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Welcome to the official site of the Seattle World Cruiser Project. Celebrating the first circumnavigation of the globe by air.

Project Updates - Autumn 2018

Howdy - We know it’s been a little while since we’ve posted to the website. Not to worry! It’s only because we’ve been very busy with the next phases of the flight test program and prepping the Cruiser for the World Flight.

We’ll be adding more news and images in the coming days so stay tuned for more exciting updates on all things World Cruiser!

During our 1996 Super Cub trip we made a stop just north of Okinawa, on the beautiful island paradise of Amami Ōshima. While there, we were fortunate enough to meet and become friends with Motohide and Tomoyo Harada. When we returned home we sent their son, Masahiro, a model of a Douglas World Cruiser.

Now a 19 year old, Masahiro has recently came over from Japan to take pilot training at Hillsboro Aero Academy, in Oregon. We were delighted to visit with him for a few days as we immersed him in all things airplane—of course!

Masahiro, with a photo of his younger self holding the model he and his father built in front of Bob’s full scale model of a Cruiser.

James Young, Bob’s crew-mate on seaplane flights, gave Masahiro a wonderful sunset seaplane flight. James owns the Seaplane Scenics which offers land and seaplane instruction, and also gives scenic flights of the area

Diane was recently awarded her EXTRA class amateur radio license, which she will use on the World Flight. On October 2nd, Diane KI7USH made her first contact from Seattle World Cruiser World HQ to Mike KA7CSE.

To read about past Cruiser events follow this link: Past News

Set your clocks!                                        

We are thrilled to announce that plans are underway to begin our World Flight on April 6, 2019 to coincide with the 95th anniversary of the original flight.  Be sure to check back to get the latest updates  about upcoming fundraising events and flight plans! 

Cruiser Countdown Clock


Learn about the historic first flight around the world that inspired this project. 


Discover what the Seattle World Cruiser World Project is all about and take a look at how the aircraft was put together. 


Find out how you can lend your support and learn about the outstanding people and organizations that are helping us toward our goal.