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SWITZERLAND
The 11th Earthrounders Meeting will
take place in Switzerland
from
Tuesday, September 21st, 2022
to
Sunday, September 26th, 2022.


(Please note the new dates. Change and postponment due to the risk of the Corona Virus.)

We have been invited by Daniel and Sarah Ramseier of the Handiflight Group.
A short video shows their activities:
https://vimeo.com/87975460
and their RTW project:
Handiflight.com.



Click for larger pictures.


Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 1.

Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 2.


Switzerland Meeting News Letter N° 3.

Looking forward at meeting you all there.



CURRENT CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
Zara Rutherford stated from Belgium on August 18, 2021.
https://flyzolo.com/
Alex and Marina Gronberger departed from Argentina on March 4, 2021 in their Cirrus SR22 LV-GQF.
Their blog.
RECENTlLY COMPLETED CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS SINCE THE PANDEMIC.
John Bone completed his second RTW (Eastbound).
https://forgottencoastflyers.com/
Travis Ludlow landed the UK on July 13, 2021.
https://aroundtheworldsolo.co.uk
Shinji Maeda departed Everett, WA on May 5, 2021 in his Bonanza N9787Y.
https://www.aerozypangu.com

Tom, his wife and 2 kids landed in Germany in his Aerostar .
John Bone in his Cirrus landed on August 19 in KAAF.
PROJECTED CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS
Zara Rutherford plans to become the youngest female solo pilot around the World.
https://flyzolo.com/
Adam Stites pland to depart from Tucson , (KTUS) fo an easterly fly to Europe and a RTW.
Bryan Meijer is planing to become the youngest solo pilot around the World.
Matthias Niederhäuser and Robin Wenger of DiamomdoEarthrounding are preparing for a Christmas 2021 departure in a Diamond DA50RG.
Ankit Pandey is planning to fly RTW in his Cessna T210M, N-718AP in June-July 2021, depemding on the virus situation.

Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels from Cedar Rapids, CID are planning to fly Piper Lance N36194.
Art Castanares (Mexican-American) will depart from San Diego, California in a SIAI Marchetti S208 .
Joaquin Escolano from Mexico is planning RTW in his TBM.
Serkan Zalaltuntas and Meltem Zalaltuntas are planning a circumnavigation from Istambul on first week of June 2020.
Edwin Galkin is planning his 4th RTW with Mark Seeman, departing 47N on March 25, 2020.
Donald McCulloch (RTW 1986) is planning another RTW in his Aerostar in 2020.
MESSAGES

NEW BOOKS AND DVDs

Flying 7 Continents Solo by Harry R. Anderson


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

Earlier Notices (2020)
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Earlier Notices (2016)
Earlier Notices (2015)
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Earlier Notices (2001)



 

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.

What is an Earthrounder? Are you one?   More...
 


PHOTO OF THE MONTH


Daniel Ramseier's Piper Comanche HB-OVW.
RTW 2018-2019
Support arcraft for the Handiflight Mission.

Database N° 663
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Noticeboard:

N1okg
October 17, 2021:
Sincere congratulations to Adam and Katie Stites for the successful completion of their RTW in their Mooney N1OKG. They landed on Ocober 16th at KAVQ.
LMore pictures …



October 5, 2021:
News Letter form Makgas on 'Safe Countries" and information on Russia.


October 5, 2021:
FAI BADGE Just another reminder:
Those Earthrounders who want to apply for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge, MUST register and get a Sporting Licence from their national Aero Club BEFORE they start the flight.
More …





N16AT
September 15, 2021:
Sincere congratulations to Amir and Tamra Hyster for the successful completion of their Eastbound RTW.
They flew their Vision Jet N16AT from and to Centennial Airport (KAPA).
They are the first amateur pilot/crew to have flown around the World in a single engine Jet aircraft.

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D-IDEE
September 14, 2021:
Belated congratulations to Tom Grossgar, his wife Natalie and young children Jean and Claire for the successful completion of their Westbound RTW.
They were flying a beautiful Aerostar (all Aerostars are beautiful, according to the Webmaster!)

More pictures>


Martina and Alex
September 13, 2021:
Sincere congratulations to Martine Kist and Alex Gronberger for the successful completion of their Eastbound RTW.
Part of their Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires trip they landed at Coeur d'Alene Airport, Idaho (KCOE) where they were in April.
There, they did come across Tom and his family flying Wesbound in an Aerostar.
They were also lucky to come across Amir and Tamra Hyster in their Vision Jet N16AT, flying together from St Petersburg to Anadyr in Russia.

Meeting in KCOE, April 2021
Their blog.

Sergey
September 1, 2021:
A sad day for all Earthrounders.
We lost our friend Sergey Terehkin. He passed away peacefully testerday in a Madrid Hospice. He was 73.
He was our Host in the Earthrounders Meering in Saint Petersburg in 2014.
We all of course thought the world of Sergey and he and I did many flying trips in all parts of the world and we became the best of friends.
Bob Bates

Our sincere condolences to his wife, daughter Anna and grandson and to all who knew Sergey.

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Iridium
August 24, 2021:
One Iridium phone available FREE.
Details.





Zara departure
August 19, 2021:
Yesterday, August 18, 2021, Zara Rutherford, a British-Belgian lady, 19 years old, took off from the International airport Kortrijk-Wevelgem (Belgium-Europe) for a flight westbound around the world and so to overfly 52 countries. She is in the Slovakian built "Shark", a VLA-aircraft. She plans to become the youngest female solo pilot around the World.
She is already in Scotland.
We wish her success all along.
https://flyzolo.com/
More photos.

Uncc
August 12, 2021:
Sincere congratulations to John Bone for the successful completion of his second Eastbound RTW.
He landed on August 10 in Apalachicola, FL

"I flew over 7,000 miles in Russia and cannot say enough about how helpful, friendly and accommodating the Russian pilots, mechanics, airport workers and everyone else were. A very friendly general aviation country. "
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John Bone's first Westbound 2017 RTW
https://forgottencoastflyers.com/

August 3, 2021:
Nineteen year old, Zara Rutherford announced her departure from Belgium on August 18.
She plans to be the youngest female solo pilot to fly around the World.
Wishing her success, fair winds and blue skies all along.
https://flyzolo.com/

N140BV
July 14 2021:
John Bone departed Florida on June 26th for his second Eastbound RTW. He is now in Russia and was welcomed in Konakovo (UEEL) by Maxim Sotnikov and Natalia Sotnikova.

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In Konakovo.




Travis Ludlow
July 13 2021:
Sincere congratulations to Travis Ludlow for the successful completion of his RTW.
He wanted to be the youngest solo pilot around the World.
Upon verification, he has beaten the precedent youngest pilot, Mason William Andrews (RTW2018) by 13 days.

https://aroundtheworldsolo.co.uk
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July 13 2021:
John Bone is welcomed in Konakovo (UUEL), Russia by 4 and a half Earthrounders...
Thanking Natasha Sotnikova for the photo and thenews.
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July 12 2021:
Adan Stites plans to leave Tucson (KTUS) for Europe and an Easterly RTW.

June 29, 2021:
Bryan Meijer Another contender to become the youngest pilot to fly solo around the World.
From Bryan Meijer from Bunbury in Western Australia (YBUN):
Ever since I was about six I had the desire to fly. So as soon as I turned 13 and was old enough to start working I got my first job as a kitchen hand in a little restaurant 5km away from my house. I worked almost every Saturday and Sunday for the next 3 years. This was to pay for flight school at my local airport where I would train once a fortnight in order to get my pilots licence. I then set my sights on being the youngest person to fly solo around the world and beat the record by over a year, flying over 5 contents, over 20 countries and further than 26000 nautical miles.

Wishing Bryan fair winds, blue skies and fair weather all along and success in his project…

https://bryanmeijer2004.wixsite.com/roundtheworld
bryanmeijer2004@gmail.com
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June 21, 2021:
Sincere gongratulations to Shinji Maeda for the successful completion of his RTW in his red "V" tail Bonanza N9787Y. He landed at Snohomish airport. WA. on June 11.
He is the secong RTW and the first solo RTW to be completed since the pandemic.


Read two articles on his memorable fligt:
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/june/17/maeda-completes-circumnavigation-in-bonanza
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/after-22000-miles-and-18-countries-he-landed-in-snohomish/

June 20, 2021:
SWITZERLAND MEETING
Hope you are all well .
Unfortunately our Meeting in Swtzerland this year is being postponed again to next year due to the pandemic.
The new dates are now: From Tuesday Sunday 27 September to 2 October 2022.
Looking forward at meeting again…

Cheer up and wishing you to stay safe.

More on Switzerland Meeting: News Letter N° 3.

June 12, 2021:
Art and Travis in Alasaka Travis Ludlow is now in Alaska.
He met with Art Mortvedt in Manley Hot Springs.
Larger picture.
Thanking Art for the picture.


June 12, 2021:
Nineteen year old, Zara Rutherford, will try to be the youngest female solo plot to fly around the World.
She plans to start in August.
Wishing her fair winds and good weather all along...

https://flyzolo.com/

May 27, 2021:
Young Travis Ludlow plans to leave the UK on May 29th, 2021, trying to become the youngest pilot to fly around the World.
Present youngest pilot is Mason William Andrews who was 18 years, 5 months and 10 days old, at the completion of his RTW in 2018.

Wishing Travis fair winds, blue skies and fair weather all along.

https://aroundtheworldsolo.co.uk

Thanking Jim Nisbet for the information

May 27, 2021:
Great news from those rare Earthrounders on the move:

Sincere congratulations to Tom and his family (wife and two young children) for the successful completion of his RTW in their Aerostar. They just landing back in Germany.

Martina and Alex Gronbergerr are in Iceland after a successful crossing of the North Atlantic. In Buffalo they met Earthrounder Ravinder Bansal (RTW 2018) and his wife Pratibha.
Their blog.

And Shinji Maeda is in Sri Lanka, on his way East in his bright red 'V' Bonnza.
aerozypangu.com


May 19, 2021:
Adrian Eichhorn (RTW 2016) has completes his North Pole run and is on his way back to Portland.
He took off from Manassas VI with Shinji Maeda and thay flew together in their colourful "V" tail Bonanzas to Newfoundland. Maeda continued Eastward in his RTW and is now in Greece.

Photos
lightspeedaviation.com/polar-flight-2021
aerozypangu.com
flybluehorizons.com

Manassas
May 6, 2021:
Great news from Adam Broome (RTW 2016):
There was an informal gathering of Earthrounders on May 5th in Manassas, Virginia to celebrate the start of new adventures by Adrian Eichhorn and Shinji Maeda. Shinji recently departed Everett, Washington on an eastbound circumnavigation in his beautifully decorated P35 Bonanza, "Lucy" (N9787Y). A veteran Earthrounder (RTW 2016), Adrian plans to fly his award-winning P35 Bonanza (N1733G) across the North Atlantic, then aims to fly over the North Pole to Alaska. Adrian and Shinji are launching "Polar Flight 2021" this week and will make the Atlantic crossing together, after which Adrian will head toward the pole and Shinji will continue his circumnavigation. To see them off were Bill Harrelson (RTW 2015, 2019) in his Lancair IV (N6ZQ) and Adam Broome (RTW 2016) in his A36 Bonanza (N5831R).

Wishing them all fair weather, blue skies, plenty of tail winds and a safe return...

More photos.

lightspeedaviation.com/polar-flight-2021
aerozypangu.com
flybluehorizons.com

Sky Polaris
May 5, 2021:
Miguel Gordillo announces this book "NORDPOL UND SUDPOL IM SOLOFLUG" is now available in english: SKY POLARIS.
Details and ordering form.







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