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The 11th Earthrounders Meeting will
take place in Switzerland from
22nd to 27th September 2020.
We have been invited by Daniel and Sarah Ramseier of the Handiflight Group.
A short video shows their activities:
and their RTW project:

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Details will be published here
as soon as they are available.
Please keep checking this space.
Looking forward at meeting you all there.



The 10th Earthrounders Meeting took place in Zhengzhou, Province of Henan, China, during the Zhengzhou Annual AirShow.

Zhengzhou Meeting Daily Reports and Portraits of the Participants


John Koehler has started his Eastbound RTW in his RV-9 A. He flew his first leg from California to Oshkosh in 11.5 hours.


Juan-Peter Schulze and Louis Cole completed their RTW on November 10, 2017 in their Centurion N210EU
Robert Vlassic completed his RTW on April 25 in a Piper Saratoga PA32.
Richard Bailey and his daughter Kelly fcomplted their RTW in a TBM 900, N979MB. They landed on August 26, 2017 at their point of departure, Camarillo CA
Debasish Banerjee is flying a Cessna 182 N58635 from 1A5 Macon County Airport. He is diabetic and he plans to make the flight a tool to raise awareness of Diabetes. Currently in India.
Maxim Sotnikov, Marcin Szamborski and their crew completed their RTW in a Bell 407 helicopter. They landed in Konakovo near Moscow, UUEL on June 12, 2017.
Brian Lloyd completed of his RTW in N916BL, Spirit, landing in Kestrel Airpark, TX, 1T7, also completed the flight commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart historic last flight, landing in Oackland, CA.
Sylvia and Brian Foster compltede their RTW in their Vans RV10. They landed on November 6, 2017 in their home town of Port Alfred,


Sami Raffa and Ralph Eckhardt, two retired B747 Captains are planning an Eastward RTW in a Mooney Ovation.
Tim Fino is announcing his RTW, departing Oshkosh in a Piper Seneca II N47815 in support of Wings of Mercy East Michigan
http://www.WingsAroundTheWorld.INFO Theodore Robert Wright:
Justin Collins

Sergey Ananov's departed Moscow in a Robinson 22 helicopter for an Eastbound RTW
Ditched between Canada and Greenland on July 25, 2015. Pilot safe.
Vincent Moisson and Phillipe Renaudet have started their RTW 'following Phineas Fogg' in a Dyn Aero MCR-4S from Nantes, France, on May 8, 2015.Details
Flight abandoned in Japan in June 2015, Aircraft freighted back to France by sea.
Colin Hales accidented in Japan, after suffering an engine failure.

Click here for details.

November 11, 2015: Bruce Andrews wants to buy a 160 gallon Turtle-Pac tank.
Full details on the messages page

August 31, 2015: Ron Siwik (RTW 2008) is selling his Bonanza tip tanks.

August 19, 2015: Heinz Peier is selling several items (Iridium phone, rescue Suit, etc).

August 11, 2015: I am looking for a pilot interested in joining me on a round- the-world trip by a two-engine plane

June 20, 2014; From Wolf Shroen: We still have 5 x 55-gal drums of Avgas for sale in Adak. Any interested parties can email me at wolf_schroen(at)

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:
Indiana, USA
Cell: 317.809.4229


Flying 7 Continents Solo by Harry R. Anderson





POLAR FIRST by Jennifer Murray

GREAT CIRCLE, The World Eastbound by Stephan and Nicolas Perren

The new FAI Circumnavigator Badge.
Have you applied for your Badge yet ???

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And list of holders


First recipient of the Earthrounders Gold Star Award for Web Site excellence.
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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.
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Brian and Sylvia Foster's RV-10,
RTW 2017
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June 3, 2018
John Koehler has started his Eastbound RTW in his RV-9 A. He flew his first leg from California to Oshkosh in 11.5 hours.
We all wish him fair winds and blue skies.
Thanking Manuel Queiroz for the information.

May 31, 2018
From Andrey Borisevich and Alexander Tsenter:
We plan to be the very first Belarusian crew to complete a flight around the world in a Cessna 182.
Airplane: Cessna 182T, 2004, reg number EW490LL
Departure: August 15th, 2018 (+/- 3 days) Westbound by the classic northern route.

We decided to change direction and we gonna fly eastbound to cross Russia in August before the bad weather.

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May 29, 2018
We finally have a photo of that "Secret Meeting"....
Left to right: Paula, Michel, Malú, Jorge
Thank you Jorge...
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That does follow a surprise encounter

May 13, 2018
Albert ("Jay") Shower passed away on February 10, 2018. He had a remarkable career in the US Navy for more than 22 years. He flew around the World in 1993 with Murray Goodrich in a Bonanza. He attended 4 Earthrounders meetings (Perth 2003, Mexico 2005, Cape Town 2008 and Florida 2012).
Our sincere condolences to his family.

From General Aviation News

May 2, 2018

Back from the 10th Earthrounders Meeting in Zhengzhou, China.
A great and very successful Meeting.
Many thanks to our Host Wei Chen who did a great job.
Our next Meeting will take place in Switzerland in September 2020.
Hope to see you all there!

April 24, 2018
A surprise encounter: Jorge and Malu Cornish on their way to a "secret Earthrounders Meeting"...
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April 16, 2018
A long awaited photo...
New world record ...
Eight Earthrounders on the same chairlift...on the same perch...
Thank you Flemming...
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April 13, 2018

Gone to Zhengzhou, China to the 10th Earthrounders meeting. See you all there!!

April 9, 2018
James Pitman and Mike Blyth present a video of their first RTW (2009) in their Sling ZU-TAF:
Other interresting videos on their Internet Site:

April 3, 2018
Congratulations to Georges Adam for the successful completion of his second RTW in his PC-12/45 C-GSAG. He landed at Montreal St Hubert (CYHU) on March 29.2018.
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March 30, 2018
Message from Roland Szász :
Hello everybody,
My colleague and myself, we are planing an eastbound RTW in our PA46-350P, starting hopefully within the next two month. We hoped that everything is clear, than we got the information that there is no AVGAS on Christmas Island available any more. We tried to contact PLCH and KOIL… no answer.
Does somebody of you have a good contact or can help us with an information how to get 2 x 200 liter drums of AVGAS to PLCH.
Any information is highly appreciated.
Thank you for your help!
Roland Szász

March 25, 2018
Please read our last News Letter N°8, for the latest on the last details for the Meeting.

News Letter N°8

March 13, 2018
From Waldemar Miszkurka (RTW 1997):
Looking for a person who would fly with me on a two-engine turboprop EM-11 ORKA to East from Poland and will participate in travel costs. Details about the plane on the websites.
For more detailes please e-mail me at: or 48 604605400
This will be my second RTW flight.

March 1, 2018
It looks the crossing of the Pacific (South and Central) is getting more and more difficult as Avgas is getting harder and harder to get. There is no Avgas on Easter Island (SCIP) and now Avgas is no longer available at Chrismas Island (PLCH).
Thank you to Mike Grey of White Rose Aviation for the latest update.

February 16, 2018br> 狗 的 新 年 快 乐
Happy New Year of the Dog

February 3, 2018
From Jonathan Zhang:
I do have PPL and IFR ratings with 200+ hours flight, I am interested in going to the Zhengzhou Meeting. I would like to "thumb" a lift with any Earthrounder flying to the Meeting and I am prepared to share the costs.
Jonathan Zhang

February 3, 2018>
Someone send me old photos of Earthrounders visiting Oshkosh 2010.
Please click here.

February 2, 2018
Fun day in the snow
Earthrounders Bertrand Piccard, CarolAnn Garratt, Patrick and Linda Elliott, Rodney Blois, Angela and Flemming Pedersen, Peter Goldstern and Gérard Moss all met in Switzerland’s Hot Air Balloon capital, Chateau D’Oex.
The highlight of the day, was to meet future Earthrounders Daniel Ramseier, Guillaume Féral et Mike Lomberg who presented their noble project (
The team members were all avid to take advantage of the vast experience of the many Earthrounders present, and we all enjoyed discussing their planned route. A further meeting will be set up by Flemming for June. This challenging RTW flight is due to take-off from Switzerland in November and is to last about 9 months. More info on their site.
Meantime a very special thanks to Patrick and Linda who generously treated us all for lunch.
More photos.

January 31, 2018
Please read our News Letter N°7, for the latest on the Zhengzhou Itineray and details on the Meeting.

News Letter N°7

Please note: registrations for the Meeting will close on March 24th, 2018.

January 28, 2018
Congratulations to Georges Adam for the successful completion of his RTW in his PC-12/45 C-GSAG.
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January 11, 2018:
An old video clip came out of hidding (being re-dicovered on You Tube) of the Presentation Diner at the Perth 2003 Meeting.
Perth 2003, Presentation Diner
If you have any interresting You Tube videos of RTW, please let us know and we shall list them on our page of You Tube Videos.
List of known RTW videos

January 7, 2018:
Congratulations to Peter Wilson and Matthew Gallagher for the successful completion of their RTW in a Robinson 66 Turbine Helicopter.
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December 31 , 2017:
Happy New Year to all.
Please read our News Letter N°6, for the latest on the Zhengzhou Meeting.
News Letter N°6

December 29 , 2017:
Congratulations to Xinyu Zhang, Hong Liand and their crew for the successful completion of their RTW in a Harbin Y-12ll, the first RTW for a Chinese built aircaft. They did land back at Taiping, Harbin Airport on June 24, 2017 after a 147 days flight.
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December 22 , 2017:
Sincere congratulations to John Bone for the successful completion of his RTW in his Cirrus N140BV. He landed on December 20, 2017, returning to Apalachicola, FL, after 52 days and 142 hours.
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December 21 , 2017: From Finn Ma:
Looking for Seat(s)/Plane to the 2018 China Meeting from the USA
One or more moderately-experienced pilots are looking for empty seat(s) for flying from the US to the Zhengzhou meeting; can share workload, cost, and help with the language and local logistics.
Alternatively, we would be interested in leasing (if such opportunities exist) a DA42/SR22 for this trip and can take a couple of fellow pilots along. Preferably no extended over-water flying.
Finn Ma, PhD

December 21 , 2017: Congratulations to Miguel Gordillo as the FAi has ratified his record of speed over both Poles on December 15, 2016.(Record #18103), and other speed records.
Congratulations also to Debasish Banerjee for his speed record (Record#17864).

December 8 , 2017:
Here at we wish 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, tail winds and all this kind of things....

Hope we can all meet again, this time in Zhengzhou, China....

November 27, 2017:
Congratulations to Tomasz Wojtowicz for the completion of his RTW in a Cessna 152. He landed back at Joseph Y Resnick Airport, Ellenville, NY (N89) on September 6, 2017. That is probably the first and the only RTW in a Cesssna 152.

November 27, 2017:

Click here for News Letter n°5

November 24, 2017:
Congratulations to Karl-Heinz Zahorsky and Karl Karbach for the completion of their RTW in their Malibu N662TC. They landed at Kiel Airport, their point of departure, on Friday, October 24, 2017

November 17, 2017:
António Veladas of Évora Airport, Portugal, is announcing his departure on April 14, 2018, for a flight around the World in a Jabiru 230, CX-XAT. His mission is to raise money for "Solidarity Dreams" and help the Volunteer Firefighters of Évora Airport.

November 15, 2017:
Click here to see the latest details on the dates and the program of activities for the Zhengzhou Meeting.

November 10, 2017:
John Bone is well on his way around the World in his Cirrus SR22, N140BV. He left KAAF on October 29th, 2017 and he is in PHOG waiting for fuel to be delivered to PKMJ.
He can be followed on:
With warm thanks to Hank Cheng for retramitting John's email.

November 10, 2017:
Congratulations to Sylvia and Brian Foster for the successful completion of their RTW in their Vans RV10. They landed on November 6, 2017 in their home town of Port Alfred, after 160 days, 23 countries and 43 airoprts.
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November 5, 2017:
Congratulations to Maxim Sotnikov, Marcin Szamborski and their crew for the successful completion of their RTW in a Bell 407 helicopter. They landed in Konakovo near Moscow, UUEL on June 12, 2017.
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November 5, 2017:
Good news from Karl_Heinz Zahorsky and Karl Karbach, they are "freed of Easter Island" and are now in Florianopolis, Brasil and they are continuing their flight. Their engine did not suffer any damage after having been refuelled with kerosene instead of Avgas.

November 3, 2017:
Congratulations to Peter Powell and his crew for the successful completion of his RTW in his Citation CJ3, N420CH. He was part of a gaggle of six aircraft guided by Air Journey.
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