The Around-the-World Mission Flights will take place over 5 months from the beginning of March to the end of July 2015. A host city is currently being identified in the Gulf, which will serve as the departing and landing destination.
A Northern hemisphere, easterly route is foreseen. In order to switch the pilots, stopovers will be made in India, Myanmar, China, the USA and Southern Europe or Northern Africa. The exact cities and airport destinations will be selected based on technical and operational considerations as well as their possible involvement and support of the project and mission flights.
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