The biggest question or concern at the moment is the how to carry my helmet. We have spoken to TSA and several airlines and there does not seem to be any hard or fast rule about taking helmets as carry-on.
The security people at my local airport said it would not be a problem. There is nothing we can find in the restricted items information about carrying helmets on board.
After sending some emails off to Africa there does seem to a problem there. We received an email back informing us that helmets could not be carried but would be placed in a last-on first-off section of the hold.
It remains to be seen how all this pans out and I think we will play it by ear and hope for the best.
If anyone has thoughts or info please let us know.