Aviation pioneer to receive Order of Magellan…
The Club is pleased to announce that Swiss aviator and entrepreneur Andre Borschberg will be the next honoree to receive The Order of Magellan. He and Bertrand Piccard, one of the Club’s 1999 Magellan recipients, completed their circumnavigation aboard the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in July 2016. Using no fuel other than the sun’s energy, they demonstrated the capability of this “clean” technology. The award will be presented to Andre Borschberg at a dinner in New York in the fall of 2017. Details will follow when arrangements are finalized.
The LOG is rolling…
The next issue of the Circumnavigators venerable publication is going in the mail. Members should be on the lookout for it to arrive in you mailboxes soon. This is a spectacular issue with great stories and photos from our members, as well as Club news and reports from our Foundation scholars. Please send us your comments and feedback when you read your copy. We had excellent participation from members for this issue.
Legendary Circumnavigator featured…
Don Parrish (Chicago Chapter), who is widely recognized as the most traveled person, was featured in a major two-page article in Die Zeit, probably the most prestigious newspaper in Germany. Unfortunately for English-only members, the piece is written in German and will not be published in English. The headline reads (in German): “No One has Seen more of the World than this Man.” The Circumnavigators Club is mentioned in the article under “Clubs Fur Vielreisende” (Clubs for the Well-Traveled). If you read German, there is a link to the article.
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Get out those photos…
The Circumnavigators on-line Photo Contest and Exhibit will begin in January. Details will follow, but start digging into those great photos. The categories will be Human Interest, Architecture, Landscape and Flora & Fauna. All submitted photos will be posted on this web site. To see previous years, go to the tab on the Home Page for photos or click here. The contest will benefit the Circumnavigators Foundation.
Join us Friday ~ December 9
The Last Shot
Circum Paul Buescher (Pacific Northwest Chapter) captured this snowy owl in Alaska.
Luck to you!
David A. Mink