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...
September 18, 2018
From Wei Chen, our host in China:
Just had a Mini-Earthrounder Reunion in South Africa. Visited the The Airplane Factory in Johannesburg.
James Pitman is the best host. They flew this airplane around the world three times.
Love our community.
September 11, 2018
Congratulations to Georg and Tim Kraus for the completion of their RTW in D-EMDT.
That was the C210 used in 2009 by Ludwig Freiling and Jurgens Hoch.
September 6, 2018
From Alexander Tsenter and Andrey Borisevich:
We crossed Russia, Alaska and the US and are now on the East shore (close to Boston)
We did 20,000 km in 105 flight hours, 21 day (5 days off, not flying).
September 5, 2018
Congratulations to John Koehler for the completion of his Eastbound RTW, in his Van's RV-9A, N944JK.
Details of the Flight.
September 4, 2018
Congratulations to Shaesta Waiz as her speed record has been approved by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) in Switzerland as a World record (record ID 18257).
Honolulu, HI to Oakland, CA, 272.22 km/h, (166.05 mph)
Class C, Aeroplanes
Subclass: C-1d, Group: I (Internal Combustion)
Beechcraft Bonanza A36, N364ER
August 31, 2018
Congratulations to the Russian crew members for the completion of their polar RTW in their La-8 and Borey amphibian russian aircraft.
Valery Tokarev, cosmonaut, former test pilot (Borey, La-8)
Sergey Alafinov, private pilot, Aerovolga CEO (La-8)
Vladimir Evstafyev, B747C captain, former Beriev test pilot (La-8)
Oleg Atkov, cosmonaut, private pilot (La-8)
Dmitry Suslakov, private pilot, Aerovolga chief designer (La-8, Borey)
Andrey Ivanov, private pilot, AOPA Russia director (Borey, La-8)
Loïc Blaise (France), private pilot, former commercial seaplane pilot (Borey, La-8)
Thank you to Ignat Solovey of Flight TV.ru for the details and for this video:
August 26, 2018
Congratulations to Olivier Ruedin for the completion of his Westbound RTW, in his P46J, HB-PSK.
August 19, 2018
Alexander Tsenter and Andrey Borisevich have started their RTW from Belarus in their Cessna 182T, EW-490LL in an easterly direction.
Instagram: letimby and #letimby
Wishing them fair winds and blue skies...
August 13, 2018
Great news from White Rose Aviation:
Kiribati Oil Co (KOil) have agreed to supply avgas 100LL at PLCH (Kiribati, aka Christmas Island) but it must be preordered well in advance.
Not too sure of lead in time. I would suggest that pilots prepay as well to hopefully be extra safe.
Note: there is still no Avgas in Pago Pago and on Easter Island.
August 12, 2018
Wolfgang Reichenberger and his wife Monica are on their way in their DA42NG, N430PS. After crossing he Atlantic, they are in Vienna, Austria.
They can be followed on these two videos:
August 11, 2018
Congratulations to Ruben Dias and Mischa Gelb for the completion of their RTW in a Robinson R66 Turbine.
Their flight was an 'Equatorial with crossing 2 Antipodes' (Neiva, Colombia and Palembang, Indonesia).
August 3, 2018
From Sergey Terekhin, our host in Russia in 2014:
Three Russian seaplanes are flying around the Globe, mostly along the Northern Polar Circle.
Sergey Alafimov, Valery Tokarev (cosmonaut ) and Andrey Ivanov. (They attended Saint Petersburg meeting in 2014) are among the 7 crew members.
They started on July 4th and are at the moment in Greenland..
It's possible to follow them online:
Thank you Sergey.
July 31, 2018
From Adam Broome:
A few Earthrounders got together last Tuesday (July 24) at Airventure in Oshkosh. We met beside Adrian Eichhorn’s 1962 P35 Bonanza, which was on display in the Vintage area.
Thank you Adam.
Full size picture with names.
July 28, 2018
Our host in Zhenhzhou, ei Chen meeting with Brian Lloyd in Osh.
Any other RTW pilots meeting there? Please send your photos.
July 25, 2018
From Brian Lloyd (RTW 2017):
Where are the Earthrounders at OSH this year?
I would like to meet others who have flown around the world.
I'm doing a forum on my flight on Friday at 1130 in Forum 7.
Larger picture of Brian's Mooney
July 16, 2018
Olivier Ruedin of Swizterland is in Alaska on a Westbound RTW in a P46J Jet prop after leaving Zurich on June 6th.
Wishing him fair winds and blue skies.
July 15, 2018
After Wei Chen's beautiful video of the Zhengzhou Meeting, I have been asked to group the videos of previous Meetings.
Here they are:
July 14, 2018
Our Host in Zhengzhou, Wei Chen announces a beautiful video of the 10th Earthrounders Meeting.
Thank you Wei!
Click here for the video.
July 12, 2018
Congratulations to Dejeou Chou and William Archer for the completion of their RTW in an Eclipse 500, N287WM.
Claiming to be the first Eclipse around the Word, the shortest and the shortest number of days around the Wiord.
Also the smallest number of stops.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i5to77vs173ypmn/2018%20Earthrounder%20Reunion-%20small%20file.MP4?dl=0 July 6, 2018
From Jorge Cornish:
Anoche hice este video de la reunion en México 2005, espero te guste.
A magnificent and beautiful video of the Mexico 2015 Meeting. A lot of us look much younger.
We also salute some of our old friends in the video that are no longer with us.
Do not miss it, it is well worth viewing.
Thank you Jorge and Málu.
July 3, 2018
From Wolfgang Reichenberger:
I am planning to join your ranks, starting here from my base MYNN Nassau Bahamas via Newfoundland-Azores-Europe-Russia-Japan-Philippines-Australia-NZ-Tahiti-Easter-Chile-Brazil-Bahamas, starting here 10-July.
N430PS, DA42NG. Crew: myself, pax: my wife Monica.
Good luck and fair winds. He has chosen an aircraft using he "right fuel"!!
June 29, 2018
The Earthrounders Flag being handed by Flemming Pedersen to Daniel Ramseier in Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland in preparation for the 2018 Earthrounders Meeting in Switzerland.
June 24, 2018
From Jeb Andrews:
My son, Mason Andrews, DOB 26 April 2000, launches 14 July to try to become the youngest solo pilot to circumnavigate. He has been advised by Adam Broome, Robert DeLaurentis, Jack Weigand, and Matt Guthmiller and is looking forward to a successful flight. He looks forward to joining you guys in Switzerland in 2020 if all goes.
Read the article from the Louisiana Tech University
Wishing him fair winds and blue skies.... and not too many delays during the flight...
June 20, 2018
Congratulations to German Hucke for the completion of his RTW in his PA-46, CC-AQZ..He landed back in Temuco, Chile on June 15th.
June 3, 2018
John Koehler has started his Eastbound RTW in his RV-9 A. He flew his first leg from California to Oshkosh in 11.5 hours.
We all wish him fair winds and blue skies.
Thanking Manuel Queiroz for the information.
May 31, 2018
From Andrey Borisevich and Alexander Tsenter:
We plan to be the very first Belarusian crew to complete a flight around the world in a Cessna 182.
Airplane: Cessna 182T, 2004, reg number EW490LL
Departure: August 15th, 2018 (+/- 3 days) Westbound by the classic northern route.
We decided to change direction and we gonna fly eastbound to cross Russia in August before the bad weather.
May 29, 2018
We finally have a photo of that "Secret Meeting"....
Left to right: Paula, Michel, Malú, Jorge
Thank you Jorge...
That does follow a surprise encounter
May 13, 2018
Albert ("Jay") Shower passed away on February 10, 2018. He had a remarkable career in the US Navy for more than 22 years. He flew around the World in 1993 with Murray Goodrich in a Bonanza. He attended 4 Earthrounders meetings (Perth 2003, Mexico 2005, Cape Town 2008 and Florida 2012).
Our sincere condolences to his family.
From FLYING MAGAZINE
From General Aviation News
May 2, 2018
Back from the 10th Earthrounders Meeting in Zhengzhou, China.
A great and very successful Meeting.
Many thanks to our Host Wei Chen who did a great job.
Our next Meeting will take place in Switzerland in September 2020.
Hope to see you all there!
April 24, 2018
A surprise encounter: Jorge and Malu Cornish on their way to a "secret Earthrounders Meeting"...
April 16, 2018
A long awaited photo...
New world record ...
Eight Earthrounders on the same chairlift...on the same perch...
Thank you Flemming...
April 13, 2018
Gone to Zhengzhou, China to the 10th Earthrounders meeting. See you all there!!
April 9, 2018
James Pitman and Mike Blyth present a video of their first RTW (2009) in their Sling ZU-TAF:
Other interresting videos on their Internet Site:
April 3, 2018
Congratulations to Georges Adam for the successful completion of his second RTW in his PC-12/45 C-GSAG. He landed at Montreal St Hubert (CYHU) on March 29.2018.
Larger picture, (from his first RTW)
March 30, 2018
Message from Roland Szász :
My colleague and myself, we are planing an eastbound RTW in our PA46-350P, starting hopefully within the next two month. We hoped that everything is clear, than we got the information that there is no AVGAS on Christmas Island available any more. We tried to contact PLCH and KOIL… no answer.
Does somebody of you have a good contact or can help us with an information how to get 2 x 200 liter drums of AVGAS to PLCH.
Any information is highly appreciated.
Thank you for your help!
March 25, 2018
Please read our last News Letter N°8, for the latest on the last details for the Meeting.
News Letter N°8
March 13, 2018
From Waldemar Miszkurka (RTW 1997):
Looking for a person who would fly with me on a two-engine turboprop EM-11 ORKA to East from Poland and will participate in travel costs. Details about the plane on the websites.
For more detailes please e-mail me at: email@example.com or 48 604605400
This will be my second RTW flight.
March 1, 2018
It looks the crossing of the Pacific (South and Central) is getting more and more difficult as Avgas is getting harder and harder to get. There is no Avgas on Easter Island (SCIP) and now Avgas is no longer available at Chrismas Island (PLCH).
Thank you to Mike Grey of White Rose Aviation for the latest update.
For earlier notices, please click here
Last update: September 6, 2018