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« on: December 28, 2013, 04:50:37 AM »

Dear King Air forumers,

First, as a newly registered member of the forum, I'd like to thanks to Smaus & Bjarne for all of their work. Seriously guys, Thanks alot  Wink!

Secondly, the announced topic : Challenger 2014- Beech 200 team.

For seven years in a row a small group of people from have created a yearly event called "Challenger". Taking place after New Year the "challenge" is a non-precision rally type event over 20 airfield in 4 main stages. GPS and IFR are forbidden, forcing each individual to navigate "old-shool". The airfields, ranging from international airports to strips of dirt, requier agile aircraft putting GA in the spot light.

The organisers have taken us across Africa in 2012 with the Trans - African - Challenge, from Kenya to Madagascar via Tanzania. In 2013 we hopped across New Zealand. All in all it was quite enjoyable to say the least!

This year's edition of Challenger(01JAN14 - 22JAN14) has taken a new turn: a combination of charity and a 36770km world tour!

Fly-For-Kids is the official name of the 2014 Challenger edition, where each participant will make a sponsor donate to "Thomas cook Children's Charity" whenever a movement is registered at a sponsored airport. In other words sponsor XYZ has agreed to donate a certain amout of money to the charity. XYZ decided to sponsor VHHH airport, where each take-off and/or landing will give 1EUR to the charity. XYZ also agreed a maximum amount with the organisers. The goal of participants is to reach the maximum amount by "flying". Individuals can also become partners of the event by donations.
--> The BEST news : organisers also allow for Teams to apply!

I'm very much interested in taking our beloved Beech 200 across the globe and am actively looking for individuals who would be interested in participating in the 2014 Event as a team!

The 36770km or 19854.2nm would be divided into 20-22 sectors operated by any of the team members, and thus setting the world circumnavigation record online in the FAI given aircraft caterory (under 6T MTOW). The organisers would also extend the official end periode (22FEB13) to allow for the team to make it back to the point of origine.

So here it is, if anyone would like to team up even for one sector, please don't hesitate  Grin

Blue skies,

« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 06:17:52 AM by AdrijanM » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 06:15:18 AM »

Hi folks,

A couple of good news:

Team "Kare Bears" is up and flying the below route:


Take part in the adventure and help us out by sponsoring the team or route by route, on the event. All donations  lead to the
Even a tiny dollar or four quarters will make a difference Wink

Join us and fly along our BE20 on a route across the world, on any of the 29 sectors. Follow us on the Challenger homepage and see where we're at!

So, come fly with "Kare Bears" Smiley

Blue skies!

"There's nothing like the smell of Jet A1 in the morning!"
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