Today (15-Aug-2016), 9 months after the inaugural flight of Inspiration, we have finally received the Permit to Fly issued by HKCAD. We are delighted to announce that Inspiration will carry out the Round-the-World tour under Hong Kong's registration B-KOO, which will be the first-ever homebuilt aircraft to fly around the globe under “B-” registration. The Inspiration team sincerely thanks HKCAD's facilitation on the certification progress. #WeeklyUpdate
Kilcoy > Birdsville > Broome > Denpasar > Kota Kinabalu > Clark > Hong Kong!
Inspiration is finally home!
Hank and Inspiration departed Clark early this morning, and arrived Hong Kong International Airport at around 9:40 am.
Welcome back! #WeeklyUpdate
It's really a long way home! After a 5-hour flight, Hank and Inspiration have arrived Denpasar, Indonesia today at 1pm local time. They were welcomed by the Cathay Pacific Airways Denpasar Team.
Big thanks to the Cathay Denpasar Team for arranging the arrival of Inspiration's first international flight.
Hank will now take some rest and get ready for the next leg. #WeeklyUpdate
Inspiration is coming back! Hank and the Inspiration are on the way back to Hong Kong to start the Round The World Flight. At the same time, we’ve setup an Inspiration Operations Centre (IOC) to support the flight. We have started journey from Kilcoy on this Sunday and arrived at Broome in Western Australia yesterday. #WeeklyUpdate
As an objective of the project to educate and inspire the Hong Kong public’s interest in aviation, the Inspiration team will be working together with HKYAA on the operations of Inspiration during the upcoming RTW tour. HKYAA's members will be involved in the flight plannings and logistics arrangements during the tour. Today morning, the Inspiration team and HKYAA's members got together in their premises for a training and some exercises on flight planning. While the team is b
Ready for the sunny weekend in Hong Kong? Our RV-8 is also enjoying the sunshine in southern hemisphere. Upon completion of the 40 hourrs test flight programme, we will fit in a long range tank to get ready for the round the world tour. Stay tuned! #WeeklyUpdate
After leaving Hong Kong, "Inspiration" has deregistered as B-KOO. In Australia, she will continue the flight test programme carrying Australia registration VH-FSX. "Inspiration" is getting back into shape at Kilcoy Airfield, Brisbane and is expected to begin flying again next week after CASA's inspection! It's really beautiful in Brisbane! Beautiful plane in beautiful backdrop! Where is Kilycoy Airfield? #WeeklyUpdate