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.
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November 9, 2018:
Congratulations to Logan Tinley, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, for the competion of his RTW in his Mooney Ovation N9159Q.
The aim of the flight was to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
November 7, 2018:
Luke Lyson is flying a Cirrus DF50 Vision Jet.He departed KRNT, flying East on October 12th, 2018 and Landed in Zhuhai, China (ZGSD) and will shortly be flying to Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Alaska and back to Renton Washington.
Nvember 1, 2018:
Peter Wilson (RTW 2017) is getting ready for more adventurs in his Robinson R66 helicopter.
Nvember 1, 2018:
Congratulations to Fakhr Alam for the completon of his RTW in a Pilatus PC 12, N9854Z. He landed back in Florida on November 1, 2018.
October 31, 2018:
Dr. Edwin Galkin (RTW 1988 and RTW 2004) and Martin Balk have launched Edwin Galkin third RTW, on October 26, 2018 from Edison NJ in the same Cessna Centurion N2160S.
Many thanks to Andrew R, for the information.
They are now in the Mediteranean.
October 20, 2018:
Announcing a new fascinating book by Don Ledger on the life, success and adventurees of Earthrounder David Mcculloch (RTW 1986).
October 20, 2018:
Three RTW are on their ways and doing well:
Roland Szász, and Zoltan Fülöp in their Malibu Mirage T7-HEY are in Chiang Mai (Thailand),
Wolfgang Reichenberger in his DA42 N430PS is in Adelaide (South Australia).
Fahr Alam in his PC12 N98947Z is in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Wishing them all fair weather and success.
October 13, 2018
Congratulations to Mason William Andrews for the completion of his solo RTW on board N7278C / PA32R.
He landed at Monroe Regional Airport, Louisiana, United States on October 6, 2018.
He is now the youngest RTW pilot at 18 years, 5 months and 10 days of age.
See records page for details.
October 11, 2018
Fakhr-e-Alam has departed Clearwater, Florida (KPIE) on October 10 on his RTW in a Pilatus PC12,
N98947Z and is now in Goose Bay, Greenland (CYYR).
October 3, 2018
Roland Szász, and Zoltan Fülöp will start an Eastbound RTW on October 9, 2018 in their PA46-350P, 'Transylvania Maverick', from Targu Mures / Transylvania airport / Romania.
Wishing them fair winds and blue skies!
September 26, 2018
Wolfgang Reichenberger is in Japan and will start his 'Phase 3' toward the Philippines-Sulawesi-East Timor-Australia to NZ/Ardmore-Auckland.
September 24, 2018
F Alam is annnouncing his departure on October 8th, from Clearwater, Florida for a RTW in a Pilatus PC12.
Wishing him fair winds and blue skies!
September 21, 2018
Lola Odujinrin (RTW 2017) announces his new Website:
September 18, 2018
Congratulations to Andrey Borisevich and Alexander Tsenter for the completion of their RTW from Belarus in their Cessna 182T, EW-490LL.
They landed on September 15, 2018.
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.
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"!!
For earlier notices, please click here
Last update: November 7, 2018