June 19: Indianapolis, IN to Goosebay, Canada
June 21: Goosebay, Canada to Reykjavik, Iceland
June 22: Reykjavik, Iceland to Biggin Hill, England
June 23: Biggin Hill, England to Rome, Italy
June 26: Rome, Italy, to Crete, Greece
June 26: Crete, Greece to Mursah Matruh, Egypt
June 27: Mursah Matruh, Egypt to Cairo, Egypt
June 28: Cairo, Egypt to Al Ain, UAE
June 30: Al Ain, UAE to Dubai, UAE
July 1: Dubai, UAE to Karachi, Pakistan
July 3: Karachi, Pakistan to Sarghoda, Pakistan
July 3: Sarghoda, Pakistan to Islamabad, Pakistan
July 5: Islamabad, Pakistan to Lahore, Pakistan
July 8: Lahore, Pakistan to Karachi, Pakistan
July 9: Karachi, Pakistan to Colombo, Sri Lanka
July 12: Colombo, Sri Lanka to Kualalampur, Malaysia
July 15: Kualalampur, Malaysia to Bali
July 17: Bali to Darwin, Australia
July 18: Darwin, Australia to Cairns, Australia
July 19: Cairns, Australia to New Caledonia
July 20: New Caledonia to Pago Pago, Am Samoa
July 22: American Samoa to Christmas Island
July 23: Christmas Island to Honolulu
July 24: Honolulu, HI to Monterey, CA
July 25: Monterey, CA to Dallas, TX
July 26: Dallas, TX to Greenwood, IN
***This route is subject to change due to weather and airport conditions.
The plane that Haris and Babar will be flying is a single-engine, 6-seater Beechcraft Bonanza. It has been fitting with all of the latest gears and gadgets to aid them on their trip:
- Tech: the plane has been outfitted with a High Frequency Radio, as well as tracking systems with which they can communicate with those monitoring their navigation, as well as with family-32 characters at a time! Two cameras-one front-facing, and one birds-eye view-have been attached to the plane. Videos of the journey will be posted so you can see what the pilots saw during their trip!
- Gear: The plane was also outfitted with all of the newest parts-locks, brake pads, and even a long-range tank! The flight from Hawaii to California will be the longest leg (about 14 hours) and will require an extra fuel tank to complete the journey. The back 4 seats of the plane were removed to accommodate the tank, which will remain empty until that leg.
- Emergency Gear: Because a large portion of the trip will take place over water, the plan has been stocked with relief equipment (for #1!), life rafts, and "gumby" suits for ocean survival in the event of an ocean landing. Gumby suits are only worn by the pilots while flying over water for extended periods of time. Check out the gallery to see what a gumby suit looks like!