Departing at the end of July from California we've traveled across the Midwestern States of the United States to New Foundland, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Germany, Poland, Austria, Holland, Denmark, England, Scotland and back across the North Atlantic.
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The trip took 30 days and we covered over 12,000 Nautical Miles.
San Jose, California, USA
Truckee, California, USA
Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
Sault St. Marie, Michigan, USA
Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada
Bolanger, Norberg, Stockholm and Visby (Island of Gothab), Sweden
Hamburg, Desau and Berlin (Templehoff), Germany
Amsterdam (De Kooy), The Netherlands
Copenhagen and Hillerod, Denmark
Biggin Hill (London area), England
Inverness, Scotland and back to California.
Above - Ice cap and Fjords of Greenland
Left - Final Approach to Narsarsuaq, Greenland. The airport starts on the water at the closure of a 45 mile long fjord and ends on a glacier. Note Iceberg on right side.
Below - Berlin's Templehoff airport
My family flew via commercial airliner to Berlin and joined me in the European travels for almost 3 weeks. The whole trip was fantastic!
Every pilot should do it!
Trans-Atlantic requirements, if departing from Canada, include a demonstrated 3 hour fuel reserve, over-water survival (raft, immersion suits, life jackets & EPIRB) and High Frequency radio if the flight is conducted below 24,000 feet.
The longest leg over the Atlantic was 4 hours (650 NM). If the flight is planned further North, via Iqalit (formerly Frobisher Bay), Sondrestromfjord, Kulusuk & Reykjavic, Island, the longest leg is only 425 Nautical Miles.
Following are some interesting links to other manuscripts from this trip:
Across to Scandinavia - flight from Reykjavik, Iceland to Sweden
Berlin to Reno - A flight from Berlin, Germany to Reno, USA via Great Britain, Iceland, Greenland and Canada
WBS "Long Rangers" Fly to Europe - a reprint of an interview with the World Beechcraft Society about my first trip to Europe
Maintenance Equipment to take on a major trip
Return to Narsarsuaq - a story about the Second North Atlantic crossing
Transoceanic/Intercontinental Trip Survival Kit - Details of survival items taken along on major trips
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