Quarter Around
the World Challenge

The fastest ultralight in the world.
5 countries, 3 continents, 11,205 kilometer.

10th to 15th of October 2017

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Imagine flying over the turquoise water of the Mediterranean, volcanos on the Atlantic islands, the forests of Brazil and passing by at the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain of Rio!

Middle of October our world record holder RISEN R02 will fly from Italy to Uruguay with the longest leg being over 1,600NM! There it will represent SEA in South America. During this trip we will visit over 3 continents and 5 countries, flying over turquoise water, volcanos and passing the city of Rio de Janeiro. The tour is followed by magazines, private pilots and aviation enthusiasts worldwide.

A standard ultralight aircraft with a range of about 1,100 km (595 NM) can only take the North Atlantic Route via Greenland, Canada and US to finally arrive in South America. For going from Italy to Uruguay it would require about 16 stops alone for refueling, travelling all the way around. Thanks to its outstanding aerodynamics RISEN has a very low fuel consumption, which enables it to cross the Atlantic on the southern route – directly from Africa to Brazil!

For the trip we have chosen a route similar to the one of the famous Italian aviator and politician Italo Balbo (1896-1940), who had done formation flights with the Italian Airforce in the 30s. He went from Orbetello (Rome), via West Afrika to Natal and finally Rio de Janeiro. Also our RISEN will fly to Natal and Rio, having two stops on the way: One on Gran Canaria, the other one in Cabo Verde.

Departure is planned for the 9th of October. You can follow the RISEN during its journey by clicking this link and on Facebook (Swiss Excellence Airplanes):
follow the RISEN during its journey

Complete Routing
• 4 refueling stops & 2 additional stops for customs clearance
• Longest leg: Almost 3,000 km (about 1,600 NM)
• More than 43 hours flight time in total
• Over 11,200 km (6,050 NM) in total
… a trip more than ¼ of the Equator!

For detailed information & on-board equipment click here Download PDF file

Route with a regular ultralight with a range of 1,100 km. Route with a regular ultralight with a range of 1,100 km.

Route with the RISEN Route with the RISEN

Route Information (preliminary values for test) Route Information (preliminary values for test)


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