Impossible is now "I'm possible"


On June 11, 2021, Shinji touched down at Harvey field (S43), WA and completed his earthrounder mission flight. Shinji became 139th known solo pilot, he is also the second to complete a Round the World since the start of the pandemic and the First Solo Pilot since the pandemic.This would not have been possible without the support that we received from you all. We want to thank you for showing your support and love to help us make this happen together. 

AZP Team


Professional photos by Mr. Yoshi Fujii

Day 1~18 highlights - Shinji & Lucy Earthrounder -

Day 1~18 highlights - Shinji & Lucy Earthrounder -

Welcome to officially Aero Zypangu Project!! This episode - Shinji & Lucy Earthrounder - Day 1~18 highlights Thank you for supporting Aero Zypangu Project! We were BACK from fly around the world!! Shinji updated daily "1 min speech" and here is the speeches for Day 1 - 18th!! This episode - Shinji was invited to join the AOPA formation flight with Adrian Eichhorn and he spent 2 days long XC to east coast. This episode is day 1 from Pain Field、Washington to Bismarck Municipal Airport, North Dakota. Special thanks to EXECUTIVE AIR TAXI CORPORATION. We are "Aero Zypangu" We provide opportunities and experiences that inspire hope, strength, and joy in people with disabilities, youngsters, and their families through aviation activities. This is not about “flying”. This is beyond flying and that is why we’ve been keep sending same message through our motivational speech since 2008 and we’ve been highly appreciated in the public. In 2021 Shinji, founder and president of AZP, well known as one eyed pilot will fly solo around the world and he will give you motivational speeches for you in your country. This is series of our videos about who we are, what we do and why we fly around the world.Enjoy!! You can support us @ Our website


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What is this mission about?

One-eyed pilot, Shinji Maeda, 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. This time, he decided to fly around the world in his own airplane to deliver an important message to many more people across the world. 

Why Earthrounder?

When Shinji was 18 years old, he lost his eyesight in one eye. 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 happen. 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 realized that sharing his journey and motivating others to achieve their dreams became his true passion. Since 2008, he kept delivering motivational speeches in the US and Japan by flying on a commercial jet. But this time, he wanted to do something different. He decided to fly around the world in his own airplane to deliver his message to many more people across the world. Impossible? He would say "No, not at all. I AM POSSIBLE and THIS IS POSSIBLE!"

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