Daily Flight Information:
The World Flyers are preparing their aircraft for the official start of the Round-the-World flight on April 4th.
Preparations continue for April 4th Departure
Later this week, the planes will be hoisted up so that the wheels can be replaced by pontoons. The pontoons are necessary because the sparsely inhabited country into which the flyers will travel has few if any prepared landing strips. The pontoons allow the planes to land in the protected harbors of port cities along the route through Canada, Alaska and across the northern Pacific into Japan.