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Cessna 182 Atlantic ferry flight

June 16, 2010

I delivered a Cessna 182 Turbo from the USA to Germany last week. The airplane was very nice, equipped with Garmin 1000 Synthetic Vision (SVT) and TKS anti-icing. The owner of the plane is a private pilot who had just bought the plane in the USA and hired me as ferry pilot for the trip.

The C182 has enough range to do the North-Atlantic ferry flight without ferry tank, so we took the far Northern route via Iqaluit in Canada to Sondre Stromfjord and Kulusuk in Greenland, and then on via Iceland to Scotland and mainland Europe. Along the far Northern route airports are spaced quite close, with the longest leg Egilsstadir (BIEG) to Wick (EGPC) about 520 nm. The total ferry flight from Raleigh NC (USA) to Memmingen, Germany took 6 days and 41 hours flight time.

Here are some pictures of the trip:

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Bad Bill permalink
    June 28, 2010 10:22 pm

    Take me next time!!

  2. Alex Brazier permalink
    July 7, 2010 5:20 pm

    My ferry route is like yours except Goose Bay to Narsq then Iceland-Scotland, my aircarft are med/heavy twin propjets-turbines West-East and East-West operations into all of Europe, Africa and the middle east.

  3. July 7, 2010 6:17 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Alex.

    I’ve done Goose to Narsarsuaq as well, but in light aircraft I prefer the more Northern route because airports are spaced closer. I usually don’t go Goose – Narsq unless I have enough range to get to Narsq and then divert to Sondre Stromfjord. Plus in light aircraft HF radio is a bit of a hassle.

  4. September 1, 2011 7:23 am

    Hi Ward

    i have a 180J in California that i want to bring out to kenya am looking for a ferry pilot to bring from US to scotland where i can pick up and fly down to kenya, the plane is well equipped with coupled auto pilot HSI etc and just fitted new engine.


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