We want to bring more hope to this world.

There is nothing impossible.

We are possible.


Dear Aero Zypangu Project Supporters

Thank you for your continuing cooperation and support for Aero Zypangu Project. Given the COVID-19 outbreak, we decided to postpone our Earthrounder Mission that we planned in 2020. The new departure date has been set on May 1, 2021. We will be updating you with more information as we get closer to the day. Stay tuned! 

We have 3 scenarios for the 2021 Earthrounder mission.

  1. Departure on May 1 and meet Adrian and the North Pole attack team (https://flybluehorizons.com) at AOPA on May 4 - 5. Then, go onto the world!!

  2. Slide month by month ( i.e. 5/1 to 6/1, 6/1 to 7/1, 7/1 to 8/1) if any conditions prevent me from departing (weather, Covid-19, etc.)  Not going after September to ensure safety in 2021.

  3. In case we cannot depart between May and August 2021, we keep putting off the date to 2022, 23, 24, 25...

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MAY 1, 2021 TAKE OFF

One-eyed pilot, Shinji Maeda, will fly around the world to give a motivational speech. He has been inspiring people to pursue their dreams through his motivational speech and has reached out to thousands of people in the U.S. and Japan. Now, it’s time to go beyond and deliver this message to many more people across the world. It is happening. We believe it’s possible.

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"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. 

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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.

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