Ham Radio Aviator Set to Depart on Round-the-World Flight

Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, took off from Miami, Florida, on June 1 on a solo, round-the-world flight to commemorate Amelia Earhart’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe 80 years ago.

“Airborne!,” he posted to his Facebook page, once aloft. “En route to St Thomas!”

Lloyd will be on the air from Spirit, his single-engine Mooney 231 aircraft, during the course of his journey, expected to take 2 months. He will follow Earhart’s historic route to fly around the globe at the equator, starting in Miami, skirting the Caribbean islands, then passing along the coast of South America before heading across the Atlantic.

via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://ift.tt/2rl4tAx