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It’s going to be another long day at the office

October 14, 2011

Next month I’m scheduled to deliver a couple of airplanes from the US to Peru. I’ll be picking up a Cessna 172 and a Cessna 182 for the ferry flight to Peru.

Here’s my planned route of flight to Peru in the Cessna 172SP:

cessna 172 route from US to Peru

Cessna 172 ferry flight route from US to Peru

Image courtesy of Great Circle Mapper.

Notice after South Florida how I worked in stops in the Bahamas, Jamaica and Cartagena. Another long day in the office of a ferry pilot :)

Realistically this is the best route to fly down to Peru in a Cessna 172 and there won’t be any time for touristy stuff at each fuel stop – but they are still beautiful places to visit.

In a Cessna 172 you could probably go direct Florida to Jamaica, but I’m a wuss when it comes to fuel reserves so I’ll make an extra stop in the Bahamas. When flying a light airplane from the US to South America I usually stop in Montego Bay (Jamaica), but in a Cessna 172 I prefer Kingston so the leg to Cartagena is a bit shorter. Baranquilla is also available as a first point of landing in Colombia, but I just happen to be familiar with Cartagena and know the handling agent there. After Cartagena I’ll stop in Cali and Guayaquil before heading to Trujillo, Peru, where I’ll clear Peru Customs.

For this route I’m required to have Cuba overflight permit, Jamaica landing permit as well as permits for each of the South American countries. I work with a good handling agent who coordinates all my overflight and landing permits for me.

A few more pictures of ferry flights to South America:

approaching cuba

Approaching Cuba

landing cali

Landing at Cali, Colombia (SKCL)

landing at SPLX

The Pacific coast just south of Lima, Peru. Visual approach to SPLX, Libmandi, Peru

Tough job but somebody’s got to do it :)

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  1. Heinz Peier permalink
    December 26, 2011 7:31 pm

    Hi
    Which Handling Agent do you use for Landing & Overflight Permits?

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