A key problem on this round trip is to ensure we have enough aviation fuel (avgas). Avgas is not available at all airfields
by a long chalk. As a result, avgas canisters have to be brought to the desert airfields. A manual pump is vital. If necessary,
an integrated additional tank, approved by the German Aviation Agency, is filled with 400 litres of avgas so that we can cross
several frontiers in 10 hours of flying time.
An iPad with the most important manuals for the plane and equipment, for approach maps and other data has been prepared.
Flight plans, landing, overflight and landing permits, as well as visas, had to be applied for. Handling agents will receive
the Hanover crew at each airfield. They know all about the special regulations in the airports in each destination. They
guide their guests through the jungle of different formalities. On many flights, the two pilots will wear uniforms because
this is the standard dress code for pilots.