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2016 EPIC AIRCRAFT 2016 ODYSSEY WORLD TOUR SUMMARY & DAILY JOURNAL

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 over 16,000 nautical miles, through nine countries and 21 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 fleet culminated their Odyssey adventure by returning to Oshkosh to celebrate EAA AirVenture 2016.

This is Epic

AROUND THE WORLD IN 21 DAYS – TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 Epic LT Aircraft
  • 26+ Participants
  • 21 Cities in 21 Days
  • 9 Countries
  • 3 Continents
  • 2 Oceans
  • 16,405 Nautical Miles
  • 51.5 Flight Hours
  • 318.5 Knots Average Ground Speed
  • NO Maintenance Issues
Epic Odyssey

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Log Book

Day One – Epic Odyssey

We invite you to join us for a flying adventure of a lifetime as we launch the Epic Odyssey 2016 Around the World Tour! After months of planning and anticipation, we are finally ready to depart! N900RB and N850DV depart KBDN for KOSH around 7:30…

Day Two – Epic Odyssey

Despite the fact that we were all up later than expected last night, thanks to good food, lively conversation, and international paperwork, the worsening weather conditions this morning compel us into an early launch from KOSH. After a quick preflight, we embark on our first…

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Epic Aircraft Launches Inaugural Odyssey World Tour

July 14

Tour comprises six aircraft, nine countries, 20 cities, 15,000 nautical miles and 50 flight hours in 21 days

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Epic Aircraft Completes Circumnavigation of the Globe

July 26

Fleet of six Epic LT aircraft return to Oshkosh after visiting nine countries and 21 cities in 21 days

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For media inquiries, contact galee@epicaircraft.com.

The Pros

Pete Zaccagino

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.

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Kent Ewing

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.

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Kerry McCauley

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.

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Sean VanHatten

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.

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