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Global Airvan flight underway

written by | May 11, 2010

The Millions for Malaria round-the-world flight in a Gippsland Aeronautics GA 8-TC Turbo Airvan took off from Bendigo on May 8 in a record-setting attempt aimed at fighting malaria in the Asia Pacific region.

The Airvan, which is owned by Gippsland Aeronautics, is being piloted by Ken Evers and Tim Pryse, and will become the first Australian designed and built aircraft to circumnavigate the globe as it covers a journey of over 26,740nm. The two pilots will visit a number of countries where malaria is endemic, and are hoping to raise $1 million for Mission Aviation Fellowship and the Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific.

To donate to the cause or track the flight, visit


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