World Flight in our RV-8

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Flying for the Cure

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Apr 20, 2011
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Julian, CA, USA
After six years of building our own plane my 12-year-old son Charlie and I are attempting to fly our Vans RV-8 around the world and raise money for pediatric cancer. We named our plane SEE WORLD I and the project “Flying-for-the-Cure”.

Taking the North Atlantic route, our flight is scheduled to leave in May 2012. We are leaving from Borrego Valley Airport. From there we will travel to the East Cost, Canada, Greenland, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Japan, Russia, Alaska, and then back to San Diego.

Our goal is not to break records or foolishly risk life and limb. With a few exceptions our average leg time is a little more than two hours. The only record we like to break is the amount of money we can raise for pediatric cancer. We also like to proof that you don’t have to be a movie star or a millionaire to make a difference. I am employed as an apple farmer in Julian, California.

Learn more about our project, visit us at: Welcome to "Flying-for-the-Cure"
 

PTAirco

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Sep 20, 2003
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Corona CA
I admire people taking on round the world flights, mostly for braving the bureaucracy and political frustrations involved. I would like to see a post-flight report on about these difficulties encountered.

I wish you luck.
 

rtfm

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Brisbane, Australia
Hi,
This is great. I'm particularly interested in your Australia and onwards part, because this will definitely give me insights into what to expect from my own attempt a number of years hence.

I'll be in contact.

Cheers,
Duncan
 
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