Below you will find the Hope 100 team’s most frequently asked questions by friends, family, coworkers, and strangers. If you find yourself having a question that has not been answered below, send it to us and if we receive it more than a few times you may find your question below in the near future. To send us a question, comment, or critique, please see our Contact page.

The Aircraft

How will you change the oil during the flight?

More information to come as we continue to develop our FAQ section of the website.

What type of aircraft will you be flying?

More information to come as we continue to develop our FAQ section of the website.

The Crew

How many pilots will be flying?

More information to come as we continue to develop our FAQ section of the website.

The Flight

What sort of medical considerations are there when flying for 100 days?

Yes there are and coming up with a plan to mitigate most adverse heath effects is challenging. We will have two medically qualified persons who will advise us on any health issues that occur over the 100 days. An example of mitigating a health risk includes advising the two pilots on the best methods to combat muscular atrophy and also avoid the development of blood clots.

Will you only be flying around Chicago?

No. Due to the nature of weather around the Chicago area, we plan to fly between our main refueling site in the Chicagoland area and our auxiliary refueling site to the south when the weather worsens. We aim to have a professional weather adviser on-hand to advise us on the constantly changing weather but there will be pop-up thunderstorms that will make this very challenging.

How will you use the bathroom during the flight?

A bucket. Next question.
(Just kidding, more to come on this most popular question)

The Team

How many volunteers does The Hope 100 have?

More information to come as we continue to develop our FAQ section of the website.