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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.


Stopovers were:

San Jose, California, USA

Truckee, California, USA

Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

Sault St. Marie, Michigan, USA

Quebec, Canada

Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada

Narsarsuaq, Greenland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Bolanger, Norberg, Stockholm and Visby (Island of Gothab), Sweden

Hamburg, Desau and Berlin (Templehoff), Germany

Krakow, Poland

Salzburg, Austria

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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