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On this page are displayed Messages received from Earthrounders or Earthrounders to-be,
messages that can be of interest to all.
If interested, please send your messages to the Webmaster.
Also please notify the Webmaster when the messages are no longer relevant.
Please contact the senders directly.
From Damon Meyer:
Preparing for a 2015 RTW eastbound circumnavigation, single-engine piston airplane <1000kg MTOW, and am looking for good recent information on:
1) Options for in-flight satellite-based weather and real-time communications (SMS or other)
2) Ease of entry/exit and 100LL fuel availability in the following places:
a. Luqa, Malta (LMML)
b. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (OERK)
c. Madras, India (VOMM)
d. Palembang, Indonesia (WIPP)
e. Darwin, Australia (YPDN)
f. Brisbane, Australia (YBBN)
g. Bonriki, Kiribati (NGTA)
3) Recommended clearance companies, with inexpensive but good service
In addition, any advice in crossing ITCZ in April/May southbound between India and Australia, and northbound between Australia and Hawaii (or if there are preferred times to do so) would be greatly appreciated.
January 14, 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 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:
May 11, 2013
Frank Haile is selling his 'ATW-ready' Bonanza.
Contact him for details at: N4FH@aol.com
April 23, 2013:
Two new messages:
From Sulaiman Al Mufaargi
Dear earthrounders team
I am following this site quite long time and I am planning to do this adventure flying round the world in single engine aircraft in the coming two years . I would likeif possible to find an aircraft for rant for round world trip . Preferred C172 or corvallis or SR 22 appreciated if its modified for long distance flying . Please put this announcement in this site for aircraft owners if they are intreated to lease their aircraft for a period of time . Also I am interested to attend earthrouders conferences to meet pilots who had the experiences and learn more about RTW .
Sulaiman Al Mufaargi
Sultanate of Oman
From: Capt Prashanth Basavaraj.
I am a AOPA member who wanted to do the RTW. However, I had a heart valve replacement!!!!
I would like to co-cponsor a RTW and if anybody is flying this year, do contact me on email@example.com
Capt Prashanth Basavaraj
February 28, 2013
Madeleine Dupont is selling a FERRY TANK, that fits a Bonanza cabin.
Capacity: 120 gallons
Dimensions: 36 inches high X 38 inches wide X 33 inches deep.
Designed to fit a Bonanza cabin.
Contact: Madeleine Dupont de Böck :firstname.lastname@example.org
From Sebastian Golze of Berlin, Germany:
"I enjoy very much reading the news on your website even though my personal flights so far have not left Europe. But this way there are adventures left to dream about. Through flying I got the idea for an it startup project. I developed an Iridium satellite datalink device which brings worldwide datalink to the cockpit at a price well below any existing solutions. Here in Europe the main use is datalink weather radar as we have no WX or ADS-B but besides the device provides live worldwide METAR/TAF, live logging of a flight on Google maps and two way SMS communication. Features which are nice to have in Europe but they seem even more desirable when crossing oceans. Maybe my new project could be of any interest to the Earthrounders community."
Additional information can be found here:
Detlef Heun & Liliana Tagliamonte are selling 2 immersion suits.
"Selling 2 x Mustang Ocean Commander Immersion Suits ,only one time worn, in new condition $400 ea. Winslow Super-Light Island Flyer, 4 Person "46GAST-09G-6-100" new packed ready until 2015: $2000."
March 5, 2012
I am looking for information on crossing the North Atlantic from Canada to Greenland on VFR only. We have a Supercub in Portland Oregon we want to ferry to Kenya. Fitting IFR on one of these machine does't make sense. Looking at the Canadian gov. requirement, I understand that one has to be equipped for IFR, but microlight have done the flight.
There must be a loop hole to allow us to do it. If anyone can help it will be great. It will be a pity to put the aircraft in a container..
November 18, 2011
From Islam Abd El Hamid: I am going to fly around the World with my well equipped Piper Aztec sometimes this spring and I need 1 or 2 co-pilots to joing me and share the expenses and the experience. If interested please email me at email@example.com or call me at my canadian cell +1647-860-1819
October 9, 2011
I am selling 2 ferry tanks, 50 and 60 gallons capacity. They were used in a Mooney for transatlantic crossing and I have copies of the paperwork. Please contact Kabir Chuttani based at KPYM. Call 1-617-232-7334
September 20, 2011
From Heinz Peier: I have an 60 Gal professional built ferry Tank which fits in the backseat space of the Mooney Airplanes ,it is painted white and I will give it away for good price.
226 Cessna Blvd.
Port Orange FL 32128
386 334 9449
September 9, 2011
From Helmuth Lehner : Announcing my planned RTW and looking for a second Crew in a fourseat plane to accompany me. I will fly with my microlight WT9 Dynamic, departing on 15th of April next year from Austria eastward, via Turky, Iran, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Alaska, San Francisco, Florida, New Foundland, Azores Island, Portugal, Spain, France and Austria.
I would also be happy to find a second microlight for this trip, I will fly alone in my plane.
Happy to see you next in Florida at the Earthrounders Meeting.
May 12, 2011
My name is Domen, I am a friend of Matevz Lenarcic, the extreme pilot who flew around the world with his Microlight Sinus 912 in 2004. Mazevz decided to sell his aircraft, reason is new project.
I am in charge of selling the airplane.
The aircraft is located in airport LJSK ( Slovenske Konjice ) - Slovenia EU http://www.aeroklub-konjice.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=55
Airplane is currently airworthy and the owner is flying with him.
There is no outstanding issues or mechanical problems with the airplane, neither equipment, everything is working perfect See attachement.
Airplane was always maintained by Pipistrel, which is important fact.
Details for the engine:
Rotax 912 ULS recommended TBO is 1500 hours now extended by Rotax to 2000 hours. But normaly this engine runs 3000+ hours, specially with Pipistrels as normal operating power keeps very low 50-60% RPM 4000-4300 100kts cruising speed. The engine was tested at Pipistrel in 2010 and it's in very good shape.
Two axis Autopilot is TuTrak Digiflight II VS http://www.trutrakflightsystems.com/products/Digiflight_II_Series.htm
Nesis 8.4 was installed by a company which is producer of the instrument, company is Kanardia. http://www.kanardia.eu/en/nesis.htm
Nesis is very reliable and modulare, expecting to get more and more features.
In case you require further information, please feel free to contact me:
Phone: +386 51 605 722
April 26, 2011
From Frank Haile: "For sale: 100 gal. each, DOLLY PARTON tip tanks for Bonanzas @ $30,000 per set. Who wants to fly a Bonanza around the world next?
13 April 2011
Message from Douglas Cairns:
I'm just about to set out on my next diabetes flying project, Diabetes Polar Flight, which will set a speed record from Barrow, Alaska to the North Pole, any time from Sunday 17th April onwards.
This is going to be a terrifically exciting project! Details are up on www.diabetespolarflight.org where you can follow progress via a Spidertracks GPS tracker link, and two-hourly Hompeage updates via satellite phone relays to Karl Beetson, our technical support man on the ground in Barrow.
As ever, the aim of this project is to highlight that diabetes need not limit the scope of people's dreams and ambitions, and to raise funds for diabetes research. T his is the third project supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation www.jdrf.org.uk which aims to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, and through research support can also help improve the lives of up to 30% of people with type 2 diabetes (who use insulin) as well as type 1 diabetes. Last year we raised over $24,000 during www.diabetesflight50.org and with your help, we would love to raise more this year!
If you would like to make a donation, we'd be delighted if you log onto the Just Giving Link below - all donations go direct to JDRF. www.justgiving.com/diabetespolarflight
Also, if you know of anyone with diabetes, please do pass the website details on.
Many thanks indeed from the whole Diabetes Polar Flight team, Karl, Deb, Mel and Alan!
Wishing you the very best,
Earthrounder Francisco Agullo of Azimut270 is selling his CTLS.
In present configuration the aircraft has a 20 hours endurance.
I am looking for a co pilot to join me on a round the world trip in my Lancair IV. I am a private pilot from Australia, with 40 years experience and an IFR rating. Ideally, I would like to tour with a second plane and crew. I want to travel at a leisurely pace and make this the greatest adventure of our lives, spending approximately 12 months touring Nth & Sth America, Europe, Asia and possibly Africa. I welcome any ideas and enquiries and look forward to hearing from you.
Phone: + 61 417293833
Wanted to buy a 37GAL turtle pac, or any similar ferry fuel tank. to fit a C182.
PLEASE EMAIL PAUL at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 528114695954
Request Help with Insurance & Handling Agents
We are trying to prepare a flight around the world to take place in June 2011 or 2012. Aircraft type is Twin Comanche (N-reg), pilots are both ATPs, one with 2,800TT (1,000 ME) and the other with 3,000 TT (200 ME). Both active instructors with plenty of recent IFR time. No accidents or incidents. Despite best efforts, have only gotten one quote for $20,000. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Same goes for favorite handling agents used.
August 28, 2010:
I am retired FAA ATCS (57 yr) with 1300 hrs & COMM. INST. MULTI. CFII, ASMELS RATINGS.
Ready to crew on a RTW flight should anyone need a co-pilot.
Keep me in the loop.
January 9, 2010
Madeleine Dupont is selling a FERRY TANK, capacity 120 Gallons.
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
April 30, 2008
I have got a 100 Gal Aluminum ferry tank for Piper Comanche for sale. Copy of FAA337 available. Rated to 9G, with all fittings, drawings, paperwork. Located Oregon, USA West Coast.
April 22, 2008
Ralf and Marga Hannemann are selling their Earthrounder Partenavia P68C (Vulcanair), D-GHAN, year of manufacture 2003, TT 1100 hrs, fully IFR-equipped, deicing etc. .
Additionally we want to sell our life raft and one of our fuel pumps: Life Raft with cover, 4 persons, only 6,5 kgs, new certification August 2007, price new € 1600,-- plus certification € 259,--. buy it for € 1000,--
April 20, 2008
Norm Livingstone has two very good Survival Suits (Mustang Ocean Commander) for sale which he used RTW and for his last crossing. They are in "new" condition and he would like $300US each which is about 1/3 the normal retail price I believe
March 30, 2008
Back in the late 50's, I met a man in Japan who was getting ready to take off on the last leg of his flight around the world in a Beech Bonanza. He was sponsored by a lubricant. He never made it to Midway and was never found.
Now...have you any idea what his name was? He called himself the "FLYING DUTCHMAN"
January 19, 2008
An ATPL pilot is looking for a Co-pilot for his Eastbound Round the World Flight in April 2009 with his new Cessna 206 aircraft. The qualifications of the Co pilot must include IFR rating and minimum 500 hours flight time. Oceanic Flight experience will be a plus point. To contact please include all your flight experiences and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE: Norm Livingstone is seeling his RTW Ovation N667DL "Nang Fah"
Airplane has 292 long distance hours,
Continental Platinum 310 HP engine,
Garmin 1000 system,
Monroy long range tanks of 130 usuable fuel, practical range of 2000 nm
Storm scope and speed brakes.
Annual is good until end of Nov 2008.
Excellent condition inside and out.
Anyone wanting more details can contact Norm at email@example.com
Click here for a photo of Nang Fah
November 24, 2007
Could anyone advise me on routing from Guam to Manila. My routing for my trip will take from Guam to Manila(RPLL). What would be the best place to land in the Philippines from a GA point of view and of course AVGAS.
Flight Coordinator SA 2 SA 2008
June 10, 2007
This is a very inspiring site. I am interested in sharing the trip/expenses of a the RTW flight or some parts of a RTW flight with another pilot. I am a 45 year old VFR pilot (900 hrs) with a Grumman AA5B. Thus will like to pair up with a pilot who has an IFR rating and a plane with a longer endurance. So far my longest trip has been Boston, Massachusetts to Fairbanks, Alaska. I am a physician based in Boston and fluent in English and Hindi.
Please contact me if interested
March 10, 2005
Jan 25, 2007
1. Looking to help someone on Earthrounder trip of some kind. Lear, Citation 500, King Air 300 type and PC-12 and other turbine time and piston time. Pilot 12,000 hour ATP with North Atlantic, Europe South, Central, and North American experience.
2. Live near Seattle, Washington. I enjoy hosting overnight Earthrounders.
3. Would exchange flight time in US Canada for flight time in your country. I have Hughes 500 helicopter, Katana motor glider, and PA-46.
August 20, 2006
Odilon Monteiro is looking for ferry tanks for his Seneca. He needs tanks for 220 gallons.
August 10, 2006
Oversize tip tanks for Bonanzas for sale or rent.
Please contact Frank Haile at N4FH@aol.com
March 10, 2005
First whoever you are I appreciate your web site. Great reading for all aviation enthusiasts.
1. Looking to find another interested party to fly around the world. 53 ATP North Atlantic, Europe South, Central, and North American experience. single multi airplane, helicopter and glider CFI. Looking to share expenses on mutual trip of somekind does not have to fully cirle earth.
2. Live near Seattle, Washington. Would host overnight earthrounders.
3. Would exchange flight time in US Canada for flight time in other counties in your plane. Have Hughes 500 helicopter, Katana motorglider, and Citation 500.
October 10, 2004
Pilot wanted for a RTW
I am planning a RTW trip in 2008 (starting in Germany going East for 3 month between Jun - Sep) and I am looking for a second pilot to attend.
He or she should have an IFR certificate. My plane is a Cessna 210 with new avionics.
Interested pilots can contact me by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 13, 2004
Credit available at Seletar (Singapore)
Message received from Earthrounder John Coale :
" I have a credit of about $200 US at Hawker Pacific, Asia, on Seletar Field, Singapore. I would happily donate it to any Earthrounder planning a stop there. The refund process would cost a large portion of the amount."
John Coale, #66
Thank you John. (Ed)
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