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Old 26th May 2021, 21:43
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Travis Ludlow - round the world

I'm full of admiration for this young aviator and wish him every success. At his age my longest trip was to Dieppe......

https://aroundtheworldsolo.co.uk/

The Flying Reporter has a nice piece on the trip..


Will be following his progress and fingers crossed.
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Old 27th May 2021, 08:52
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Looks like he's in the air, he's left Wycombe Air Park and is heading east right now (according to Flightradar24, search for N5010).

Edited to add: approaching EHTE now



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Old 28th May 2021, 20:38
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Anybody on Facecloth, you can follow his exploits on there.

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Old 28th May 2021, 23:05
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Originally Posted by ETOPS View Post

The Flying Reporter has a nice piece on the trip..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Wv1cJDkls
In case anyone knows this 'Flying Reporter' dude, and under the assumption he or she is keen for people to listen to them, you might want to pass on the message I get when clicking on the above link...:

"This video is private.
If the owner of this video has granted you access, please sign in"


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Old 29th May 2021, 09:37
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Looks like he re-uploaded the video, see here:
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Old 29th May 2021, 22:50
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
Looks like he re-uploaded the video, see here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvUbVJgoZiE
Thanks, that works
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Old 30th May 2021, 03:48
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Does his projected flight take him through Belarus airspace?
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Old 30th May 2021, 19:02
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Not anymore. The original route as shown on his website has been changed a lot, mostly due to Covid 19, but just before the start the leg to Russia was also changed. He flew from Wycombe Air Park to Teuge, The Netherlands (where his Cessna was prepared) on 27th May. Teuge to Gdansk, Poland on 29th May and from Gdansk across Estland (avoiding Belarus) to Pskov in Russia and onwards to Moskow today.
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Old 30th May 2021, 19:22
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Just watching his departure video.
Not the greatest of takeoffs.
Didn't keep the centerline on rotate.

Good luck to the young chap though.

Just reviewed his route. Pretty spectacular and I am very envious of him being able to do this financially.
A lot of landing, parking, handling and fuel fees but I am sure he has this considered.

It would have been better if on his website he would have his route shown on a map as to opposed just cities/countries.
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Old 30th May 2021, 19:30
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Didn't keep the centerline on rotate.
Light planes aren't rotated. If you must be pecky, that is.
And if this young stud is very fortunate, why be envious? I for one wish him every success!

May I be excused, though, for poking some fun at his miss-spelling of his maintenance providers' name As I said before: none like the Brits for abusing nouns proper... so he is joining an old tradition.
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 10:22
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The tracking link on his website works now. Looks like he's approaching the Sea of Okhotsk. That's a lot of flying done already! I found out that the Cessna he's flying used to be on the Dutch register, I've got about 65 hours in that particular airframe, I guess Travis will easily beat that!

The list of places to visit on his site hasn't been updated unfortunately, his actual route is quite different from the original plan, mostly due to Covid-19.
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 16:02
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Originally Posted by Jan Olieslagers View Post
Light planes aren't rotated.
Originally Posted by Piper PA28-181 Information Manual
Allow the airplane to accelerate to 48 to 53 KIAS depending on the weight of the aircraft and ease back on the control wheel to
rotate to climb attitude.
Originally Posted by Grumman AA5a POH
Elevator - Apply light back pressure at 50KIAS (58MPH), lift nosewheel at 55KIAS (63 MPH)
Originally Posted by Builldog 120 POH
Check operation of the ASI. Rotate at 45 kn (83 km/h) IAS, lift off at 55 kn (102 km/hr) IAS
Originally Posted by Jabiru J430 POH
Elevator Control LIFT NOSE WHEEL AT 45 KIAS and wait for aircraft to fly itself off (at around 65 KIAS)
Only Cessna seem to avoid the term, or anything equivalent.

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