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The 11th Earthrounders Meeting will
take place in Switzerland
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
Sunday, September 26th, 2021.

(Please note the new dates. Change and postponment due to the risk of the Corona Virus.)

We have been invited by Daniel and Sarah Ramseier of the Handiflight Group.
A short video shows their activities:
and their RTW project:

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Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 1.

Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 2.

Looking forward at meeting you all there.


Shinji Maeda from Seatle will depart on May 1, 2021 with his Bonaza, Lucy.
Alex and Marina Gronberger will depart from Argentina on February 2021 in their Cirrus.
Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels from Cedar Rapids, CID are planning to fly Piper Lance N36194.
Art Castanares (Mexican-American) will depart from San Diego, California in a SIAI Marchetti S208 .
Joaquin Escolano from Mexico is planning RTW in his TBM.
Serkan Zalaltuntas and Meltem Zalaltuntas are planning a circumnavigation from Istambul on first week of June 2020.
Edwin Galkinis planning his 4th RTW with Mark Seeman, departing 47N on March 25, 2020.
Donald McCulloch (RTW 1986) is planning another RTW in his Aerostar in 2020.

Barry & Sandra Payne landed Taupo (NZ) on in Commanche ZK-BAZ.
The Handiglight team (2 CTLS and a Commache) landed Geneva.
Dr. Bo Zhang second RTW in his DA42 NG, N821ZB.
Wolfgang Reichenberger in a Diamond DA42NG, N430PS, landed in Atlanta.
Jack Long and his crew completed their third RTW in Jack's PC12/45 N575C.
Georges Adam (RTW 2017, 2018) on his third RTW
Stevan Mommertz completed his flight in memory of John T Kounis in N6275E.
Jack Long and Josh Marvil are on their third RTW in a PC12, N575PC.

Roland Szász, and Zoltan Fülöp have landed at Targu Mures Airport in Transylvania. in their PA46-350P, 'Transylvania Maverick' , T7-HEY.
Dr. Edwin Galkin (RTW 1988 and RTW 2004) and Martin Balk have landed on November 0, 2018 on Edwin Galkin third RTW,
Luke Lyson in a Cirrus DF50 Vision Jet. He landed at Renton KRNTon Novemeberber 16th, 2018.
Logan Tinley, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, cpmpleted his RTW in his Mooney Ovation N9159Q.
Fahr Alam landed his RTW from Clearwater Florida on November 1, 2018 in a Pilatus PC 12, N9854Z.



Flying 7 Continents Solo by Harry R. Anderson





POLAR FIRST by Jennifer Murray

GREAT CIRCLE, The World Eastbound by Stephan and Nicolas Perren

The new FAI Circumnavigator Badge.
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It records the pilots and their aircraft in chronological order,
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Sheasta Waiz's Bonanza A36
RTW 2017
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September 20, 2020:

If it had not been for that horrible pandemic, we would be today in Switzerland with our host Daniel, sharing a few drinks and swapping tall stories.
Hopefuly,we shall meet again a year from today in Switzerland as planned.
Our host Daniel has posted a video of the ‘Desalpage’, quite an event when the cows come down from their summer pastures high in the mountains to spend the winter in the valleys. It is on Face Book in the ‘Community’ section and also can be seen here: or by clicking on the picture at right.

We wish you all to stay safe and healthy and we are all looking forward to our next gathering.

September 5, 2020:

Shinji Maeda in his brigthly decorated Vee-Tail Bonanza, Lucy (N9787Y), is aiming at a departure on May 1, 2021 or between May and August 2021 or in 2022, all depending of Covid-19 restrictions.
For more information:
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July 30, 2020:

From Ravinder Bansal:
Finally after three years, my record solo flight has been verified and accepted by the Limca Book of Records (owned by Coca Cola!) which is the Indian equivalent of Guinness Book of Records for India, confirming that I am the first person of Indian origin to fly around the world solo in a single engine plane!.
The Record from the LIMCA BOOK of Records.
Ravinder's book: "Clear Direct Destination">

July 10, 2020:

Belated sincere congratulations to Matt Jones,Joe Brooks and Ian Smith for their successful completion of their extraordinary RTW in a Supermarine Spitfire, G-IRTY.
They started on August 5, 2019 from Goodwood Aerodrome, Chichester, UK, (EGHR) and landed on December 12, 2019.
This is the only RTW in a single seat aircraft.
Matt Jones and Ian Smith also flew a PC-12, OY-THP, as the support aircraft .

June 28, 2020:

Peter Wilson (RTW 2017) is announcing his new book: TWO ROTORS: ONE PLANET.

Book details and ordering Form.

June 14, 2020:

Michel Gordillo (RTW 2001, 2016) announces his new Book:"NORDPOL UND SUDPOL IM SOLOFLUG".
Miguel Angel Gordillo is the first person to circle the earth over the North and South Poles with a home-built airplane weighing less than 1750 kg.
In 2016, he covered 76,000 km under the most extreme flight conditions across the desert, jungle, mountains, ocean and ice, setting the world record for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

More photos of EC-XLL
Book details and ordering Form.

June 8, 2020:

Hope you are all well in those difficult times and that no one around you is affected by the virus.
Unfortunately and because of the risks caused by the Corona Virus, our Meeting in Swtzerland this year is being postponed to next year.
The new dates are now: From Tuesday, September 21st to Sunday, September 26th.
Those are sad news but we may feel lucky if the price we pay is only a change of date to our meeting as too many people have lost their jobs and some have lost their lives.

Looking forward at meeting again, even if it is at a later date…

Cheer up and wishing you to stay safe.

More on: Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 2.

May 13, 2020:

Thanks to Tiffany Ann Brown, author of Fate on a Folded Wing for this link to an excellent article on Joan Merriam Smith.
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May 11, 2020:

Peter R. Teahen is also postponing his Flight To End Polio , 2021RTW until April 21, 2021.

April 23, 2020:

From Debasish Banerjee:
My speed record in class C1c (C182P) between Manama Bahrain and Muscat UAE., has been confirmed by the FAI. That was done during the first half of my RTW (started in 2016 from 1A5). I plan to complete my RTW in 2021.

Congratulations and best wishes for the completion of your RTW!
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March 31, 2020:

As Avgas is getting more and more difficult to get in some countries, aircraft fitted with Diesel engine are getting popular. That is what Wolfgang Reichenberger and his wife Monica have used for their RTW in 2019 (Fight Number: 653).

AVweb has published a very interresting video on the Diamond DA40 NG.

March 30, 2020:

From Daniel Ramseier, our host in Switzerland:

Dear Earthrounders,
We hope you're fine despite the current situation. Although at this time, we are still confident that our meeting will be able to take place in September as planned, and confirm that your accommodation is booked, we suggest that payment of the registration fee be postponed until June. We will then contact you individually to confirm your registration. If you click on this link you can follow the arrival of spring in Châteaux-d'Oex ;-)
Take care of yourself and your family,
Kind regards,

March 24, 2020:

A beautiful Aerostar (Aren't they all beautiful?)
Photo and details.

March 16, 2020:

From Ross Edmondson:
My C182 flight has now made it as far as Auckland, New Zealand, and I am waiting for the Corona Virus travel restrictions across the Pacific to be lifted before continuing back to the USA to complete the circle.
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March 16, 2020:

From Chris Cowan:
I am gearing up for a RTW trip in a 1994 Grob 115C. I'd be interested in speaking with anyone who is planning on a trip in the near future or has recently completed such a trip.
Chris Cowan Victoria BC Canada. 250-858-3532

March 10, 2020:

Two crews (Ed Galkin and Peter Teahen) are postponing their RTW flights due to the current situation with the Corona Virus.

March 9, 2020:

Sincere congratulations to Jens Thamer for the succesful completion of his RTW in his Diamond DA40, D-ETFF. He landed on March 7 at Hersfeld (EDEN), Germany.
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March 7, 2020:

From Peter Teahen:
We continue to plan for our departure on March 24 and we are monitoring the Corona Virus situation.
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February 20, 2020:

Great news from Jack Long (RTW 2015, 2017, 2019) and his team, They will fly to the Switzerland Meeting with their Pilatus PC-12, N575PC, on what Jack calls the “ wrong way“ .
That will be their fourth RTW.
Wishing then fair winds and blue skies and hoping others will also fly to the meeting.
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February 1, 2020:

Congratulations to:
Dierk and Alex Reuter in their TBM 930 N444CD and Sebatian and Patricio Diaz in their TBM 850 for the completion of their RTW via the Poles.

They also have obtained the FAI Circumnavigator Badges.

February 1, 2020:

Jens Thamer and his Diamond DA40, D-ETFF visiting Claude Meunier at Northam Airport (YNTM) during his Eastbound RTW.
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January 10, 2020:

Ravinder Bansail (RTW 2017) is announcing his new book: "Cleared Direct Destination: My Solo Flight Around the World for Cancer Awareness"..
All proceeds from the book will be donated to the Rotary Ambala Cancer Hospital.
Details :

January 2, 2020:

Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels are announcing their departure from Cedar Rapids on March 14 in Peter's Piper LanceII N36194.
They will be rising awareness around the globe to eradicate polio through Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Article in the Gazette.
Flight to end polio.

December 21 2019:

Shinji Maeda announces his departure for a RTW in his Bonanza N9787Y on 5/1/2020 from Everett WA (KPAE).
He can be followed on YouTube.

December 20 2019:
We wish 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, low landing fees, tail winds, Peace on Earth, and all this kind of good things....
Hope we can all meet again, this time in Switzerland....

December 19, 2019:

From Daniel Ramseier, our Host in Switzerland in 2020:
Please read the Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 1.

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