52 Countries - 5 Continents
On 18th of August I set off from Belgium, heading west. My route takes me through the UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, USA, Latin America to Colombia, then back north via Alaska, to Russia, China, Indonesia, India, Middle East and back to Belgium, where I plan to arrive in early November. I will be flying a Shark. It is a high-performance ultralight aircraft manufactured in Europe. It is incredibly fast with cruising speed reaching 300 km/h. The aircraft has been specially prepared for such a long journey.
Shark Aero is a high-performance two seat tandem ultralight aircraft with retractable gear, smaller wing, variable-pitch propeller and first class comfortable cockpit interior.
Shark was designed and constructed as fast cross-country airplane, build on innovative design and new technologies.
Using the most advanced technology of carbon fibre epoxy composite and its uncompromisingly optimised aerodynamics makes the Shark the fastest ultralight aircraft proven by the world speed record and rewarded by numbers of design awards.
SHARK is powered by a ROTAX 912 ULS 100 hp engine running WOODCOMP 2-blade adjustable propeller. With low operating costs, long range (1600 km), exceptional speed (optimum cruising speed of 140 knots) and long service life, access to any public airport at optimum while keeping operational cost minimum.