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Intro


ON WINGS OF GLASS

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Intro


ON WINGS OF GLASS

Aircraft:  LongEZ N724DT (Dawn Treader)
Designer:  Burt Rutan
Builders: Lawrence & Rachel Smiley
Cruising Speed:  190 Knots
Engine:  ROTAX 915 iS, 141 Hp, Turbo-Charged Pusher
Range:  1500 Miles
Ceiling:  18,000 ft MSL (Oxygen Generator Limited)

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Instrument Panel


Instrument Panel

Instrument Panel


Instrument Panel

N724DT's digital Instrument Panel contains instruments with world circumnavigation capability.  Instruments include Electronic International Engine Monitors, a Dynon SkyView EFIS & Autopilot, Garmin Radios  & GPS and SATCOM.  All functions are redundantly backed up for fail-safe operation.  We will also have onboard video and audio satellite communications which will allow you to come along for the ride, real time!

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Dawn Treading


N724DT (Dawn Treader) soaring into the rising sun!

Dawn Treading


N724DT (Dawn Treader) soaring into the rising sun!

Check in periodically to observe our progress, as we breathe life into our LongEZ.  This project has been a lifetime quest to create a high flying, cross-country transportation mode for my wife, Rachel, and me.  We can, finally, after 40 years of an on-again-off-again building effort, see a light at the end of our never-ending project's tunnel!  We appreciate not only your interest, but also your encouragement and prayers for focus; as we work toward our goal of N724DT's first flight - now scheduled for July 24, 2020!

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World Flight


Our projected path around the globe!

World Flight


Our projected path around the globe!

On May 1, 2021, at dawn, we plan to depart Rochester, Indiana Municipal Airport (KRCR) in our LongEZ,  N724DT (Dawn Treader).  Flying east into the rising sun, we'll visit Newfoundland, Iceland, Scotland, England, France, Italy........ .......Israel........... India .......... Malaysia ........Singapore......... Australia ........... New Zealand ............. Solomon Islands ...........  Taiwan  ................Japan ........... Korea....... ...........Russia ..............Alaska, Canada, California and back to Rochester, IN on August 14, 2021, to celebrate our 50'th Wedding Anniversary. 

The HAIMBAUGH ROUND BARN, located  ~ 3 miles north of Rochester, IN's Airport, where Rachel and I will be landing on August 14, 2021 to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary in the hayloft of the Round Barn.  Family and friends are invited to help us celebrate!  (This picture was taken during our July 4, 2014 Family Reunion, the year of the Round Barn's Centennial Celebration.)  We'll be square dancing in a round barn, sharing life memories and the day with loved ones!