The idea is to air-travel around Brazil in about 6 legs, but they may as well be extended to 8. Each leg of the intended route will be flown within periods of approximately 3 weeks (which coincides with Will´s rotational working schedule). We plan to finish each leg at a local flying club where we hope to hangar the trike for the weeks I have to work.
Exact day-by-day planning is impossible. There are too many unknowns, weather being the major. As we fly from A to B, we may not immediately want to continue to C. We would also like to enjoy the location where we are. Things like sight-seeing, local flights, meeting people, unfavorable weather and unscheduled events will all influence the day-by-day planning. However, each leg will have a planned and alternative destination.
Flying an open cockpit aircraft can be quite intense and exhausting depending the circumstances. We want to have pleasure in flying by keeping the stress levels to a minimum. The early morning, due to its still air, is usually the best time for flying. Sunrise will therefore often be our take-off time. Although the trike´s autonomy is about 4 hours, we plan to land and pause after maximal 2 hours flying. Initially we will not fly more than 4 hours per day as we would like to finish around noon. This will give us time to prepare for the next day and rest.