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OTHER AIRCRAFT
This page contains :

Helicopters
Gyrocopters  
NTCA (Formely Home-Built)
Balloons
Micros-Ultralights



HELICOPTERS
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"FN" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT NUMBER FROM THE EARTHROUNDERS DATABASE.
"CF" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT iIS THE CONFIRMATION FORM

YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS FN CF
1982 Ross Perot Jr
Jay Coburn
USA Bell 206L-1
Long Ranger II
Spirit of Texas N3911Z Ross Perot's Long Ranger. Click to enlarge EAST
29 days
24750Miles
First helicopter (+ Hercules chase plane)
Sept 1-30, 1982
54 N/A
1982-
1983
Dick Smith AUSTRALIA Bell Jet Ranger III Australian Explorer VH-DIK Dick Smith's Bell 206. Click to enlarge EAST First solo helicopter 424 N/A
1994 Ron Bower USA Bell 206B-3
Jet Ranger II
  N206AJ Ron Bower's Jet Ranger. Click to enlarge EAST
24 days
  75 N/A
1994-
1995
Dick & Pip Smith AUSTRALIA Sikorsky S76 World Explorer VH-SHW Dick Smith's Sikorsky. Click to enlarge WEST   76 N/A
1996 Jennifer Murray
Quentin Smith
UK Robinson 44   G-MURY Jennifer Murray's R-44. Click to enlarge. EAST First piston helicopter, first female pilot 149 N/A
1995-1996 Ron Bower
John Williams
USA Bell 430   N430Q Ron Bower's Bell 430. Click to enlarge. WEST
17 days
Speed record: 17 days, 6 hours 150 N/A
2000 Jennifer Murray UK Robinson 44   G-MURY Jennifer Murray's R-44. Click to enlarge. EAST Accompanied by Colin Bodill in a "microlight", another R44 and a Caravan chase plane 195 N/A
2001 Dari Shalon & Michel Verniol   Eurocopter AS350B3   LX-HDS Dari Shalon's Eurocopter. Click to enlarge. EAST   250 N/A
2001 Simon Oliphant-Hope UK MD Notar   N9201U   EAST An attempt to break Ron Bower's record 79 N/A
2004 Simon Oliphant-Hope UK MD500E   N5144Q Click to enlarge EAST Speed Record: 17 days, 14 Hrs, 2 mns,27 secs
http://www.easternatlantic.co.uk/rtw.htm
470 N/A
2007 Jennifer Murray and Colin Boddil UK Bell 407   N407PF Click to enlarge Pole to Pole   267 N/A
2008 Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik USA AgustaWestland 109 Grand   N1US   EAST Attempted Speed Record: 11 days, 7 Hrs, 2 mns 284 N/A
2013 Michael Farikh and Alexander Kurylev RUSSIA Robinson R66   RA-06345 Click to enlarge WEST Flying together
39448 Km, 43 days, 220 hours
First R66, first Russian registered helicopters
http://vokrugsveta2013.ru/en
550 CF
2013 Dmitriy Rakitskiy and Vadim Melnikov and Dmitry Kubasov (cinematographer) RUSSIA Robinson R66   RA-06350 WEST 551 CF
2017 Maxim Sotnilov and Marcin Szamborski and crew RUSSIA/POLAND Bell 407   RA-01930 WEST https://www.facebook.com/WorldAround2017
605 CF
2017 W.R. "Bob" Dengler
Steven Dengler
Robert "Dugal" MacDuff
Canada Bell 429   C-GWRD Click to enlarge Eastbound http://c150go.ca 617 CF
2017 Peter Wilson and Matthew Gallagher UK Robinson 66   G-DIGA Click to enlarge   Route: East, Equatorial
First circumnavigation through Antipodes
With an entry in the Guiness Book of Records.
https://www.threejourneysround.com/round-the-world
Click here for Peter's books
618 CF
2018 Ruben Dias
Mischa Gelb
Portugal/Canada Robinson 66   C-GEAK
East, Equatorial www.epicworldtour.com 625 CF


It is worth noting the arrempt by Sergey Ananov to fly around the World in a Robinson22.
Photo and article on his ditcing and survival.



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GYROCOPTERS

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"FN" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT NUMBER FROM THE EARTHROUNDERS DATABASE.
"CF" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT iIS THE CONFIRMATION FORM

YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS FN CF
2019 James Ketchell UK Magni M16C   G-KTCH   Eastbound https://jamesketchell.net
First Gyrocoopter RTW
674  



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NON TYPE CERTIFICATED AIRCRAFT
(Formerly HOME BUILT)


On this page are all aircrafts that are not "Type certificated", that is:
Amateur built aircrafts,
Kit aircrafts assembled by amateurs,
Kit aircrafts assembled by a factory.

PLEASE CLICK ON THUMNAILS FOR A FULL SIZE PHOTO.
"FN" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT NUMBER FROM THE EARTHROUNDERS DATABASE.
"CF" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT iIS THE CONFIRMATION FORM

YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS FN CF
1976 Don Taylor USA Thorp T18 Victoria 76 N455T Don Taylor's T18.Click to enlarge. EAST First home built
FAI Circumnavigator badge
331 N/A
1986 Dick Rutan
Jeana Yeager
USA Voyager Voyager N269VA Voyager.Click to enlarge. WEST First non stop unrefuelled flight around the World      347 N/A
1995 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ Jon Johanson's RV6. Click to enlarge. EAST   144 N/A
1996 Hans Gutmann AUSTRIA Glasair IIS-RG Elisabeth OE-CGH Hans Gutmann's Glasair.Click to enlarge. EAST See the Non-Qualifying page 146 N/A
1996 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ Jon Johanson's RV6. Click to enlarge. WEST Second flight 147 N/A
1997 Dick Rutan USA Long EZ   N169SH   EAST
81 days
Flying together 155 N/A
Mike Melvill USA   N26MS   156 N/A
1998 Gary Burns
Alex Schenk
AUSTRALIA Lancair IV   VH-LKG Gary Burns' Lancair.Click to enlarge. EAST
42 days
http://home.iprimus.com.au/gkburns/ 157 CF
1998 Michell Gordillo SPAIN Kitfox IV   EC-YOY   EAST First light aircraft across China N/A N/A
1999 Ike Bartlett AUSTRALIA Mustang II   VH-MMC
EAST July 19 to October 8
http://www.mustangaero.com/News%20&%20Events/Australia-Osh99.html
http://www.mustangaero.com/News%20&%20Events/Bartlett/Return-Trip.html
547 N/A
2000 H G Schmid SWITZERLAND Long EZ   HB-YCT
HG Schmid's LongEze.Click to enlarge.
EAST
27 days
First flight
FAI Circumnavigator badge
199 N/A
2000 H G Schmid SWITZERLAND Long EZ   HB-YCT
HG Schmid's LongEze.Click to enlarge.
WEST
27 days
Second flight
FAI Circumnavigator badge
200 N/A
2000 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ Jon Johanson's RV6. Click to enlarge. EAST Via the North Pole 201 N/A
2001 Michel Gordillo SPAIN MCR-01   EC-ZBQ Michel Gordillo's MCR01.Click to enlarge. EAST Seneca chase plane 80 N/A
2011 Patrick and Linda Elliott UK LongEze   G-LGEZ
EAST Shipped over the Pacific Ocean
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/eskimo/1/tpod.html
See the Non-Qualifying page
524 CF
2014 Calle Hedberg Norway Ravin 500 Troll Air ZU-XML
ZU-XML
WEST www.avcom.co.za General aviation chatter
Troll Air Round The World: 1+2+3+4+1000+ZOOOOM)
555 CF
2011 Harry R. Anderson USA Lancair Colunbia   N788W
EAST http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/harry4123/1/tpod.html
FAI Circumnavigator Badge
527 CF
2015 Bill Harrelson USA Lancair   N6ZQ
EAST Flying over both Poles 562 CF
2012-2015 Heinz Peier Switzerland Sx300 Wings+Wheels N34Jx
EAST www.travelpod.com/members/hpeier12 563 CF
2016 Capt. Hank Cheng Hong Kong SAR RV8 Inspiration B-KOO
EAST www.inspiration.bkoo.hk 595 CF
2017 Sylvia and Brian Foster South Africa RV10   ZU-ILF
EAST   606 CF
2018 Koehler John USA RV-9A May N944JK East 92 days, 177 hours
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/
630 CF




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BALLOONS
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"FN" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT NUMBER FROM THE EARTHROUNDERS DATABASE.
"CF" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT iIS THE CONFIRMATION FORM

YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS FN CF
1929 Dr. Hugo Eckener
Ernst Lehmann & crew
GERMANY Airship Graf Zeppelin LZ127
Zeppelin LZ127.Click to enlarge.
EAST
21 days
First airship around the World 452 N/A
1999 Bertrand Piccard
Brian Jones
SWIZERLAND / UK Rosiere balloon Breitling Orbiter 3 HB-BRA
Orbiter 3
EAST
21 days
First Balloon around the World 361 N/A
2002 Steve Fossett USA Cameron Rozière Spirit of Freedom  
Steve Fosset's Rosiere balloon.Click to enlarge.
EAST 13 days First solo. Word record                  455 N/A
2016 Fedor Konyukhov RUSSIA Cameron Rozière Morton  
EAST 11 days, 272 hrs 11 min Breaking Steve Fossett's 2002 record 580 N/A




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MICROS-ULTRALIGHTS

After lengthy discussions at the Earthrounders Meeting in May 2014 on the definition of what is a "micro-light", which varies from country to country, for the purpose of Earthrounders listings, only aircraft with weight-shifting controls will be included in the micro-light category. All other aircraft with 3-axis flight controls (rudder, elevator and ailerons) will be included as normal aircraft, regardless of their weight or their category in their country of origin.


PLEASE CLICK ON THUMNAILS FOR A FULL SIZE PHOTO.
"FN" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT NUMBER FROM THE EARTHROUNDERS DATABASE.
"CF" IN THE RIGHTMOST COLUMN IS THE FLIGHT iIS THE CONFIRMATION FORM

YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS FN CF
1998 Brian Milton +
K. Reynolds, P. Petrov ( part of the way)
UK Trike  GT Global Flyer
    EAST 121 days First trike 23,130 SM 165 N/A
2000 Colin Bodill UK  Mainair Blade 912S         EAST, 99 days   Accompanying Jennifer Murray in a helicopter 23,000 n.m   197 N/A
2004 Ricky De Angrela  South Africa  Micro-light    ZU-DEK     EAST
 Shipped over oceans
 34,550 NM
 http://www.safreedomflight.com/
See the Non-Qualifying page 
451 N/A


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