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This page contains :

Helicopters
NTCA (Formely Home-Built)
Balloons
Micros-Ultralights
OTHER AIRCRAFT
 

HELICOPTERS
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YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS
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
1982-
1983
Dick Smith AUSTRALIA Bell 206
Long Ranger III
Australian Explorer VH-DIK Dick Smith's Bell 206. Click to enlarge EAST First solo helicopter
1994 Ron Bower USA Bell 206B-3
Jet Ranger II
  N206AJ Ron Bower's Jet Ranger. Click to enlarge EAST
24 days
 
1994-
1995
Dick & Pip Smith AUSTRALIA Sikorsky S76 World Explorer VH-SHW Dick Smith's Sikorsky. Click to enlarge WEST  
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
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
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
2001 Dari Shalon & Michel Verniol   Eurocopter AS350B3   LX-HDS Dari Shalon's Eurocopter. Click to enlarge. EAST  
2001 Simon Oliphant-Hope UK MD Notar   N9201U   EAST An attempt to break Ron Bower's record
2004 Simon Oliphant-Hope UK MD500E   N5144Q MDHI205 EAST Speed Record: 17 days, 14 Hrs, 2 mns,27 secs
http://www.easternatlantic.co.uk/rtw.htm
2007 Jennifer Murray and Colin Boddil UK Bell 407   N407PF Bell 407 Pole to Pole  
2008 Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik USA AgustaWestland 109 Grand   N1US   EAST Attempted Speed Record: 11 days, 7 Hrs, 2 mns
2013 Michael Farikh and Alexander Kurylev RUSSIA Robinson R66   RA-06345 WEST Flying together
39448 Km, 43 days, 220 hours
First R66, first Russian registered helicopters
http://vokrugsveta2013.ru/en
2013 Dmitriy Rakitskiy and Vadim Melnikov and Dmitry Kubasov (cinematographer) RUSSIA Robinson R66   RA-06350 WEST



NON TYPE CERTIFICATED AIRCRAFT
(Formely 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.
 

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YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS
1976 Don Taylor USA Thorp T18 Victoria 76 N455T Don Taylor's T18.Click to enlarge. EAST First home built
FAI Circumnavigator badge
1986 Dick Rutan
Jeana Yeager
USA Voyager Voyager N269VA Voyager.Click to enlarge. WEST First non stop unrefuelled flight around the World     
1995 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ Jon Johanson's RV6. Click to enlarge. EAST  
1996 Hans Gutmann AUSTRIA Glasair IIS-RG Elisabeth OE-CGH Hans Gutmann's Glasair.Click to enlarge. EAST See the Non-Qualifying page
1996 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ Jon Johanson's RV6. Click to enlarge. WEST Second flight
1997 Dick Rutan USA Long EZ   N169SH   EAST
81 days
Flying together
Mike Melvill USA   N26MS  
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/
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
2000 H G Schmid SWITZERLAND Long EZ   HB-YCT
HG Schmid's LongEze.Click to enlarge.
EAST
27 days
First flight
FAI Circumnavigator badge
2000 H G Schmid SWITZERLAND Long EZ   HB-YCT
HG Schmid's LongEze.Click to enlarge.
WEST
27 days
Second flight
FAI Circumnavigator badge
2000 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ Jon Johanson's RV6. Click to enlarge. EAST Via the North Pole
2001 Michel Gordillo SPAIN MCR-01   EC-ZBQ Michel Gordillo's MCR01.Click to enlarge. EAST Seneca chase plane
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
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)



BALLOONS
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YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS
1929 Dr. Hugo Eckener
Ernst Lehmann & crew
GERMANY Airship Graf Zeppelin LZ127
Zeppelin LZ127.Click to enlarge.
EAST
21 days
First airship
1999 Bertrand Piccard
Brian Jones
SWIZERLAND / UK Rosiere balloon Breitling Orbiter 3 HB-BRA
Orbiter 3
EAST
21 days
First Balloon
2002 Steve Fossett USA Cameron Rozière Spirit of Freedom  
Steve Fosset's Rosiere balloon.Click to enlarge.
EAST 14 days First non-stop solo in a hot air balloon                 



MICROS-ULTRALIGHTS
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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.
 

YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS
1998 Brian Milton +
K. Reynolds, P. Petrov ( part of the way)
UK Trike GT Global Flyer     EAST
121 days
First trike 23,130 SM
2000 Colin Bodill UK Mainair Blade 912S       EAST
99 days
Accompanying Jennifer Murray in a helicopter 23,000 n.m
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


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