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RUSSIA REUNION
2 to 7 May, 2014




The 8th Earthrounders Meeting did take place in Saint Petersbug, Russia.

For details and registration, please visit the Reunion Site:
www.russiareunion2014.com

Program

Bulletin N°1
Bulletin N°2
Bulletin N°3
Bulletin N°4
Bulletin N°5
Bulletin N°6



Preliminary report






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ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS IN PROGRESS
CURRENT CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
Babar and Harris Suleman left Greenwood (IN) on June 17, 2014.
http://flyaroundtheworldin30days.com
Colin Hales is flying around the world in his KR2 G-BSTL, probably the smallest aircraft around the world
Dave McElroy and Chris Elgar are flying around the World in a Piper Comanche 180 C-FYHU, to depart Toronto in May 2014. http://www.flyrtw80.com/
Bill Harrelson left Bangor, Maine on March 14 for his record attempt around the World by both Poles, in his Lancair IV, N6ZQ.
RECENTlLY COMPETED
CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
Matt Guthmillern has left El Cajon CA on May 31, 2014 in a 1981 A36 Bonanza N367HP.
Limitless-Horizons.org
Completed on July 14, 2014
Amelia Rose Earhart is recreating the flight of her namesake in a Pilatus PC12 with co-pilot Shane Jordon.
http://www.flywithamelia.org/
Completed on July 11, 2014
SLOWLY BUT SURELY
Flights being undertaken over several years
Trevor Laundy (Turbo Twin Comanche PA30C D-GPEZ) took off from Peterborough, UK on April 1st, 2013 for New Zealand on the first part of his RTW
Heinz Peier
http://www.travelpod.com/members/hpeier12
Bill Charney (Beech Staggerwing)
http://captainbiff.com/
Norman Surplus left Ireland on March 20, 2010 in his attempt to go around the globe in an autogyro.
http://www.gyroxgoesglobal.com/
FUTURE RTW

Tim Fino is announcing his RTW, departing Oshkosh in a Piper Seneca II N47815 in support of Wings of Mercy East Michigan
http://www.WingsAroundTheWorld.INFO
Debasish Banerjee will fly a Cessna 182 in the Summer of 2015 from 1A5 Macon County Airport. Both him and his crew are diabetic and he plans to make the flight a tool to raise awareness of Diabetes.
Theodore Robert Wright:
http://www.aroundtheworldforlife.org/
David Bowie:
http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/davidbowie/1/tpod.html
Justin Collins
http://www.spitfireworldchallenge.com/
Mickey Russell
http://www.worldflyers.org/
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CarollAnn Garratt first RTW 2003
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June 20, 2014; From Wolf Shroen: We still have 5 x 55-gal drums of Avgas for sale in Adak. Any interested parties can email me at wolf_schroen(at)hotmail.com

January 23, 2014: Four barrels 100LL in Adak, Alaska for sale. Contact Adam Broome at ahbroome(at)gmail.com
January 14, 2014: Looking to buy or rent ferry tank or 'dolly paton' tanks with 120+ gallon capacity for Beechcraft Bonanza (A36).
Please contact by email:
babars@allscribe.com
Indiana, USA
Cell: 317.809.4229

May 11, 2013: Frank Haile is selling his 'ATW-ready' Bonanza.
Contact him for details at: N4FH@aol.com

NEW BOOKS AND DVDs


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
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Noticeboard

July 24, 2014
From Douglas Cairns: "I’ll be giving a “flying With Diabetes” Forum at Oshkosh this coming Monday, 28th July at 4:00 p.m. (Forum 5 venue)"
Please pass the word around.

July 24, 2014
We are very saddened to learn of the accident that took place yesterday off the coast of American Samoa, ending Haris Sulemann's dream of becoming the youngest pilot to fly around the world. Our deepest sympathies go to the Suleman family.
http://news.msn.com/us/spokeswoman-indiana-teen-pilot-dies-in-crash
http://kansasfirstnews.com/2014/07/23/spokeswoman-indiana-teen-pilot-dies-in-crash/
http://heavy.com/news/2014/07/babar-haris-suleman-plane-crash-pacific/


July 14, 2014
Congratulations to Matt Guthmillern for the successful completion of his RTW. He had left El Cajon CA on May 31, 2014 and subject to confirmation, he is the youngest solo pilot around the World being 19 years, 7 months and 15 days. Previous youngest solo pilot was Ryan Campbell at 19 years, 7 months and 25 days of age.
Limitless-Horizons.org


July 7, 2014
Heinz Peier at the start of his Australian Odyssey did visit Earthrounder Claude Meunier in Northam (YNTM) in Western Australia with his beautiful SX-300.
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June 25, 2014
Mini Earthrounders meeting at "HB" where Angela and Flemming and "HoneyMooney" live.
Rodney Blois (UK) came to visit the Pedersens in his C172 in between the Guernsey Rally (where he won first prize) and the Cognac Rally (where he won 2nd prize). First prize is the participant's weight in Cognac!.
They discussed options for the next Earthrounders meeting in 2016.
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June 20, 2014
FUEL AT ADAK
From Wolf Shroen: We still have 5 x 55-gal drums of Avgas for sale in Adak. Any interested parties can email me at "wolf_schroen(at)hotmail.com".

June 19, 2014
David McElroy and Chris Elgar on their way around the World, stopped in Jandakot (YPJT) in Western Australia. They were met at the Royal Aero Ckub of Western Australia by Claude Meunier. They presented a letter from the Mayor of Perth (Scotland) to the Mayor of Perth ( Western Australia).
Their flight is in support of Toronto’s SickKids Hospital Foundation and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
http://www.flyrtw80.com/
Facebook FlyRTW80
Twitter @FlyRTW80
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ZU-XML June 17, 2014
Congratulations to Calle Hedberg for the successful completion of his Westward RTW in "Troll Air", a Ravin 500, ZU-XML. He landed in Cape Town on June 1st, 2014, after flying 385 hours and 54,500NM over nearly 10 months
www.avcom.co.za (---> General aviation chatter ---> Troll Air Round The World: 1+2+3+4+1000+ZOOOOM)
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June 16, 2014
Matt Guthmillern in his quest to be the youngest solo pilot around the World has left El Cajon CA on May 31, 2014. He is flying a 1981 A36 Bonanza N367HP and raising money for Code.org (a nonprofit organisation working to put computer science education programs in K-12 schools).
He arrived today in Athens, Greece.
Limitless-Horizons.org

June 14, 2014
Debasish Banerjee is announcing his RTW in a Cessna 182. Both him and his crew are diabetic and he plans to make the flight a tool to raise awareness of Diabetes. He plans to fly in the Summer of 2015 eastward from 1A5 Macon County Airport.

June 13, 2014
MINI EARTHROUNDERS MEETING IN BRISBANE
From Dave McElroy: "James Tan, Ryan Campbell and I will get together for dinner in the Brisbane area on June 29th. Please spread the word in case other Earthrounders/friends might be in a position to join?
Should be fun. James and I will launch the next morning on a Pacific crossing as FlyRTW80 continutes its eastward RTW. "
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Anyone interrested should contact Dave: dave@flyrtw80.com
www.FlyRTW80.com

June 10, 2014
From Robert Jefferey: "Australian Earthrounder Jim Hazelton (RTW 2005) passed away peacefully at home this afternoon just 11 days from his 83rd birthday"

June 10, 2014
Dave McElroy and Chris Elgar have left Toronro in their Piper Comanche 180 C-FYHU, on May 12, 2014 and are now in Djakarta.
Their flight is in support of Toronto’s SickKids Hospital Foundation and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
http://www.flyrtw80.com/
Facebook FlyRTW80
Twitter @FlyRTW80


N4FH May 29, 2014:
Frank Haile’s RTW ready Bonanza N4FH is for sale, 110K OBO w/ tanks, no damage, contact Richard Cook for details: RichardKCook@me.com or 972-672-4613 CST.
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May 19, 2014:
In June 2014, father and son, Babar and Haris Suleman will set off from Indiana USA, to fly around the World in 30 days in a Beech Bonanza, N20TC.
They are hoping to break a number of world records but the main one will be the 'Youngest Pilot to Fly as Pilot in Charge around the World in a Single Engined Aircraft'. Haris is 17.
They hope to raise money for their charity, Seeds of Learning (SOL), a charity that sends under-priviledged children to school in the poorest places around the world.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/578058208947616/

May 18, 2014:
Mr. António Veladas is announcing a double RTW from both Timor and from Portugal to mark the 500th year since the arrival of the Portuguese in Timor Leste.
http://2015timorportugal500anos.wordpress.com/

May 16, 2014:
Back from Moscow and Saint Petersburg and recovering.... a full report coming soon...
We had a wonderful meeting and once again many thanks to Sergey, Pavel and all who contributing to the sucess of the meeting...
Svasibo...



April 23, 2014:
Gone to Moscow and Saint Petersburg... See you there...





April 14, 2014:
Earthrounder in the making, Heinz Peier, after being forced to land at the Soewondo Air Base in Sumatra by the Indonesian Air Force, has finally been released after paying a hefty fine and is on his way to Seletar.
The "incident" has been reported worldwide:
Article in the Daily Mail
The Jakarta Post
The NY Daily News
Thank you Manuel Queiroz for getting the news...

March 28, 2014:

From Yeow Meng, Group Managing Director & Founder of Wings Over Asia, FBO in Seletar WSSL (Singapore):
As our contribution to private aviation, I would like to offer all Earthrounders pilots a special 20% discount off our handling rate (for <3kg aircrafts, it is only S$200 with additional 20% discount for full professional handling service) to welcome them to transit via Singapore and help promote private aviation here. And also since WingsOverAsia has it’s own self-managed GA compact parking area within the airport, we will also offer FREE aircraft parking to all Earthrounders pilot on a first-come-first-serve basis whenever there is space in our very own GA compact parking area.

Details of services
http://www.wingsoverasia.com/

March 23, 2014:
Do not miss Bulletin N° 6 with the latest information on the Saint Petersburg Meeting.

Bulletin N°6

March 23, 2014:
Another challenger for the title of the youngest solo RTW:
From Matt Guthmiller: This summer I'm going to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world, and I just launched a Web site at Limitless-Horizons.org (also facebook.com/LimitlessHz and twitter.com/LimitlessHz). I'll be flying a 1981 A36 Bonanza and raising money for Code.org (they're a nonprofit working to put computer science education programs in K-12 schools).
Previous challengers:

March 19, 2014:
Fifty years ago, on March 19, 1964, Geraldine Mock was starting her RTW from Colombus (Ohio).She became the first woman to fly around the World solo in a Cassna 180.
From Wendy Hollinger: To help celebrate Jerrie Mock's 50th Anniversary as the first woman to fly solo around the world, please join us as we follow her "progress" 50 years ago. A special Facebook and Twitter account have been setup for this purpose and and each day, from March 19–April 17, they'll post updates of where Jerrie was, 50 years ago, on her record setting flight around the world.
https://www.facebook.com/Fly38Charlie?ref=hl

March 18, 2014:
From Damon Meyer: Preparing for a 2015 RTW eastbound circumnavigation, single-engine piston airplane <1000kg MTOW, and am looking for good recent information on... Read the full message here

March 11, 2014:
A new interview of Geraldine Mock (Solo RTW 1964) by CarolAnn Garratt (RTW 2003,2008,2011)
http://new.livestream.com/womenofaviation/2014JerrieMock/videos/44246705
With thanks to Mirielle Goyer of:www.WomenOfAviationWeek.org

March 7, 2014:
From Babar Suleman:"Requesting information from Earthrounders who may have flown with 'dolly parton' tanks in an A-36 Bonanza and have loading and speed numbers. Please contact me at:babars@allscribe.com or call me at 317.809.4229 in the US. Would greatly appreciate it.”
Support education for the underprivileged….
http://www.razoo.com/story/Flying-Round-The-World-For-Education?referral_code=share

February 21, 2014:
Wei Chen (RTW 2011) announces the publication of his book: "69 days around the World".
Avalable from Amazon:


February 12, 2014:
Do not miss Bulletin N° 4 with the latest information on the Moscow visit prior to the Meeting:

Bulletin N°4

February 3, 2014:
From Harry Anderson (RTW 2011):
I landed on King George Island (SCRM) on January 31 and returned to Punta Arenas the next day. I have now achieved my goal of solo flight in my single engine Lancair Columbia N788W to all seven continents.
I've posted a video on YouTube of the last few minutes of my approach and landing in Antarctica:
I'm looking forward to seeing all the Earthrounders at the reunion in Russia!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ks8QlUHJpk"

January 31, 2014:
Happy New Year of the Horse: 新年快乐

January 29, 2014 : An update from Dave McElroy on their RTW for SickKids and Scotalnd's Charity Air Ambulance: ....now scheduled to depart Toronto on May 12 for a Canadian RTW, and to depart Perth Scotland on May 19 for a Scottish RTW.
www.FlyRTW80.com

January 26, 2014 : From Dale Berger of Aero-Pro Avionics LLC:
Dr. Siwik (RTW 2008) has commissioned me to broker the Frank Haile Aluminum tip tanks for Bonanza that he owns.
Full details and photos

January 23, 2014 : From Adam Broome, Chapel Hill, NC: "Four barrels 100LL in Adak, Alaska for sale. Contact Adam Broome at ahbroome(at)gmail.com."

January 20, 2014 : Wei Chen (RTW 2011) announces the publication of his book: Around The World in 69 Days.
Available from Amazon

January 14, 2014 : From Babar Suleman:
"Looking to buy or rent ferry tank or 'Dolly Paton' tanks with 120+ gallon capacity for Beechcraft Bonanza (A36). "
Please contact by email:
babars@allscribe.com
Indiana, USA
Cell: 317.809.4229

December 31, 2013 : Many thanks to Jonathan Selby for sending a lot of fresh information on flying in South America:
http://www.anahera.org/FlightSouth.pdf

December 11, 2013: Earthrounders.com wishes a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all Earthrounders, their families and friends and all Earthrounders-to-be.

Happy landings, blue skies, fair winds and all this kind of things....

Looking forward at seeing you all in Saint Petersburg.






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