A team made up of Epic Aircraft owners and staff this month embarked on an aerial journey that truly lives up to the manufacturer’s name.
On July 7, six Epic airplanes took off from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, beginning the Epic Odyssey World Tour, a 21-day round-the-world trip that will take the team 15,000 nm through 20 cities in nine countries.
The Bend, Oregon-based manufacturer says the tour gives the company a chance to highlight the power and range capabilities of the carbon fiber single-engine turboprop internationally.
It also gives owners an opportunity to put their plane through the paces. The tour spans two oceans and takes the team through a variety of conditions and terrain, including mountains ranges, volcanic islands and the Siberian tundra.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Epic owners to enhance their skills and expand their horizons, while experiencing some truly remarkable places,” said Epic CEO Doug King.
Today, the team is in Moscow, about midway through its circumnavigation of the globe, after stops in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the U.K., Italy and the Czech Republic. The tour continues through Russia, Alaska and the western United States before concluding back in Oshkosh just in time for AirVenture 2016.