The first part of the trip was pretty smooth, except for a little thunderstorm in the vicinity of Prescott, AZ. We did refuelling stops in Sedona, Albuquerque and Tulsa. Then we spent three nights in Louisville, using the time to check the local sights as well as to prepare the plane for what was scheduled to follow. Apart from the usual luggage, we packed a portable lifeboat, survival immersion suits as well as other survival gear such as: knives, Mylar blankets, flint fire starter, food rations, first aid kit etc. Plus some tooks and spare parts for the plane.