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What Is Friendship Flight?

Spearheaded by pilot Bill Signs, they are a collection of global flights to spread good will, understanding, and more to countries around the world.

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Friendship Flight 1998 Eielson

Eielson trans polar commeemorative flight Barrow, Alaska, USA to Spitsbergen, Norway.

  • Pilot: Bill Signs
  • Aircraft: Cessna 210L N90MB

Friendship Flight 1997 Lindbergh

A commemoration of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight, 70 years to the minute. Signs retraced Lindbergh's route, departing San Diego, St. Louis, and New York, arriving in Paris, France, on May 21st, 1997 at 11 a.m. Ten thousand children are expected to participate at the airports, where Signs will share Lindbergh's accomplishments and the excitement of world-wide aviation.

  • Pilot: Bill Signs
  • Aircraft: Cessna 210L N90MB

Friendship Flight 1996 World Record

A world record setting expedition, where Signs, accompanied by pilot Ruth Jacobs of Fairhope, Alabama, became the first to land a single aircraft on all seven continents during the 50 day around-the-world trip.

  • Pilots: Bill Signs. Ruth Jacobs
  • Aircraft: Cessna 210L N90MB

Friendship Flight 1996 Chile J. Fernandez Islands

Exploroing Chile and the Juan Fernandez Islands.

  • Pilots: Bill Signs
  • Aircraft: Bonanza

Friendship Flight 1995 Antarctica

South America and Antarctica - Signs was the first to fly a single engine aircraft from South America to Antarctica and back without refueling

  • Pilot: Bill Signs
  • Aircraft: Cessna 210L N90MB

Friendship Flight 1993 Russia Mongolia

A three single-engine aircraft expedition to Russia and Mongolia. Signs flew his Cessna 210L

  • Pilots: Bill Signs. Yuri Khartinov.
  • Aircraft: Cessna 210L N90MB

Friendship Flight 1992 30 Days World

Around the World in 30 Days. This joint Russian-American flight commemorated the 50th anniversary of the WWII Lend-Lease Program. Signs and Russian Yuri Kharitonov landed at many WWII Russian military bases. Signs' airplane was the first American aircraft to cross Russia after the 1991 revolution.

  • Pilots: Bill Signs. Yuri Khartinov.
  • Aircraft: Cessna 210L N90MB

Friendship Flight 1991 Soviet Union

Signs acted as flight leader for a fleet of 35 general aviation aircraft from the United States and Canada. The group traveled from Alaska to the Soviet Union and received extensive news coverage in all countries.

  • Pilots: Bill Signs. Yuri Khartinov.
  • Aircraft: 35 Aircraft Fleet

Friendship Flight 1990 S. America

Signs outfitted a Mooney for extended flights. Went to South America

  • Pilot: Bill Signs
  • Aircraft: Mooney

Friendship Flight 1990 Transatlantic

Signs outfitted a Mooney for extended over-water capability and crossed the North Atlantic twice. He visited 13 countries, including Russia

  • Pilot: Bill Signs
  • Aircraft: Mooney

Friendship Flight 1987 S. America

Signs outfitted a Cessna 150 for extended flight capability and flew to South America

  • Pilot: Bill Signs
  • Aircraft: Cessna 150