Day 2 dawned, and the weather was looking non-promising. Areas of low ceilings, with freezing precipitation, covered the higher ground between us and our desired destination of Iqaluit. No plan survives contact with the enemy, and it was looking like this old idiom was especially true for trying to fly across the Atlantic. Plan B was brought into effect; flying southeast towards the coast along the low ground, and then towards Goose Bay, would set us up for a potential crossing to Narsarsuaq, a different route to that originally planned.
Day 2's flight. Ignore the "total distance" and "average speed" - the tracker glitched.
Morning in Chibugamau:
Good morning bear:
Mike on his 3rd cup of coffee, before a 5 hour flight. An interesting decision.
Climbing out from Chibugamau
Still pretty wintery up here
Ceilings were low in places
The snow was clearly starting to melt
The lakes still had some melting to do
For a while, glorious sunshine
Time for some VFR on top
Direct to Goose Bay
Goose Bay arrival, just after a German Air Force A400M
Fueling in Goose Bay
Tomorrow, we plan to head for Narsarsuaq. There'll be headwinds, so we'll stay low (but not low enough to hit any hills), also need to stay below freezing level for the first couple of hundred miles. This will be the longest ocean crossing of the Atlantic section...