I also want to participate this year. I will go through some testing and high level flight planning as I would like to take the DC-6 A.
This will give me enough space to bring along a load of fine swiss chese, chocolate and some good wine for those guys in Christmas Island. The 4 radials (if I can make them running in XP 11) will give me enough airspeed to make the 6000+ nm from Switzerland a decent and safe trip.
I think I can even pack this nice new super cup (wings detached) so that I can do some sightseeing with this fantastic aircraft while my DC-6 is being refuled.
Anyone planning the trip from Europe as well?