Round-the-World Flights


Johanson East Round-the-World Flight (#1)



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Jon's Autograph RV-4 Stamp Plane Jon Johanson Aiming High
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	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 2 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. 

Itinerary:

Departed Brisbane,  Australia              07/02/95
	Nandi, Fiji 
	Pago Pago, American Samoa	
	Christmas Island 
	Hilo, HI                           07/04/95
	Santa Ynez, CA
	Santa Barbara, CA
	Santa Paula, CA
	Aurora, OR
	Leadville, CO
	Kirksville, MO
	Oshkosh, WI
	Bangor, ME
	Azores
	Madrid, Spain
	Biggin Hill, England
	London, England                    08/20/95
	Heriklon, Crete
	Dubai, United Arab Emirates        08/26/95
	Madras, India
	Singapore
	Darwin, Australia
Arrived	Melbourne, Australia               09/11/95
	
	Jon's next round-the-world flight adventures in 1996 and again in 2000.  
       				


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