His ’round-the-world Project Amelia Earhart commemorative flight now complete, pilot and radio amateur Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, is back on home turf in Texas. The solo circumnavigation in his single-engine plane Spirit took a little longer than 2 months.
Lloyd logged hundreds of Amateur Radio contacts over the course of his entire adventure, which was funded by The Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum and through other donations. He retraced the route the famous aviator never finished in 1937.
A problem with the plane’s fuel system at the approximate half-way point caused Lloyd to turn back for repairs. That and some poor weather delayed his return to Texas by a few days.