Since before I even earned my pilot’s license back in 2005, I had dreams of making two epic flights. I was lucky enough to carry out the first, to fly from Europe to the southern tip of Africa, in 2013 on the “Flight for Every Mother“. A flight around the world is in many ways an even bigger challenge to organise but finally it is within reach.
Departing from Pittsburgh, the route will take me across the Atlantic to the UK and Europe, through the Middle East and India into Southeast Asia, onwards to Australia and New Zealand and then across the Pacific to the USA to complete the circle.
While the flight is self-funded, and the reason behind it is my long term dream, a flight like this offers certain opportunities for publicity. My intention is to use these opportunities in order to raise awareness of, and raise money for, the charity African Promise. This charity is dedicated to the promotion of education in rural Kenya, working to rebuild primary schools, funding the salaries of teachers, providing school lunches for the children who attend, and other work that makes a real difference to the long term well-being of the area.
The flight will be conducted in partnership with the following organisations.
Below is a listing of the posts covering the preparation for the flight. This will be updated regularly as departure draws near, and once the time comes will also link to the write-up of the trip as it progresses.