Happening now!

Shinji is flying the world.

We are currently on the Earthrounder Mission. Check it out!



We're flying

the world.

A one-eyed pilot, Shinji Maeda, is flying around the world to inspire more people to pursue their dreams. There is nothing impossible. We deliver this message to many more people across the world. It is happening. We believe it’s possible.

Things you can do

during this mission flight

  1. Keep track of Shinji & Lucy with Spidertrack

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*Use the links below to follow them with your cell phone.

2. Find the latest info and leave a comment on Social Media!

You can check the latest information about Shinji's flight on our social media. Since most part of his journey will be his solo flight, let's leave a comment to show your support too!

3. Donations

This mission cannot be accomplished on our own. We appreciate your support.

"If I can do it, you can do it too"

When he was 18 years old, he lost his right eyesight because of a car accident. He had faced the fact that he could never pursue his dream of becoming a pilot in Japan because of the law. However, he made it happen by overcoming the tragedy. He became a pilot here in the U.S. and now he enjoys sharing his love and passion for flying with his student pilots as a flight instructor. He has been sending an inspirational message to people and has reached out to thousands of people in the U.S. and Japan. 

Learn more about us



You can be a pilot! Discovery flight can be a profound life-changing experience, teaching people that they are the pilot in command of their life.





Read what other people talk about us

"Our middle school students LOVED Mr. Maeda’s inspirational speech! He was fun, energetic, and instantly connected with our students. His story was inspiring, and the students were very engaged. I really enjoyed how his story was about his family, friends, GRIT, and perseverance, all of which is something the youth needs in today’s world."

"I approached Shinji at Aero Zypangu because I wanted my students to become optimistic about their future and to realize that there are many possible career paths in front of them. His personal story of perseverance despite obstacles helped inspire my students and opened their eyes to a world of unlimited possibilities."


When I fly the world, you will be flying with me in my heart.

Let's make this happen together.