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PAPUA-NEW GUINEA REUNION
24-29 October 2016


The 9th Earthrounders Meeting
will now take place
in Mount Hagen,
Papua New Guinea.

Our host: Bob Bates
http://www.pngtours.com/


A change of plan has occurred
for our next Earthrounders Meeting...
Please read on...

Newsletter #1
Newsletter #2
Newsletter #3
How to get there?



Newsletter #4
Pre and Post Meeting Tours



Please read the
PNGTours Information Pack



Who is coming to the Reunion?




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CURRENT CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
Captain Sami Raffa is flying around the World in a Mooney M35MD
http://dreams.anjumhotels.com/#/interactive-map
Status unknown
RECENTlLY COMPETED
CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
Mike Blyth, Jean d'Assonville and Patrick Huang have departed Tedderfield (South Africa) on July 9, 2015 for a Westbound RTW in a Sling 4.
www.airplanefactory.co.za/
Completed
Robert Laurentis has departed LIndbergh Airport (KMYF), San Diego, on May 17, 2015 for a solo RTW in his Malibu Mirage.
http://flyingthrulife.com/
Completed on Sptember 1, 2015
Heinz Peier completed his RTW stated in 2012 in his SX300.
www.travelpod.com/members/hpeier12
Thom Kane and Veronica Baird are on their second world flight with N6TK.
http://www.travelpod.com/z/n6tk/1/1407190289
Bill Harrelson has started his World Record Attempt to fly around the world by the poles in a Lancair IV.
https://go.spidertracks.com/fleetpro/public/zqpilot/tracks
His Facebook page is: ZQ Pilot
Completed on January 22, 2015
Trevor Laundy (Turbo Twin Comanche PA30C D-GPEZ) took off from Peterborough, UK on April 1st, 2013 for New Zealand on the first part of his RTW
Completed on October 2, 2014
SLOWLY BUT SURELY
Flights being undertaken over several years
Bill Charney (Beech Staggerwing)
http://captainbiff.com/
FUTURE RTW
Shaestra wais will fly a A36 Bonanza around the World in June 2016 to become the youngest female to fly solo aoround the World.
www.dreamssoar.com
Sami Raffa and Ralph Eckhardt, two retired B747 Captains are planning an Eastward RTW in a Mooney Ovation.
http://dreamcometrue.de/en
Michel Gordillo is preparing for another RTW, this time via the Poles, in his owner-built RV8
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
Debasish Banerjee will fly a Cessna 182 in the Summer of 2016 from 1A5 Macon County Airport. He is diabetic and he plans to make the flight a tool to raise awareness of Diabetes.
https://roundtheworld.us/
Theodore Robert Wright:
http://www.aroundtheworldforlife.org/
David Bowie:
http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/davidbowie/1/tpod.html
Justin Collins
http://www.spitfireworldchallenge.com/
Mickey Russell
http://www.worldflyers.org/
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.
Solar powered airplane Solar Impulse 2, departed Abu Dhabi on march 9, 2015 for an extraordinary RTW with pilots Bertrand Picard and André Borschberg.
http://info.solarimpulse.com/
In Hawaii for repairs
WHAT'S NEW ?
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 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
Aviation
Aviation
Aviation Aviation Awarded to quality airplane information websites Aviation
Aviation Aviation
Best Aviation Sites

Earlier Notices (2015)

Earlier Notices (2014)
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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
    Dieter langer's
    Maule Rocket M5-180, N5659P
    RTW 1992-1993


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  Previous Photos of the Month 2000 to 2005
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  Previous Photos of the Month 2015   ON...
Earlier Notices (2015)

Earlier Notices (2014)
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Noticeboard:

February 1, 2016: Another very successful 'mini-Earthrounders' Meeting, mainly skyiing and telling flying tall stories at the Pederesen's chalet in Chambery, Switzerland. Their charming and warm hospitality is well known.
At a time, their were 12 RTW present...
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January 22, 2016: From Tony Zue of Uaero China: The first Chinese RTW (Bieijing to Beijing) will depart in June 2016 with Capt. Bo Zang, Ph.D. ( University of Illinois) as PIC. The aircraft was thought to be a DA42 but may be changed to a TBM700. Crew and route have not been finalised.
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December 10, 2015: Our host in PNG in 2016, Bob Bates, revisited Claude Meunier in Western Australia to pick up his C182, P2-HFC and the Earthrounders' flag.
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Passing the Earthrounders' flag. A similar 'ceremony' took place on the same spot on September 28, 2012, handling the flag to Sergey Terekhin, our host in Saint Petersbug in 2014.
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December 6, 2015: Embry-Riddle alumna and graduate student Shaesta Waiz as announced her departure on June 2, 2016, for her 33-city, 19-country, five-continent worldwide solo flight. She intends to be the youngest female to fly solo around the World.
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For more information on Dreams Soar, visit:
https://crowdfunding.erau.edu/project/1304 and
http://news.erau.edu/top-news/embry-riddle-student-to-become-youngest-female-to-fly-solo-around-the-world#sthash.6SL1tjek.dpuf"



December 4 , 2015: Earthrounders.com wishes 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, Peace on Earth, tail winds and all this kind of good things....

Hope we can all meet again, this time in PNG....





Art Mortvedt is exhibiting his famous C185 flying lab Polar Pumpkin in a musem in an effort to foster interest in future aviators and explorers.
"All Earthrounders have remarquable aircrafts and they should use them to help teach young people."
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http://www.polarflight90.com/





November 20, 2015: Congratulations to Michael Smith for the completion of his RTW in a Seary amphibian (Experimental), Southern Sun.
First Solo Amphibian and First Solo Flying Boat circumnavigation.
April 12 to November 14, 2015, West bound from Melbourne, Australia.

The story of the flight on his blog: www.southernsun.voyage
The Searey over Greenland. Larger photo:

November 18, 2015: Harry R. Anderson is announcing the publishing of his book: "Flying 7 Continents Solo ".
Details on the "Books" page.

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

September 24, 2015: Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov will attempt to beat Steve Fossett's record solo balloon flight around the World. He hopes to start and finish his ballooning attempt from Northam in Western Australia. Northam was the starting point for Steve Fossett in 2002 and more recently hosted the Australian National Hot Air Balloon Championships.
http://konyukhov.ru/en/index.html

September 1, 2015: Congratulations to Robert DeLaurentis for the successful completion of his solo RTW with his Malibu Mirage N997MA.

August 31, 2015: Ron Siwik (RTW 2008) is selling his Bonanza tip tanks.
Please see the details on the Messages Page

August 19, 2015: Heinz Peier is selling several items (Iridium Phone, Rescue Suit, etc).
Please see the details on the Messages Page

August 11, 2015: From Soiuzbek Saliev: "I am looking for a pilot interested in joining me on a round- the-world trip by a two-engine plane ".
Read the full message on the Messages Page

July 28, 2015: Russian pilot Sergey Ananov flying around the World in a Robinson 22 helicopter, survived ditching in the cold waters of the Davis Strait, between Iqualuit and Greenland. He departed Moscow on June 13.
Thanking Sergey Terekhin for the news.
Read the full story
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July 28, 2015: Congratulations to Heinz Peier for the completion of his RTW in his SX300.
www.travelpod.com/members/hpeier12
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July 22, 2015: Mike Blyth, Jean d'Assonville and Patrick Huang are now in the USA in their Sling 4.
Larger photo
www.airplanefactory.co.za/






July 20, 2015: Earthrounders Bob Bates and Bob Gannon are paying a visit (annual visit for Bob Bates) to Earthrounder Claude Meunier in Northam (Western Australia) with Bob Bates' C182 P2-HFC.
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July 13, 2015: From Jason Bahnsen (RTW 2002/2003, VH-JDY): "Bob and Diane Dempster from Seattle plan a RTW in a Douglas World Air Cruiser Replica from Seattle. That will be a very interesting flight to follow.
Photo: Jason and Bob and the World Cruiser.
Second photo: The World Cruiser. (click for a larger picture)
More: http://www.seattleworldcruiser.org/







July 4, 2015: Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg landed Solar Impule 2 in Oahu after a record breaking fligth of 118 hours (5 days). Previous record was set in 2006 by Steve Fossett, flying the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer for 76 hours.
http://www.solarimpulse.com/

July 3, 2015: Andrew Pitman of the Airplanefactory in South Africa announces another RTW by a Sling 2 aircraft to depart Johannesburg on July 7th.
Details: http://www.airplanefactory.co.za/

June 28, 2015: Lola Odujinrin announces his imminent departure for a RTW in a Cirrus SR22, N313CD.

June 25, 2015: The grandson of Frank Haile is selling the LAST set of 100 gallon tip tanks made for Bonanzas. Previous sets sold for 30,000USD but he's willing to negotiate for a fast and easy sale. He's a college student and needs to pay tuition for his last year. . The tanks are on standby and can be picked up or delivered immediately.
Please email Richard at RichardKCook@me.com for pricing and delivery options


June 19, 2015: Michael Farikh (RTW 2013 in R66) announces Sergey Ananov's departure from Moscow in a Robunson 22 helicopter for an Eastbound RTW. That will be the first RTW by an helicopter of less than 1000 kg. Sergey left Moscow on June 13.
He can be followed on the Spot Site:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0qKO3ySO7uPMU5YLtUYYX7a4Gn7btQB2x
and on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/R22RTW
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June 12, 2015: Nate Slater, Team Manager of OP Warrior Assist 2018 announces: "I'll be completing an Around the World solo flight in 2018 to raise awareness for disabled veterans and also to raise funds for disabled veteran focused charities.
His Website is: http://www.opwarriorassist.com
Facebook is: http://www.facebook.com/OpWarriorAssist
Twitter is: http://www.twitter.com/OpWarriorAssist

June 12, 2015: Solar Impulse in Nagoya.
http://www.solarimpulse.com/en/?gclid=CP_q-8nLicYCFdgkvQodkq8A3g

May 31, 2015: Solar powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 has left Nanjing (China) for the long leg to Hawaii (8200 KM) with pilot André Borschberg on board.
Tracking

May 23, 2015: Robert Laurentis has departed LIndbergh Airport (KMYF), San Diego, on May 17, 2015 for a solo RTW in his Malibu Mirage. He is presently in Punta Delgada in Sao Miguel in the Azores.
Click here to follow him:
http://flyingthrulife.com/

May 20, 2015: Henning Huffer of Germany announces a Mooney M20F, N7051V for sale.
Photos and details:

May 20, 2015: Captain Sami Raffa is flying around the World in a Mooney M35MD and he is presently in Australia. He is supported by The Anjum Hotels:
http://dreams.anjumhotels.com/#/home
Fllow him on this map:
http://dreams.anjumhotels.com/#/interactive-map

EC-XLL May 8, 2015: Michel Gordillo (RTW 2001) is announcing his new RTW by the Poles in a RV8 he has just finished building.
Departure is scheduled for the beginning of October, this year.
More details on his new Site:
http://www.skypolaris.org/




May 16, 2015: Phillipe Renaudet and Vincent Moisson have started their RTW 'following Phineas Fogg' in a Dyn Aero MCR-4S from Nantes, France, and are now in Naples.
They can be followed with Sat-View:
Details
Following them




April 28, 2015: Phillipe Renaudet announces a different RTW: 'Sur les traces de Jules Verne'... following Jules Verne around the World'...a la Phineas Fogg.
Expected departture from Nantes (France) May 8, 2015
Expected arrival at the Le Bourget Airport: June 20, 2015.
Details





April 19, 2015: A warning on excesive charges experienced in the Phillipines.
Details

April 16, 2015: Many thanks to Jorge Cornish (RTW 1997) for sending photos of a display on the Earthrounders in the Museum "Wings of the Rockies" in Denver.
Click here for a photo of the display








April 12, 2015: From Heinz Peier in Japan: "I am in Kagoshima, Japan and my SX is the First Experimental Airplane approved ever to Fly in Japan's Airspace..... it took a while , lots of Persistence and thanks to Peter Steeger ...Next Russia...
Picture at right: Oil-change in Kagoshima
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March 31, 2015: Solarimpulse2:.
On Sunday March 23, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have landed in Chonqing in China after 22 days of flying their 'Zero Fuel' aircraft.
Here is the the most amazing live streaming of every minute of the flight....
http://www.solarimpulse.com/leg-5-from-Mandalay-to-Chongqing

March 14, 2015: Publishing Company Piper Verlag announces Johannes Burges' (RTW 2013) new book:
"360° Wesward".
Details







March 10, 2015: Another photo of Heinz Peier's SX500 in Wanaka New Zealand, as he gets ready for the Pacific Ocean crossing.
Larger photo by Mike Condon
(http://www.mrcaviation.blogspot.com)









March 9, 2015: Solar Impulse took off at 7.12am (03:12UTC) for its first flight from Abu Dhabi (Al Bateen Executive Airport, AZI/OMAD) in the United Arab Emirates, to Muscat (Muscat International Airport, MCT/OOMS) in the Sultanate of Oman.
Swiss Earthrounder Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are planning a world record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered aeroplane.
http://info.solarimpulse.com/

March 6, 2015: Two drums (400L) of AVGAS available in Abuja, Nigeria.
Full details

March 5, 2015: Heinz Peier is 'on the move again', this time from New Zealand to Japan.
Larger photo (over Wanaka, New Zealand).

February 21, 2015: Earthrounder Michel Gordillo (RTW 2001) is preparing for another RTW, this time via the Poles, in his owner-built RV8 and is waiting for his Polar Clearance.

February 19, 2015:
Happy New Year of the Goat: 山羊 新年快乐


January 22, 2015: Congratulaions to Bill Harrelson for the successful completion of his flight to both Poles. He landed at Kinston NC after a very long leg from Fairbanks AK and flying over the North Pole.
In Fairbanks, he was welcomed by Polar Pilot Art Mortvedt of "Polar Pumpkin" fame.

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