The pilots, after much thought, have decided that the best aircraft for the flight is the Cessna 182 Skylane. This is a high wing monoplane with a 230hp Lycoming engine giving a cruise speed of 145 knots. Due to the high wing configuration it has more space in the cabin and excellent downwards visibility for photography.
It is one of a range of Cessna aircraft that has been produced in the large numbers, almost 800,000 units. With that comes excellent world support. The range of 915 nautical miles has to be supplemented by the addition of an additional fuel tank in the cabin.