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SWITZERLAND
The 11th Earthrounders Meeting will
take place in Switzerland
from
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
to
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:
https://vimeo.com/87975460
and their RTW project:
Handiflight.com.



Click for larger pictures.


Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 1.

Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 2.


Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 3.

Looking forward at meeting you all there.



CURRENT CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
John Bone on his second RTW (Eastbound).
Alex and Marina Gronberger departed from Argentina on March 4, 2021 in their Cirrus SR22 LV-GQF.
Their blog.
RECENTlLY COMPLETED CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
Travis Ludlow landed the UK on July 13, 2021.
https://aroundtheworldsolo.co.uk
Shinji Maeda departed Everett, WA on May 5, 2021 in his Bonanza N9787Y.
https://www.aerozypangu.com

Tom, his wife and 2 kids landed in Germany in his Aerostar .
in Barry & Sandra Payne landed Taupo (NZ) on in Commanche ZK-BAZ.
PROJECTED CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
Zara Rutherford plans to become the youngest female solo pilot around the World.
https://flyzolo.com/
Adam Stites pland to depart from Tucson , (KTUS) fo an easterly fly to Europe and a RTW.
Bryan Meijer is planing to become the youngest solo pilot around the World.
Matthias Niederhäuser and Robin Wenger of DiamomdoEarthrounding are preparing for a Christmas 2021 departure in a Diamond DA50RG.
Ankit Pandey is planning to fly RTW in his Cessna T210M, N-718AP in June-July 2021, depemding on the virus situation.

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 Galkin is 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.
MESSAGES

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

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

Earlier Notices (2020)
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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


Olivier Ruedin's P46J, HB-PSK
RTW 2018

Database N° 626
Larger picture.

 



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Noticeboard:

August3, 2021:
Nineteen year old, Zara Rutherford announced her departure from Belgium on August 11.
She plans to be the youngest female solo plot to fly around the World.
Wishing her success, fair winds and blue skies all along.
https://flyzolo.com/

N140BV
July 14 2021:
John Bone departed Florida on June 26th for his second Eastbound RTW. He is now in Russia and was welcomed in Konakovo (UEEL) by Maxim Sotnikov and Natalia Sotnikova.

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In Konakovo.



Travis Ludlow
July 13 2021:
Sincere congratulations to Travis Ludlow for the successful completion of his RTW.
He wanted to be the youngest solo pilot around the World.
Upon verification, he has beaten the precedent youngest pilot, Mason William Andrews (RTW2018) by 13 days.

https://aroundtheworldsolo.co.uk
More photos


July 13 2021:
John Bone is welcomed in Konakovo (UUEL), Russia by 4 and a half Earthrounders...
Thanking Natasha Sotnikova for the photo and thenews.
Larger photo

July 12 2021:
Adan Stites plans to leave Tucson (KTUS) for Europe and an Easterly RTW.

June 29, 2021:
Bryan Meijer Another contender to become the youngest pilot to fly solo around the World.
From Bryan Meijer from Bunbury in Western Australia (YBUN):
Ever since I was about six I had the desire to fly. So as soon as I turned 13 and was old enough to start working I got my first job as a kitchen hand in a little restaurant 5km away from my house. I worked almost every Saturday and Sunday for the next 3 years. This was to pay for flight school at my local airport where I would train once a fortnight in order to get my pilots licence. I then set my sights on being the youngest person to fly solo around the world and beat the record by over a year, flying over 5 contents, over 20 countries and further than 26000 nautical miles.

Wishing Bryan fair winds, blue skies and fair weather all along and success in his project…

https://bryanmeijer2004.wixsite.com/roundtheworld
bryanmeijer2004@gmail.com
Larger picture.

June 21, 2021:
Sincere gongratulations to Shinji Maeda for the successful completion of his RTW in his red "V" tail Bonanza N9787Y. He landed at Snohomish airport. WA. on June 11.
He is the secong RTW and the first solo RTW to be completed since the pandemic.


Read two articles on his memorable fligt:
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/june/17/maeda-completes-circumnavigation-in-bonanza
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/after-22000-miles-and-18-countries-he-landed-in-snohomish/

June 20, 2021:
SWITZERLAND MEETING
Hope you are all well .
Unfortunately our Meeting in Swtzerland this year is being postponed again to next year due to the pandemic.
The new dates are now: From Tuesday Sunday 27 September to 2 October 2022.
Looking forward at meeting again…

Cheer up and wishing you to stay safe.

More on Switzerland Meeting: News Letter N° 3.

June 12, 2021:
Art and Travis in Alasaka Travis Ludlow is now in Alaska.
He met with Art Mortvedt in Manley Hot Springs.
Larger picture.
Thanking Art for the picture.


June 12, 2021:
Nineteen year old, Zara Rutherford, will try to be the youngest female solo plot to fly around the World.
She plans to start in August.
Wishing her fair winds and good weather all along...

https://flyzolo.com/

May 27, 2021:
Young Travis Ludlow plans to leave the UK on May 29th, 2021, trying to become the youngest pilot to fly around the World.
Present youngest pilot is Mason William Andrews who was 18 years, 5 months and 10 days old, at the completion of his RTW in 2018.

Wishing Travis fair winds, blue skies and fair weather all along.

https://aroundtheworldsolo.co.uk

Thanking Jim Nisbet for the information

May 27, 2021:
Great news from those rare Earthrounders on the move:

Sincere congratulations to Tom and his family (wife and two young children) for the successful completion of his RTW in their Aerostar. They just landing back in Germany.

Martina and Alex Gronberger are in Iceland after a successful crossing of the North Atlantic. In Buffalo they met Earthrounder Ravinder Bansal (RTW 2018) and his wife Pratibha.
Their blog.

And Shinji Maeda is in Sri Lanka, on his way East in his bright red 'V' Bonnza.
aerozypangu.com


May 19, 2021:
Adrian Eichhorn (RTW 2016) has completes his North Pole run and is on his way back to Portland.
He took off from Manassas VI with Shinji Maeda and thay flew together in their colourful "V" tail Bonanzas to Newfoundland. Maeda continued Eastward in his RTW and is now in Greece.

Photos
lightspeedaviation.com/polar-flight-2021
aerozypangu.com
flybluehorizons.com

Manassas
May 6, 2021:
Great news from Adam Broome (RTW 2016):
There was an informal gathering of Earthrounders on May 5th in Manassas, Virginia to celebrate the start of new adventures by Adrian Eichhorn and Shinji Maeda. Shinji recently departed Everett, Washington on an eastbound circumnavigation in his beautifully decorated P35 Bonanza, "Lucy" (N9787Y). A veteran Earthrounder (RTW 2016), Adrian plans to fly his award-winning P35 Bonanza (N1733G) across the North Atlantic, then aims to fly over the North Pole to Alaska. Adrian and Shinji are launching "Polar Flight 2021" this week and will make the Atlantic crossing together, after which Adrian will head toward the pole and Shinji will continue his circumnavigation. To see them off were Bill Harrelson (RTW 2015, 2019) in his Lancair IV (N6ZQ) and Adam Broome (RTW 2016) in his A36 Bonanza (N5831R).

Wishing them all fair weather, blue skies, plenty of tail winds and a safe return...

More photos.

lightspeedaviation.com/polar-flight-2021
aerozypangu.com
flybluehorizons.com

Sky Polaris
May 5, 2021:
Miguel Gordillo announces this book "NORDPOL UND SUDPOL IM SOLOFLUG" is now available in english: SKY POLARIS.
Details and ordering form.





April 24, 2021:
The only two teams flying around the World at the momnet met at Coeur d'Alene Airport, Idaho (KCOE).
Larger photo and details.

Groupe Zhenzou Meeting
April 10, 2021:
Thanking Saki Chen (RTW 2016) for that great group photo taken at the end of the Zhenzou Meeting.

Larger photo.



April 20, 2021:

From Jens Thaner (RTW 2020):
Now, more than one year after my arrival at Bad Hersfeld (my homebase), the homepage of my trip is nearly ready with videos. More will be added shortly.
If someone has got a question he will be able to contact me.

Jensthamer@gmx.de
www.D-ETFF.de
Larger picture.

March 29, 2021:
From Martina and Alex Gronberger:
We left Buenos Aires on March 4th 2021 in our SR22 LV-GQF. We have reached the North of the USA and have the plan to slowly make our way Eastwards to Europe and then to Alaska via Russia before heading back South.

Congratulations to Martina amd Alex as they are the first team to start their RTW since the start of the pandemic.
Wishing them fair winds, blue skies and a safe trip.

Larger picture
Their blog.


March 22, 2021:

From Tony Bird:
I have two ferry tanks made of aluminum 59usg and 120usg for sale in Florida. They were made for a Bonanza 36 and have been around the world once.
I would also consider a trade for tanks designed for a Saratoga.
My email is tonybird@sprucecreek.usand my phone is 3863417056.



Februay 28, 2021:

From Ravinder Bansal (RTW 2017):
..., I finally have a pdf for my book “ Cleared Direct Destination“ ...
..., I like to make my book available free of cost to anyone who is interested in making an RTW of his own or just reading about it.

Click here for the PDF copy.
Click here for details on the hard cover copy.





Februay 22, 2021:

From Peter Wilson (RTW 2017):
Matthew Gallagher and I have just received our Guinness World Record for the First Circumnavigation through antipodes.
Peter has also written two new books.
See our Books page.







January 19, 2021:

From Arshid-Ghavanin:
"It is with regret that we must write to inform you about the untimely death of Farhad Rostampour. Farhad passed away doing what he loved, on the 13th of January 2021 shortly after 10:33am EST; in the aircraft that made history (Bonanza F33 N266DC). We send our sincerest wishes to all of his friends and family, as they remember and celebrate the life of a warmhearted friend above all else."

Sincere condolences to Arshid (his co-pilot), his family and friends.

(In 2007, they were the first Iranian-born pilots to fly around the World.)
Bonanza N266DC.
http://www.freedomflight.info/

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