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YEAR CREW NATION TYPE AIRCRAFT REG PHOTO ROUTE REMARKS
1933 Wiley Post USA Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae NR105W
EAST 7 days,18 hrs Speed record. Flew 15,000 miles
1947 Evans Clifford USA Piper PA12 CIity of Washington N2345M
Flying together
EAST
122 days
 
George Truman City od the Angels N3671M    
1951 Peter Mack USA Bonanza A35 Friendship Flame  
EAST 111 days 33,789 SM
1959 Peter Gluckman USA Meyer 200   N485C   EAST  
1964 Geraldine Mock USA Cessna 180 Spirit of Colombus N1538C
EAST
29 days
First woman solo
Speed record
1964 Joan Merriam Smith
USA Piper Apache City of Long Beach N3251P   EAST  
1966 Sheila Scott UK Comanche 260 Myth Too G-ATOY   EAST  
1966 Herman Miller III
USA Piper Aztec       EAST  
1969 Alvin Marks CANADA Cessna C210 Semper Fly II N942SM   EAST
13 days
 
1969 Hypolite Landry USA Bonanza   N5842K   EAST
13 days
 
1969-70 Sheila Scott UK Comanche 260 Myth Too G-ATOY   EAST Second flight
1971 Sheila Scott UK Piper Aztec Mythre G-AYTO   Over North Pole Third flight
1971 Elgen Long USA Piper Navajo Crossroads Endeavour     Via Both Poles First r-t-w to overfly both poles
1974-76 Henning Huffer GERMANY Mooney Chaparal
M20E
  N 9608V
EAST Second fligth
1974 Amos Buettell USA Cessna 310    
Cessna 310
EAST  
1975 Hans Tholstrup AUSTRALIA Grumann AM 1B
Trainer 105 hp
  N6505L   EAST
3 months
 
1976 Don Taylor USA Thorp T18 Victoria 76 N455T
EAST First home built
1977 Paul Straub USA Mooney Super Turbo 21   N300MD
N300MD
EAST  
1978 Robert Muckelstone USA Cessna Centurion T210          
1980 Judith Chisholm UK Cessna Centurion T210   G-BAGE   EAST  
1980-81 Henning Huffer GERMANY Mooney M20J   N3683H   WEST Fifth flight
1982-
1983
Dick Smith AUSTRALIA Bell Jet Ranger
206
Australian Explorer VH-DIK Dick Smith's Bell 206. Click to enlarge EAST First solo helicopter
1984 Donald (Rode) Rodewald USA Comanche 260   N8998P Comanche 260. Click to enlarge EAST First Wheelchair aviator
1985 Sheik Hamad Al Thani
QATAR Piper Seneca II       EAST  
1984 Patrick Franceschi FRANCE Aviasud Sirocco          
1988 Peter Norvill AUSTRALIA Cessna
Hawk XP
  VH-PSV   WEST http://www.norvilleaustralia.com.au
1989 Gaby Kennard AUSTRALIA Piper Saratoga Gerty VH-GKF EAST
99 days
29,000 NM  
1990 James Dunlap USA Cessna 182         74 years old at time of flight
1991 Tom Casey USA Cessna 206
On Floats
Liberty II       First float plane landing exclusively on water
1991 R.J. Plimpton SWISS Twin Comanche          
1992 Sheik Hamad Al Thani QATAR Aerostar 601P   N900608   WEST Second flight
1992-1993 Dieter Langer USA Maule          
1993 Zissis Pehlevanudis GREECE Bonanza
SL-AML
         
1994 Ron Bower USA Bell 206   N206AJ Ron Bower's Jet Ranger. Click to enlarge EAST 17 days Speed record
1994 Dieter Schmitt GERMANY Bonanza F33A   D-EHIB      
1994 Fred Lasby Canada Comanche         Oldest pilot to fly solo RTW at 83 years of age
1995 Antonio Faria e Melio PORTUGAL Bonanza F33 Alice 19 CS-AZI Antonio Faria EAST
70 days
Wheelchair aviator
28,372 NM
1995 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ EAST Speed record
1996 Claude Meunier AUSTRALIA Aerostar 602P/700   VH-XRD Aerostar EAST
99 days
24,776 NM
1996 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ WEST Second flight
Speed record
1997 Dieter Schmitt GERMANY Bonanza F33A   D-EHIB     Second flight
1998 Lee Joo Hak (Peter) KOREA Cherokee 235 Geum Kang II N15152   EAST
36 days
26,000 NM
1998 Mario Ardoino AUSTRALIA Archer   VH-MGA   WEST  
1998 Reed Prior USA Mooney M20J   N60RP WEST  
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
1999 Mario Ardoino AUSTRALIA Archer   VH-MGA   WEST Second flight
2000 H G Schmid SWITZERLAND Long EZ Homebuilt HB-YCT  
EAST
27 days
Speed record
2000 H G Schmid SWITZERLAND Long EZ Homebuilt HB-YCT  
WEST
27 days
Second flight
Speed record
2000 Jon Johanson AUSTRALIA Van RV4   VH-NOJ EAST Via the North Pole
2000 Robert Ragozzino USA Stearman N2S-B     EAST
5 months
 
2000 Jennifer Murray UK Robinson 44   G-MURY Jennifer Murray's R-44. Click to enlarge.   Accompanied by Colin Bodill in a "microlight", another R44 and a Caravan chase plane
2001 Polly Vacher UK Piper Dakota   G-FRGN EAST  
2001 Michel Gordillo SPAIN MCR-01   EC-ZBQ EAST Seneca chase plane
2001 Gérard Moss BRAZIL Ximango   PT-ZAM WEST 100 days First motor-glider
2001 Simon Oliphant-Hope UK MD Notar   N201U   EAST Speed record attempt
2002 Steve Fossett USA Cameron Rozière Spirit of Freedom   Spirit EAST 14 days First solo in a hot air balloon 
2002 Bill Finlen Australia Bonanza   VH-TYE WEST  
2003 Bob Reiss USA Turbine Bonanza   N9675R EAST His fourth RTW
2003 Robert Irwin USA Baron   N100N EAST    
2003 Antonio Feria e Melio Portugal Bonanza   CS-AZI EAST His second RTW in a wheel chair
2003 Delfim Costa Portugal Cessna 210   CS-AOD EAST  
2003 CarolAnn Garratt USA Mooney MSE   N220FC WEST 7 months, 36,667 nm.
Feb 28-Oct 12
2004 John Coale USA Cessna 210   N30EW EAST  
2004 Polly Vacher UK Piper Dakota   G-FRGN WEST First woman solo over 7 continents
First woman solo over the North Pole First solo in single over 7 continents
2004 Thomas Scherer GERMANY Europa   N81EU EAST    
2004 Matevz Lanarcic SLOVENIA Pipistrel Sinus 912     EAST  
2005 Steve Fossett USA Model 311 Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer N277SF EAST First non stop solo RTW
2005 Bill Randolph USA RV8   N878DZ EAST  
2005 Dean Stahr USA   N277SF   WEST Oldest US pilot
2006 Manuel Queiroz UK RV-6   G-GDRV EAST  
2007 Jens Abilgaard Hansen DANEMARK Cessna 182   N2217L EAST www.hosbiz.com
2007 Wojciech Mirski SWITZERLAND Comanche 260C   HB-OTF EAST http://www.flying-doctor.ch
2007 Barrington Irving USA Colombia 400 Inspiration N731EA
EAST http://www.experienceaviation.org/
First African American and youngest RTW solo
2008 Ron Siwik USA Bonanza   N2092W
Bonanza
WEST  
2008 Jim Nisbet UK Mooney   G-CERT
Mooney
EAST www.jimsbigadventure.co.uk
FAI Circumnavigator Badge
2009 Andy Hopper UK Cessna 210   G-SEEK
Cessna 210
WEST  
2010 Alexander Tschakaloff Germany Cessna 210 Centurion   D-EHJA
WEST http://d-ehja.blogspot.com/
2011 Robert Gannon USA Cessna 182 Lady Luck Too N182VE
EAST, WEST, POLES Started 1992
http://www.worldflyingadventure.com/
2011 Harry R. Anderson USA Lancair Colunbia   N788W
EAST http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/harry4123/1/tpod.html
2011-2012 CarollAnn Garratt USA Mooney Silver Wings N220FC
N220FC
EAST CarollAnn's third RTW
2011-2012 Philippe Angellier France Twin Comanche Jerry N8798P N7898P WEST 1 year, 205 hrs, 50,000 Km
2012 Matevz Lenarcic Slovania Pipistrel Sinus W914 Little One S5-PEZ
EAST http://www.worldgreenflight.com/
2012 Carlo Schmid Switzerland Cessna 210 Turbo-Prop   HB-RTW
EAST http://www.rtw2012.com/
At 22 years of age, Carlo broke the record of youngest solo RTW flight, replacing Barrington Irvin
2013 James Tan Malaysia Cessan Silver Eagle, P210N   N81MG
EAST Youngest solo RTW pilot at 21 years of age
http://www.1rtw.com.my/
2013 Jack Weigand USA Mooney Ovation2 GX   N432BG
EAST Youngest solo RTW pilot at 20 years of age
http://www.solo2013.com/
2013 Ryan Campbell Australia Cirrus S22 The Spirit of the Sapphire Coast VH-OLS
EAST Youngest solo RTW pilot at 19 years of age
http://www.teenworldflight.com
2013 Total to date = 107 known solo flights

Last update: January 17, 2014
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