One of Jon Johanson's dreams was to fly to Oshkosh, WI to attend the EAA annual aviation meet. But
Jon was just a normal person who had to prove that an ordinary fellow is capable of doing extraordinary
things. He followed his dream of having his own plane by building his own craft, a "Van's Aircraft kit,
model RV-4, registered VH-NOJ. Construction took 2½ years followed by testing the plane and testing himself
for long distance flights. When satisfied, he then flew east round-the-world.
After 1,034 gallons of fuel, one exhaust pipe and three oil changes, he arrived back in Australia
circumnavigating the globe in 71D 19H. He wrote a book, "Aiming High" describing his path to the skys.
Departed Brisbane, Australia 07/02/95
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Hilo, HI 07/04/95
Santa Ynez, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Paula, CA
Biggin Hill, England
London, England 08/20/95
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 08/26/95
Arrived Melbourne, Australia 09/11/95
Jon's next round-the-world flight adventures in 1996 and again in 2000.