First off, you may be wondering, why call it a "Snowbird" Adventure. Well, here in Michigan we use the term "Snowbird" to describe residents who go south during the winter months and come back north for the summer. And seeing as how I'll be spending most of my time going north, it seemed appropriate.
I'm about ready to depart Cape Town for Johannesburg in the Rockwell Turbo Commander. Fans of Bob Hoover may be disappointed that I plan on having both engines going during the entire duration of this race, but the civil aviation authorities from South Africa to Sweden have been understandly relieved to hear this news.
And it's time to go!