On July 7th, six Epic LT aircraft, along with 26 owners and crew, departed from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on an adventure of a lifetime. Over the next 21 days, led by a team of internationally experienced pilots, they flew around the globe — traveling 15,000 nautical miles, through nine countries and 20 cities, crossing three continents and two oceans.
The journey took them over ancient glaciers, medieval castles and volcanic islands, from the exotic Mediterranean coastline to the vast Siberian tundra. The Odyssey ended in Oshkosh to celebrate EAA AirVenture 2016.
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Irkutsk/Yakutsk, Russia — Lake Baikal was today’s mission. The bus picked us up at 9 a.m. for the one-ish hour drive to the settlement of Listvyanka, where we boarded our boat for the three-hour lake tour and lunch.
Zaccagnino is a three time World Champion race pilot, who currently holds the title as the fastest air racer in the world. He holds 18 world records, has flown over 300 aircraft types and 31 Jets, with over 21,000 flight hours, 674 Atlantic Crossings, 240 Pacific crossings. He has made 11 around the world trips from small planes to large jets and has been to every country except Madagascar.
David Robinson, Chief Pilot at Epic Aircraft, is an aviation enthusiast who prides himself on his dedication to aviation safety and the continued pursuit of knowledge. He attended the University of Central Missouri, graduating in 2005 with a B.S. in Aviation Technology, with a focus as a professional pilot.
Kent Ewing is an Eclipse 500 instructor pilot and an FAA Pilot Proficiency Examiner (PPE) and has been involved with the Eclipse jet from the time of certification. Kent was selected as one of the initial cadre of mentor pilots and subsequently served as Eclipse Aviation’s Director of Flight Operations.
Kerry McCauley is an international ferry pilot, author, professional skydiver, and star of an aviation-focused Discovery Channel documentary series.
Kerry started his career in aviation by joining the U.S. Army in 1979 and becoming a UH-1H “Huey” helicopter crew chief. During his 12 year stint in the Army, Kerry graduated from the grueling Air Assault School, Winter Operations Instructor School, and was twice awarded the Army Commendation medal.
Sean soloed in a Citabria at 17 and acquired his private pilot certificate while in high school and then attended Central Oregon Community College where he received an AAS in Aviation. While working as a banner tow pilot and flight instructor, he acquired his BS in Physics from Oregon State University.