this trip. I plan on going the Alaska/Russia and England/Iceland/Greenland/Canada path. Have not decided East or Westbound as of now. We are planning on using a Cessna TTx or a Cirrus SR-22.
Looking for information on:
1) Any information on traversing and refueling in Russia
2) Clearance companies with good services
We are early in our planning but would love to start conversations and data gathering now.
Thanks in advance,
Richard & Eliza
Houston, Texas

rbeech@yahoo.com

July 18, 2017:

Please read our News Letter N°1
and click here for the Promotional Video

July 5, 2017:
Ravi Bansal announces his departure from Buffalo (NY). He is now in Bagotvile (Canada) and will be in Iqualuit tomorrow.
Wishing him fair weather all along.

July 1, 2017:
Bob and Steven Dengler have started their C150 Global Odyssey in their Bell 429 helicopter.
https://www.c150go.ca/
More...

July 1, 2017:
From Daniel Ramseier:
'Handiflight', a non profit association, was born in Gruyère (Switzerland) in 2007. It has since become the biggest fly-in of disabled pilots from all around the world : a unique opportunity to share experiences and enjoy flying in the beauty of Swiss Alps.
After 10 years of solid success, Handiflight is inverting its normal actions : the event will fly around the world and meet disabled aviators in their own skies, explore new horizons and look for new challenges.
http://handiflight.com/en/




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