November 13, 2009 :
Fernando Perez-Canto of Caracas, Venezuela is planning to make a solo flight in a Maule in 2010.
November 12, 2009 :
Melanie and Andreas Stütz have already clocked up several thousand kms in their project of flying all over the World in a Gyroplane.
This will preclude ocean crossings. See their website. ... http://www.worldflight.tv/
October 28, 2009 :
From Wing Commander Rahul Monga:
After a long wait and lots of hard work by my publishers, my book about the journey around the world in an ultralight (the trip was in 2007)
has finally been printed. The title of the book is "Around the World in 80 Days" . Though the official launch will be on 19th November at New Delhi, in case you are interested in buying a copy of the book, you can send a mail
to Mr Jagdish Nair at email@example.com a cc to Jose Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment can be made directly to the publishers.
September 27, 2009 :
Some of our last entries are creating interest on collapsible ferry tanks. Received this from Turtlepac:
For Collapsible Ferry Tanks look at www.turtlepac.comused by number of Earthrounders and
commerical ferry pilots world wide.
August 28, 2009 :
More about tanks. This is from Kevin Molloy:
For all Earthrounders that are looking for Ferry Tanks, please contact ATL UK (+44 1908 351700) or ATL USA (+1 201 825 1400).
ATL are manufacturers of Flexible Fuel Bladder Tanks for Range Extension
For more information, please log onto www.atlinc.com
August 25, 2009 :
Message recieved from Lindsay Howitt: We need a 140 US gallon Ferry tank for a PA-30 flying from California to New Zealand.
Does anyone have one for sale or know where one can be fitted in Washington on west coast.
Reply to: email@example.com
August 25, 2009 :
Earthrounders and world record balloonists, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, continue to fly balloons to promote the charity "Winds of Hope".
August 17, 2009 :
The work of an Earthrounders webmaster is never done! Since our launch in 2000, we have been tracking down fellow Earthrounders
from all over the globe, some recent ones, some way back. We had the pleasure recently to learn of a RTW flight made in 1959 by Dan Sorkin
in his Apache with Frank Hansen. This admirable pilot subsequently has a very interesting tale to tell. Having lost a leg in a motorcycle accident,
he founded a support group called Stumps R Us (www.stumps.org/) and takes amputees flying in his plane,
boosting their confidence and putting a broad smile on their faces. Check him out on this link.
August 10, 2009 :
Congratulations to Earthrounders co-founder Hans Gutmann and his gaggle of ten aircraft for their successful flight around the World via Russia and
Mongolia. http://www.14east.at/ Full schedule (pdf form size=215 Kb) Details
July, 22, 2009 :
South African pilots Mike Blyth and James Pitman departed Johannesburg on 18th July in a South African designed and built D6 Sling ultralight aircraft.
You can follow them on www.airplanefactory.co.za/world/default.asp
as they cross the Atlantic and head for Oshkosh.
July, 15, 2009 :
FAI Round-the-World 2009. A group of 11 planes is currently flying round the northern hemisphere in a flight organized by Austrian Earthrounder
Hans Gutmann. Bob Gannon is participating together with buddy Bob Bates from PNG. They are currently in Kazakhstan, soon headed for Mongolia.
You can follow them on http://www.pngtours.com/tours/fly.html
July, 14, 2009 :
On July 11, 2009 Earthrounders Ralf Hannemann and Marga met an Earthrounder to be, Peter Huntley from UK at the airshow in Duxford. He is intending to leave for his
RTW end of August 2009 in a Beech Baron, call sign N55UK. Larger picture
July, 12, 2009 :
Congratulations to Rolf Frieden and to Manfred Melloh for the successful completion of their RTW.
Rolf FRIEDEN (Swiss) and Manfred MELLOH (Australian) landed yesterday
with their Piper Comanche PA24/260C HB-PON on 12 July at 1618 LT
(1418Z) at the cute little Swiss airport of La Cote (LSGP) near Gland on
the north shore of lake Geneva, and completed thus their round the world
flight which started on 18 June 2008 from the same place.
Their homecoming was appropriately celebrated with (lots!!) of champagne.
Earthrounders Angela and Flemming Pedersen (who both love both
Earthrounder homecomings and champagne!) were there as well as many of
Rolf's aviator friends. Great party! http://blog.mailasail.com/comanche.hb-pon Larger picture
June 30, 2009 : Message from Lauren Cooper of Learntoflyla: "Looking for adult standard IMMERSION SUIT, 1-4 person RAFT and HF radio for sale or rental. Wanted in Los Angeles area or will pick up in Canada.
June 14, 2009 : From Rolf Frieden:"Bo Therkildsen, an excellent contact of an efficient, friendly, and reasonably priced
"One Man organization", which can help pilots, to obtain overflight and landing permissions around the world." Full details
June 8, 2009 : Message received from Sam Rutherford:
Full 2008 trans-atlantic kit (Canada-Greenland-Iceland-Faroes-Norway), IFR and VFR charts, publications and plates, available free of charge
to anyone prepared to pay postage from and back to Belgium."
Sam can be contacted on:+32 475 930232 or at: sam (at) prepare2go.com www.prepare2go.com
May 23, 2009 :
Due principally to the vagaries of global warming and changing weather patterns, it has been decided to delay the Brazil reunion in 2010 for a couple of months,
from March (which was very rainy and gloomy this year) to May. New dates and a programme will be posted onto the Website shortly Click here for information
May 22, 2009 :
Rolf Freiden has a lot of complete Jeppesen Trip Kits, Plates and High/Low Altitude Enroute Charts for sale at 1/3 of the price. SOLD
April 8, 2009 : Detlef Heun & Liliana Tagliamonte announce their departure from Florida for their RTW in their RV7 N577DL They are now in the Caribbean. www.flight-around-the-world.org
April 4, 2009 : Announcing CarolAnn Garrat"s new book: UPON SILVER WINGS II Details
April 2, 2009 : From CarolAnn Garrat and Carol Foy:
"We are now proud and happy to announce that the World Record has been ratified by the Fédération Aeronautique Internationale!
As of March 16, 2009, our speed of 185.6 kilometers per hour, is the new Westbound around the World speed record for
piston engine landplanes with take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg. "
March 22, 2009 :
More news from Robert Gannon:
"Wanted to share my joy of flying Lucky Lady Too on a medical/humanitarian flight into Basrah, Iraq. In Iraq the cancer rate
for children is 2%. In the Basrah area it is 10%. The Basrah Childrens Hospital is about to be completed to address child cancer. " Click here for an article of the event
Courtesy "The Golden Nugget" in Iraq.
March 2, 2009 :
Things are beginning to move down in Brazil and for our next meeting we now have a venue, a date (albeit provisional) and
some interesting ideas being banded around. Don't forget to keep Brazil in mind for 2010. Crisis or no crisis.
Click here for information
February 3, 2009 :
We have received this latest report on Bon Gannon's travels through a number of countries in the Middle East. Always fascinating. Read more:...
February 3, 2009 : From Rolf Freiden in Tahiti:
"Manfred and I have decided to end the Stage 2 of our Round the world
flight here in French Polynesia and return back to Australia and
Switzerland respectively for some weeks to work, before we will continue Stage 3 to
Easter Island, Santiago in Chile, Peru, Equador, Panama, the Domenican
Republic, the Bahamas, and finally to Florida USA. " http://blog.mailasail.com/comanche.hb-pon
January 28, 2009 : Happy New Year of the Bull.
January 23, 2009 :
Rolf Freiden and Manfred Melloh have started the second half of their RTW from
Coolangatta (Queensland) and are now in Rarotonga (Cook Islands). Their flight can be followed on Mailasail: