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Celebration of Round the World
18 June - 25 September 2024

Andre de Freitas aims to make the first circumnavigation of the world in a helicopter by a Brazilian general aviation pilot.

The flight will be co-ordinated by both the Brazil and Great Britain National Airsport Control bodies representing Andre and Peter Wilson and conducted under FAI Sporting Code. The pair are planning to take Peter Wilson’s existing antipodal record by circumnavigation in about 100 days.

The route takes them through the following 34 countries (some entered twice), flying about 31,000 nautical miles in 100 days: Brazil (2), French Guiana, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Guadeloupe, Sint Maarten, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, USA (2), Canada (2), Greenland, Iceland, Faro Islands, UK, Luxembourg, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mexico, EL Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

The antipodes will be Bichura (UIUA), Russia followed by El Calafate (SWAC), Argentina. The start/ finish point of the trip would be at the airport that bears the name of Andre’s grandfather, Diomicio Freitas (a famous Federal Deputy in his time) in Santa Catarina, namely Jaguaruna Regional (SBJA).

For Peter this route combines the beauty of his previous LATAM 2018/19 and RTW 2017 routes. However, by taking the northerly route through Europe, Turkey, and entering Russia from the Stans the pilots will see the beauty of this region including Lake Baikal and Kamchatka while avoiding the monsoonal weather of the southerly route.

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André de Freitas, Brazilian

Sportsman, Mount Everest summiteer, traveller, adventurer and businessman

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Peter Wilson, British

Adventurer, long-range helicopter pilot, author, and Guinness World Record Holder.​

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