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Next Meeting
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Following offers to host the 12th Earthrounder meeting from Ravinder Bansal for Buffalo in the USA, Bob Bates for Longreach in Australia and Soiuzbek Saliev for Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan we are leaning towards Kyrgyzstan and are watching the situation relative to Russia and Ukraine. An announcement will be made next June for a meeting in June 2025.

It was considered that as the Swiss meeting was delayed, it would be too soon to hold the next meeting after only 18 months, hence the 2 1/2 year gap.




CURRENT CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
RECENTlLY COMPLETED CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS.
Bo Zhang in his DA62
PROJECTED CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS.
Bob Bates and Barry Payne in ZK-BAZ
John Bone in a Lear Jet
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

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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...


Disclaimer:
   All information published on this Site was supplied by pilots
   and is published 'as-is'.
   This Site takes no responsibility for any iinaccuracies .


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PHOTO OF THE MONTH

RV4

Jon Johanson's
RV4
VH-NOJ
RTW 1995,1996, 2000

Database N°: 144
Database N°: 147
Database N°: 201

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April 12, 2024
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April 12, 2024
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ZK BAZ
March 31, 2024
After Tim Tarris (JN90MB) had to give up his RTW to commemorate the Anniversary of the first RTW in 1924, two other pilots Bob Bates and Barry Payne, (a total of 161 springs), will depart Mont Haggen in PNG on June 1st in Barry's Comanche ZK-BAZ.

https://centennialflight.weebly.com/


From Bob Bates:
This year marks the centenary of the first flight round the.world.
https://www.firstworldflightcentennial.org/
Four Douglas Air Cruisers operated by the US Army Air Service, departed Seattle on April 6, 1924. They flew a westwards route that took them north to Alaska, along the Aleutian Islands to Russian Kamchatka and onto Japan. https://www.seattleworldcruiser.org/1924-world-flight-chronicle Three of the aircraft reached Kagoshima on 2nd June and from there they flew across China and India arriving in Brough, Yorkshire (near Hull in the UK), on 17th July. During the following two weeks, essential maintenance was performed and pontoons refitted in preparation for a continuation of the flight over the North Atlantic via Iceland and Greenland and onto the USA. One of the four planes crashed in Alaska, but the crew was rescued. A second aircraft ditched in the North Atlantic and the crew was picked up by the U.S. Navy. The two remaining flight crews returned to a huge welcoming crowd in Seattle on September 28, 1924 after completing the epic 175 day, 26,345 mile journey and becoming the First to Fly Around the World.
So what is the significance of this..? Well, 2019 round the world flyer Barry Payne
http://www.bazflyer.com

will leave New Zealand later in May flying his trusty Piper Comanche ZK-BAZ, to Mount Hagen in the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Here he will be joined by good friend Bob Bates
http://www.pngtours.com/tours/Bobsflights.htm

Together they will fly a westwards World Flight closely reenacting the original 1924 flight route.
Step one will have Barry and Bob flying north of the Equator to arrive in Kagoshima, Japan, at the same time the original flyers were there 100 years previous. They will then traverse Russia meeting many aviators across the land and carry onto the UK landing at Breighton Airfield which is close to Brough. They will leave the UK late August, retracing the original flyer's air path over the North Atlantic, across the USA all the way back to Seattle. After Seattle, Barry and Bob pickup the original 1924 route through Alaska, down the Aleutian Islands to Kamchatka and complete a full circle at Kagoshima. They are scheduled to arrive back in Mount Hagen on 28th September, the same day the two Douglas Air Cruise meeting many aviators across the land and carry onto the UK landing at Breighton Airfield which is close to Brough. They will leave the UK late August, retracing the original flyer's landed back at Seattle in 1924 and completing the First Flight Round the World. Barry and Bob proudly represent the South Canterbury Aero Club, Timaru Airport, New Zealand. Also for the record book, the two flyers have a combined age of 161 years, and 105 years pilot experience.

Wishing them fair weather and blue skies all along.

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April 14, 2024
From John Bone (RTW 2017,2021): . I will be part of the Century Mission, a 4 man crew attempting a westbound around the world speed record in a Learjet 36A. The flight will depart April 4th from Wichita, Kansas. The date coincides with the 100th anniversary of the first around the world flight by the US Army Corp of Engineers.

Wishing them fair weather all along and plenty of tail winds...

https://www.centurymission.org/a>


March 31, 2024

n62zb
March 18, 2024
Sincere congratulations to Bo Zhang for the successful completion of his third RTW in his DA62, N62ZB

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January 26, 2024
"There will be celebrations in September in Seattle to commemorate the 100 year Anniversary of the very first flight around the world by 4 Douglas World Cruisers (only 2 made it to the end)."
https://www.firstworldflightcentennial.org/

In the mean time, Timothy Tarris is preparing his RTW to honor the 100th Anniversary of the first Around The World Flight by the US Army Air Service in 1924. He plans to leave on January 28, 2024 and to return on February 29, 2024. He will fly his Cessna T-210, tail number N90MB.
shing them fair weather and tail wimds...

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Jannuary 20, 2023
From Vinzent Wang,:
"Dr. Bo Zhang, and I will be flying his new DA62, N62ZB, and planing to start from Chicago on 24or 25th Dec 2023, cross the Atlantic from St. Johns to the Azores, to Europe, Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, Hawaii, California and back."
That will be Dr, Bo Zhang third RTW (2016, 2019).
Wishing them fair weather , blue skies and tail winds.


December 19, 2023
Noel
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
October 19, 2023
Sincere congratulations to Callum Wallace for the successful completion of his solo RTW in his Bonanza V35B.
His flight was to generate a contribution to the Canadian charity "Home Suite Hope".
https://www.flightforhope.com/

September 29, 2023
Sincere congratulations to Claudio Robetto and his wife Betina for the successful completion of their RTW in their Mooney LVAZZ . They landed back in Mar del Plata, Argentina on September 22, 2023.

August 7, 2023
Many congratulations to Michael and Magdalena Jaeger for the successful completion of their RTW.
They took off on April 10 2023 from Wilhelmshaven, Germany and returned on August 5 2023 in their Diamond DA42 D-GCOB


N732WP
August 5, 2023
Sincere congratulations to Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels for the successful completion of their RTW.
They took off on May 5th 2023 from Cedar Rapids, IA and returned on July 30th 1977 in their C-210 Turbo ,N732WP.
The flight was called: "Flight To End Polio".
"We focused on raising awareness and funds for Rotary International with 100%
of the funds raised going to Rotary for the fight against polio."

Their Website: FlightToEndPolio.com
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August 3, 2023
From Claudio Robetto:
My wife and me are doing a round the world trip with our 1978 Mooney M20J, LV-AZZ. We started on May 21 from Balcarce, Argentina, where we belong and now we are at Santander, Spain, preparing our flight to enter Rusia.

Wishing them fair weather and tail winds all along...


N234AA
August 2, 2023
Sincere congratulations to Christof Schumann und Tim Wegner for the succesful completion of their RTW in their DA42 , N234AA.
Theyanded back on July 31.


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