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First Canadian helicopter circumnavigation bid takes off

First Canadian helicopter circumnavigation bid takes off

The Denglers, a father and son duo from Canada, are planning their trip to fly around the world in a helicopter. Bob Dengler, 77, and his son Steve, 48, are both engineers and will be joined on board with retired Canadian astronaut Dave Williams. They plan to travel from their home base in Vaughan, touching… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-17

Solo R22 round-the-world missing

Solo R22 round-the-world missing

The update from the project Facebook page says so much and our hearts go out to the support team at this time “With heavy hearts we have to write that unfortunately yesterday we lost contact with Sergey during his flight over Davis Strait … Almost immediately after receiving the last Delorme tracking message with 0… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jul-15

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Russian pilot currently attempting R22 solo circumnavigation

Russian pilot currently attempting R22 solo circumnavigation

On Saturday 13th June, Russian helicopter pilot Sergey Ananov started his Round the Globe Solo flight, aiming to be the first person to complete a circumnavigation in a helicopter of under 1,000kg MTOW. Taking off from Moscow, the planned round goes eastbound through Siberia to Alaska, then south down the west coast of Canada and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-15