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Statement Regarding the Unfortunate Death of Farhad Rostampour
It is with regret that we must write to inform you about the untimely death of Farhad Rostampour. Farhad passed away doing what he loved, on the 13th of January 2021 shortly after 10:33am EST; in the aircraft that made history (Bonanza F33 N266DC). We send our sincerest wishes to all of his friends and family, as they remember and celebrate the life of a warmhearted friend above all else.

Arshid had to say about the incident: "It's upsetting to hear about the loss of a fellow pilot, but also an old friend. It will be hard to process Farhad's sudden death, but he will be proud to have built a legacy that will live on for many more years. Farhad remains in our thoughts and my family sends our best regards to his."


--Youtube Video From Arshid in Persian(Iranian) language to celebrate Farhad's life by lighting up the Cigar that we flown around the globe and supposed to fire it up "together" when Iran is Free from the Islamic regime & happiness belongs to everyone!


Farhad Rostampour
and Arshid Moti-Ghavanin landed shortly after 1 pm, on July 18th 2007, at the Donaldson Jet Center. They flew 34000 miles around the globe, landed in 21 countries and made 43 landings in major international airports.           

 
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Farhad and Arshid became the first Iranian-born pilots to complete a record setting flight around the world in a single engine airplane and the first to start and finish the flight from South Carolina .

The flight around the world was complete as the Freedom Flight taxied to the ramp through two giant streams of water that shot over the taxiway by Donaldson Fire Department rescue engines.


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Photo by Tribune Time

When we came back there was a TV report from us that they used Iranian current flag in their report and it has done by mistake of the Production team and lack of work from us on Shir O Khorshid (Lion and Sun) flag  out side of Iran.
Here is the flag that we carry out and that is the only flag we support for Iran and we are against the Islamic Iranian Authority and its crimes against the humanity.
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Happy second anniversary of Freedom Flight.June2009
From Farhad & Arshid to All Iranian who want freedom for their country
No to Isamic Iranian Authority.


Happy third anniversary of Freedom Flight. June 2010
From Farhad & Arshid to All Iranian who want freedom for their country
No to Islamic Iranian Authority


Happy 4th anniversary of Freedom Flight. June 2011
From Farhad & Arshid again to All Iranian who want freedom for their country
  No to Islamic Iranian Authority


Happy 5th anniversary of Freedom Flight. June 2011
From Farhad & Arshid again to All Iranian who want freedom for their country
  No to Islamic Iranian Authority

 



High flying mission to break the world record



On June of 2007, Farhad Rostampour, a US based pilot and his UK based co-pilot, Arshid Moti-Ghavanin,  attempted a record-breaking around the world flight with a single engine F33TC Bonanza. They are the first Iranians to ever attempt to circle the globe with their aircraft.

Farhad Rostampour was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to the United State nearly 29 years ago. He is the CEO of an environmental corporation.  Arshid Moti-Ghavanin was Born in Shiraz, Iran, and moved to the United Kingdom nearly 8 years ago. He is a freelance net marketing director.


This flight made them the first Iranian-American and the first Iranian-British to take this challenging flight, but for Farhad and Arshid, sharing the freedom of the flight with young Iranians and many other Iranian pilots with a passion to fly, was the greatest accomplishment. They attempted to make the global connection of peace, freedom, hope and achievement through aviation.

Farhad and Arshid’s passion for flying goes back to their early childhood. Throughout their journey they were tested for their strength and weaknesses, but they made evrey attempt to overcome the challenges and obsticles facing them during their 46 days of flight around the globe.  They wanted to help young Iranians recognize that they too have alternatives and hope for a better future. 

They carried the book of "Epic of the Kings" (SHAHNAMEH FERDOWSI) in the cockpit of their aircraft. This book was signed by many individuals throughout the international community, regardless of their faith, nationality and political interest.