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.
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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.
November 23, 2013
It is with great sadness that we learnt today of Frank Haile passing away on November 15.
Frank had flown four times around the World (1978, 1986, 1889, 1992).
Our most sincere condolences to his family and thanks to his grand son Frank Cook for giving us the sad news.
Memorial Service for Frank Haile, Jr.
Saturday, November 30th
Lover Lane United Methodist Church at the Sanctuary
9200 Inwood Rd.
"Missing Man Formation for Frank Haile at Addison Airport Nov 30 2013, 4:30 pm at Addison Airport
4205 Claire Chenault
Keith Rutherford lead, Mike Parrish #2, Wayne Collins #3 [Missing Man], Joe Sasser #4 We miss Frank, fellow Earthrounder, strong supporter of ABS, a true friend for those fortunate enough to share his friendship"
November 17, 2013
Congratulations to : Johannes Burges (German) and Wolf Schroen (USA) for the sucessful completion of their RTW in a Mooney Encore, N231WG. They had left Straubing, Germany on August 17 and landed there on November 2, 2013.
November 15, 2013
Jib Strategic is announcing "Project RTW80" , a single-engine circumnavigation of the earth in support of Toronto’s SickKids Hospital Foundation and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
Dave McElroy and Chris Elgar will fly around the World in a Piper Comanche 180 C-FYHU, to depart Toronto in May 2014.
November 12, 2013
James Tan (RTW 2013) is selling his Cessna Silver Eagle P210N, N81MG.
Full description and specifcations
November 7, 2013
Another mini-Earthrounders meeting in Seattle.
From Veronica Baird: "We're just back from visiting Harry Anderson in Seattle with Linda and Patrick Elliot, although there's been no flying as it's been rainy and cloudy every day. We're all so looking forward to the next meeting. See you in Russia!"
November 5, 2013
Congratulations to Petra & Gerhard-Michael Decius for the succesful completion of their RTW in their Piper JetPROP, D-EXRE. They landed at Bielefeld-Germany (EDLI) on November 2, 2013. They did start on September 1, 2013.
October 31, 2013
Heinz Peier still going strong in his "SX300 + a Bicycle", N 54JX. He is currently in Africa, and will be next year in Australia.
His traveling blog is great reading and is full of very useful information on fuel prices and ... exhorbitant charges...:
October 18, 2013
From Larry Matlock:" A trans-Pacific flight has been cancelled, plane sold in the USA. New in box, Winslow 4pp liferaft, 30% off list price.$2800. New ferry tanks, 37 gal front locker tank and 237 main cabin tank, suitable for Barons, and all front compartment luggage area twins. Turtle Pac, never installed, all new. $4400."
Contact : larry.matlock(at)att.net
October 17, 2013
In preparation for the 50th anniversary of Geraldine Mock's RTW (in 1964), a statute of her has been unveiled at The Works' Lefrevre Courtyard in Newark, Ohio. The mayor of Newark declared September 14 "Geraldine Mock Day".
Geraldine Mock was in 1964, the first woman to fly solo arounf the World in a C180.
Thank you to CarrolAnn Garratt for the article in the Tallassee Democrat.
More details here:
A reprint of Geraldine's book "Thre Eight Charlie" is now available.
October 2, 2013
Earthrounders Gary Burns (RTW 1997) and Ryan Campbell (RTW 2013) met in Oshkosh and also in a A330 simulator.
September 26, 2013
From aircraft spotter Mike Condon in New Zealand:
Myriad of aircraft...
N850KK TBM7, D-EXRE P46T, D-FHBG TBM8, D-IBSH BE20GT, HB-FVM PC12 and N191MA PAY1 all flew Tokua, PNG to Honiara, Solomons
D-FAPC PC12 flew Daru-Cairns
D-EXRE P46T is due Honiara-Santo, Vanuatu-Nadi
N6593W C10T is due Honiara-Santo, Vanuatu - C10T = Silver Eagle Cessna 210 Centurion (Allison turbo conversion)
N850KK TBM7, D-FHBG TBM8, D-IBSH BE20GT, HB-FVM PC12 and N191MA PAY1 all due Honiara-Nadi direct
Perhaps a LNC4 N4446 is amongst this gaggle also.
www.worldflight2013.blogspot.com seems to be following N6593W.
N175EU BE20GT due Bali-Darwin-Mt Isa-Sydney,
Thank you Mike.
September 26, 2013
Earthrounder Doug Cairns has been busy with the challenge of taking on current legislation to allow pilots with diabetes to fly. He sent us this four-ship formation photo taken this summer, with other diabetes pilots in Iowa in a speed-record challenge. Keep us updated, Doug!
For more info, check out: www.flyingwithdiabetes.com
September 16, 2013
An interresting article and video by Russ Niles on AvWeb on "Earthrounders-in-Progress": Calle Hedberg:
September 15, 2013
Congratulations to the 2 crews of the 2 Russian Robinson 66 helicopters for the succesful completion of their RTW.
From their own Internet Site: "They are back! 39448 km, 43 days and total 220 hours of the flight time, and today, at 15:30 Moscow time, right on the schedule, both crews landed at aeroclub home base Bun’kovo. Two crews, five brave guys, three continents, and the first Russian R66 flight around the world are now in the books"
September 7, 2013
Congratulations to Ryan Campbell for the successful completion of his "Teen RTW". He is now the youngest Solo Pilot to have flown around the World at 19 years and 237 days of age .
Details of the youngest Solo Pilots Records
August 26, 2013
Petra & Gerhard-Michael Decius are announcing their departure on September 1, 2013, for a RTW from Bielefeld-Germany (EDLI) with their Piper JetPROP, D-EXRE
Wolf Schroen and Johannes Burges will start from Munich, Germany, their flight around the World in a westly direction in about 1 week with a Mooney M20K Encore.
August 2, 2013
Today two Russian registered Robinson 66 helicopters, departed for a northely Round the World flight. From Moscow via Europe, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Siberia and back to Moscow.
RA-06345: PIC Mikhail Farikh, Copilot Alexandr Kurylev
RA-06350: PIC Dmitriy Rakitskiy, Copilot Vadim Melnikov, and a passenger Dmitriy Kubasov
August 1, 2013
CarollAnn Garratt with Ryan Campbell (Australia) and Jack Weigand (USA) at Oshkosh 2013
July 26, 2013
From Calle Hedberg: " I started an RTW flight in my Ravin 500 from Cape Town 14 July.... ..to Norway....and then Oshkosh next week "
Follow him on:
Travel blog 1: Follow thread "Troll RTW: Preparations 1+2+3+4+1000!"
under "General chatter" on www.avcom.co.za
Travel blog 2: Check out "Calle Hedberg, Cape Town" on Facebook
July 14, 2013
From CarollAnn Garratt: the youngest and the fastest around the World in a Mooney!
Jack and his Ovation2 in Iqualuit, Canada
July 9, 2013
Congratulations to Bozi Filipaj and Andreas Scheerer for the completion of their RTW in a Piper Malibu Jetprop DLX, N9GF. They landed in St. Gallen-Alternhein, Switzerland (LSZR) on July 6, 2013.
June 30, 2013
Ryan Campbell left Australia starting his attempt to be not only the youngest pilot flying solo around the World but also to be the first "teen pilot around the Word".
He is flying a Cirrus S22.
Multi-RTW Dick Smith was there to wish him well.
June 30, 2013
Congratulations to Jack Weigand for the successful completion of his solo RTW. At just over 21 years of age, Jack is now the youngest solo pilot around the World. He landed at Fresno on June 29, 2013.
June 25, 2013
Congratulations to Matevz Lenarcic for receiving the award of the "Aviator of the Year" by "Flightglobal Achievement Awards for 2013".
Read the full citation here:
June 21, 2013
Another happy mini Earthrounders Meeting, this time in Odessa.
June 16, 2013
Matevz Lenarcic announces the translation in Russian " вокруг единс твенного мира " of his book:Around the Only World
Anyone interrested should contact him:
+386 41 353 392
June 9, 2013
From CarollAnn Garratt and Wayne Collins another photo of 7 RTWs.
June 2, 2013
The race for the "Youngest solo pilot" around the world is still going on with Australian Ryan Campbell who is no only trying to become the youngest pilot but also the "teen pilot around the World".
He is getting ready to take off fom Merimbula, Australia in July in his Cirrus SR22, VH-OLS.