Dear Aero Zypangu Project supporters,
Thank you for your continuing cooperation and support for Aero Zypangu Project.
As coronavirus continues to affect our lives, the world is quickly responding to take various measures to prevent further infection. Yesterday, March 19, the U.S. State Department announced that US citizens should not travel outside the country and that citizens abroad should return home or stay in place. Other countries have announced, without prior notice, the closure of their borders and temporary bans on foreign nationals’ entry. Under the circumstances, overseas travel has become complex and unpredictable.
Due to the foregoing situations, Aero Zypangu Project has decided to postpone the takeoff date of May 1, 2020, from Everett, WA to fly around the world under its Earth Rounder Project. It was a very difficult decision; however, your health and safety are the most important, and we respect each country’s measures to fight against the further spread of the virus. We will decide on a new takeoff date by observing how the world responds to the outbreak and situations related to reopening airports. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding of our decision.
It is our mission to provide dreams and hopes to people, to think together to overcome challenges, and to move forward to the future. Aero Zypangu Project will overcome this difficult time and continue our preparation for takeoff.
Thank you again for your continuing support. Please stay safe and healthy.
About the Mission
One-eyed pilot, Shinji Maeda, will fly around the world to give a motivational speech.
When he was 18 years old, he lost his eyesight in one eye after getting involved in a car accident. He had to face the fact that by law he could never pursue his dream of being a pilot in Japan. However, he made it happened by overcoming the tragedy. He became a pilot and now he enjoys sharing his love and passion for flying with his student pilots as a flight instructor. He has been carrying an inspirational message out to people 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.
Adrian Eichhorn supports our Earthrounder Mission in May 2020 as a mentor who has experience of going around the world in his own airplane. The story of Shinji and Adrian has started back in 2017. When Shinji asked Adrian for help with his earthrounder mission, Adrian was impressed by his strong will and persistence to make it really happen. He has been sharing a lot of his knowledge and experience with Shinji, but what also makes them keep going for their dreams is that both have amazing fathers who support and encourage them to follow their passion and to be the best at it. We appreciate Adrian to be one of Shinji’s biggest supporters and we all wish more people could live their dreams as they do. Watch the video to learn how they bond together with laughter and their passions to deliver hope to this world.