Earthrounders is the name of the group of fewer than 200 people that have successfully completed an around-the-world flight in a single-engine airplane. Memphis entrepreneur Wei Chen will attempt to join the group as the first Chinese member beginning May 23 when he climbs into his Socata TBM 700 to begin a 69 day journey to promote Memphis’ tourism and business opportunities as well as raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The trip will include 40 stops in 20 countries beginning and ending in Memphis, TN.
Chen is a graduate of The University of Memphis (my alma mater) and the founder of his highly successful importing and distribution business, Sunshine Enterprises, based in Memphis.
It will be exciting to follow Chen on his journey as he promotes our great city around the world. His progress can be followed on the website, www.weiaroundtheworld.com and I will be posting updates along the way as well.