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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


Roland Szász, and Zoltan Fülöp will start an eastbound RTW on October 9, 2018 in their PA46-350P, 'Transylvania Maverick'.
Wolfgang Reichenberger in a Diamond DA42NG is now in Japan.

Fahr Alam started his RTW from Clearwater Florida on October 10th, 2018 in a Pilatus PC 12.

Mason William Andrews landed at Monroe Regional Airport, Louisiana, on 6th October 2018 onboard N7278C / PA32R
Andrey Borisevich and Alexander Tsenter in their Cessna 182T, EW-490LL
Georg and Tim Kraus in D-EMDT.
John Koehler in his RV-9 A
Three Russian sea planes with 7 crews are flying along the Northern Polar Circle.
Olivier Ruedin in a P46T.
Ruben Dias and Mischa Gelb in a Robinson R66 Turbine.
Dejeou Chou and William Archer Eclipse 500, N287WM.
German Hucke in his PA-46, CC-AQZ
Georges Adam in his PC-12/45 C-GSAG
Peter Wilson and Matthew Gallagher in a Robinson 66 Turbine Helicopter


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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 ???

Click here for details.
And list of holders


First recipient of the Earthrounders Gold Star Award for Web Site excellence.
Details of the Award

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Welcome to

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.

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John R. Bone's Cirrus S2R22, N140BV
RTW 2017

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October 13, 2018
Congratulations to Mason William Andrews for the completion of his solo RTW on board N7278C / PA32R.
He landed at Monroe Regional Airport, Louisiana, United States on October 6, 2018.
He is now the youngest RTW pilot at 18 years, 5 months and 10 days of age.
See records page for details.

October 11, 2018
Fakhr-e-Alam has departed Clearwater, Florida (KPIE) on October 10 on his RTW in a Pilatus PC12,
N98947Z and is now in Goose Bay, Greenland (CYYR).

October 3, 2018
Roland Szász, and Zoltan Fülöp will start an Eastbound RTW on October 9, 2018 in their PA46-350P, 'Transylvania Maverick', from Targu Mures / Transylvania airport / Romania.
Wishing them fair winds and blue skies!
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September 26, 2018
Wolfgang Reichenberger is in Japan and will start his 'Phase 3' toward the Philippines-Sulawesi-East Timor-Australia to NZ/Ardmore-Auckland.

September 24, 2018
F Alam is annnouncing his departure on October 8th, from Clearwater, Florida for a RTW in a Pilatus PC12.
Wishing him fair winds and blue skies!

September 21, 2018
Lola Odujinrin (RTW 2017) announces his new Website:
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September 18, 2018
Congratulations to Andrey Borisevich and Alexander Tsenter for the completion of their RTW from Belarus in their Cessna 182T, EW-490LL.
They landed on September 15, 2018.

September 18, 2018
From Wei Chen, our host in China:
Just had a Mini-Earthrounder Reunion in South Africa. Visited the The Airplane Factory in Johannesburg.
James Pitman is the best host. They flew this airplane around the world three times.
Love our community.

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September 11, 2018
Congratulations to Georg and Tim Kraus for the completion of their RTW in D-EMDT.
That was the C210 used in 2009 by Ludwig Freiling and Jurgens Hoch.
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September 6, 2018
From Alexander Tsenter and Andrey Borisevich:
We crossed Russia, Alaska and the US and are now on the East shore (close to Boston)
We did 20,000 km in 105 flight hours, 21 day (5 days off, not flying).

September 5, 2018
Congratulations to John Koehler for the completion of his Eastbound RTW, in his Van's RV-9A, N944JK.
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Details of the Flight.

September 4, 2018
Congratulations to Shaesta Waiz as her speed record has been approved by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) in Switzerland as a World record (record ID 18257).
Honolulu, HI to Oakland, CA, 272.22 km/h, (166.05 mph)
Class C, Aeroplanes
Subclass: C-1d, Group: I (Internal Combustion)
Beechcraft Bonanza A36, N364ER

August 31, 2018
Congratulations to the Russian crew members for the completion of their polar RTW in their La-8 and Borey amphibian russian aircraft.
They were:
Valery Tokarev, cosmonaut, former test pilot (Borey, La-8)
Sergey Alafinov, private pilot, Aerovolga CEO (La-8)
Vladimir Evstafyev, B747C captain, former Beriev test pilot (La-8)
Oleg Atkov, cosmonaut, private pilot (La-8)
Dmitry Suslakov, private pilot, Aerovolga chief designer (La-8, Borey)
Andrey Ivanov, private pilot, AOPA Russia director (Borey, La-8)
Loïc Blaise (France), private pilot, former commercial seaplane pilot (Borey, La-8)

Thank you to Ignat Solovey of Flight for the details and for this video:

August 26, 2018
Congratulations to Olivier Ruedin for the completion of his Westbound RTW, in his P46J, HB-PSK.
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August 19, 2018
Alexander Tsenter and Andrey Borisevich have started their RTW from Belarus in their Cessna 182T, EW-490LL in an easterly direction.
Instagram: letimby and #letimby

Wishing them fair winds and blue skies...
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August 13, 2018
Great news from White Rose Aviation:
Kiribati Oil Co (KOil) have agreed to supply avgas 100LL at PLCH (Kiribati, aka Christmas Island) but it must be preordered well in advance.
Not too sure of lead in time. I would suggest that pilots prepay as well to hopefully be extra safe.

Note: there is still no Avgas in Pago Pago and on Easter Island.

August 12, 2018
Wolfgang Reichenberger and his wife Monica are on their way in their DA42NG, N430PS. After crossing he Atlantic, they are in Vienna, Austria.
They can be followed on these two videos:

August 11, 2018
Congratulations to Ruben Dias and Mischa Gelb for the completion of their RTW in a Robinson R66 Turbine.
Their flight was an 'Equatorial with crossing 2 Antipodes' (Neiva, Colombia and Palembang, Indonesia).
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August 3, 2018
From Sergey Terekhin, our host in Russia in 2014:
Three Russian seaplanes are flying around the Globe, mostly along the Northern Polar Circle.
Sergey Alafimov, Valery Tokarev (cosmonaut ) and Andrey Ivanov. (They attended Saint Petersburg meeting in 2014) are among the 7 crew members.
They started on July 4th and are at the moment in Greenland..
It's possible to follow them online:
LA-8T, RA-0778G
LA-8, RA-0344G
Borey, RA-2877G
Thank you Sergey.

July 31, 2018
From Adam Broome:
A few Earthrounders got together last Tuesday (July 24) at Airventure in Oshkosh. We met beside Adrian Eichhorn’s 1962 P35 Bonanza, which was on display in the Vintage area.
Thank you Adam.
Full size picture with names.

July 28, 2018
Our host in Zhenhzhou, ei Chen meeting with Brian Lloyd in Osh.
Any other RTW pilots meeting there? Please send your photos.
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July 25, 2018
From Brian Lloyd (RTW 2017):
Where are the Earthrounders at OSH this year?
I would like to meet others who have flown around the world.
I'm doing a forum on my flight on Friday at 1130 in Forum 7.

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July 16, 2018
Olivier Ruedin of Swizterland is in Alaska on a Westbound RTW in a P46J Jet prop after leaving Zurich on June 6th.
Wishing him fair winds and blue skies.

July 15, 2018
After Wei Chen's beautiful video of the Zhengzhou Meeting, I have been asked to group the videos of previous Meetings.
Here they are:
Perth 2003
Mexico, 2005
Russia, 2014
China 2108

July 14, 2018
Our Host in Zhengzhou, Wei Chen announces a beautiful video of the 10th Earthrounders Meeting.
Thank you Wei!

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July 12, 2018
Congratulations to Dejeou Chou and William Archer for the completion of their RTW in an Eclipse 500, N287WM.
Claiming to be the first Eclipse around the Word, the shortest and the shortest number of days around the Wiord.
Also the smallest number of stops.
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From Jorge Cornish:
Hola Claude,
Anoche hice este video de la reunion en México 2005, espero te guste.
A magnificent and beautiful video of the Mexico 2015 Meeting. A lot of us look much younger.
We also salute some of our old friends in the video that are no longer with us.
Do not miss it, it is well worth viewing.
Thank you Jorge and Málu.
Click here:

July 3, 2018
From Wolfgang Reichenberger:
I am planning to join your ranks, starting here from my base MYNN Nassau Bahamas via Newfoundland-Azores-Europe-Russia-Japan-Philippines-Australia-NZ-Tahiti-Easter-Chile-Brazil-Bahamas, starting here 10-July.
N430PS, DA42NG. Crew: myself, pax: my wife Monica.

Good luck and fair winds. He has chosen an aircraft using he "right fuel"!!
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June 29, 2018
The Earthrounders Flag being handed by Flemming Pedersen to Daniel Ramseier in Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland in preparation for the 2018 Earthrounders Meeting in Switzerland.
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June 24, 2018
From Jeb Andrews:
My son, Mason Andrews, DOB 26 April 2000, launches 14 July to try to become the youngest solo pilot to circumnavigate. He has been advised by Adam Broome, Robert DeLaurentis, Jack Weigand, and Matt Guthmiller and is looking forward to a successful flight. He looks forward to joining you guys in Switzerland in 2020 if all goes.
Read the article from the Louisiana Tech University

Wishing him fair winds and blue skies.... and not too many delays during the flight...

June 20, 2018
Congratulations to German Hucke for the completion of his RTW in his PA-46, CC-AQZ..He landed back in Temuco, Chile on June 15th.
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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.

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