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#1693594
Very impressive feat to the cross the Atlantic in anything with a petrol burning engine (or even two) but that LSA looks tiny!

Well done to her.

I can honestly say that I have never been brave enough to do anything like that - even if I had been in a position to do it.
#1693622
I'd love to do it but a nice oil burning King Air would be on the MEL- I suspect the view from the front would be the same and my blood pressure could not cope with anything less I fear.
#1693625
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:I'd love to do it but a nice oil burning King Air would be on the MEL- I suspect the view from the front would be the same and my blood pressure could not cope with anything less I fear.


Once your out of gliding range of the coast it doesn't matter anymore.

One year I was in a Kingair following a twin commander going Glasgow - Reykjavik then on to the USA, when I landed I asked Sven who was the handling agent in Reykjavik, has he carried on to Greenland, no was the answer, they are still searching for the aircraft and pilot off Vestmannaeyjar.

When we fuelled in Glasgow he decided not to fill the tanks with expensive fuel and got caught out by strong headwinds at altitude, made three attempts to land on the gravel strip at Vestmannaeyjar but ran out fuel doing so, ditched about a mile of the coast but never found even though the SAR helicopter was waiting.
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#1693628
Turbines are no insurance against dumb decisions.
#1693632
Lockhaven wrote:
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:Turbines are no insurance against dumb decisions.


They just give people a false sense of security, more so when they are dumb.

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Maybe so but something that just has to go round and round to do its job is less likely to break than something that has to accelerate, decelerate, stop, accelerate the other way, decelerate, stop 1800 times a minute.

Seems to borne out by time before shutdowns too.

I'd like to think that a turbine does not immediately affect my cognitive performance!

:D
#1693664
2Donkeys wrote:As is the case with a number of others on this forum, I have done the crossing quite a few times now in a number of different types, and I think I may be addicted. I'm planning my next crossing now...

The beauty of Greenland seen from low level is quite stunning.


I’ll be your wingman.

Agree, it is both addictive and humbling. I’d do it again anytime.
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#1693707
2Donkeys wrote:As is the case with a number of others on this forum, I have done the crossing quite a few times now in a number of different types, and I think I may be addicted. I'm planning my next crossing now...

The beauty of Greenland seen from low level is quite stunning.


I've done two return SEP trips, and for me it feels like that box has been ticked. I'd love to do some flying in and around Greenland and Iceland, but I have no great desire to do the crossing again (neither trip was traumatic).

Ian
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#1693715
G-BLEW wrote:I've done two return SEP trips, and for me it feels like that box has been ticked. I'd love to do some flying in and around Greenland and Iceland, but I have no great desire to do the crossing again (neither trip was traumatic).

Ian


Must have been the company! :D

But I agree. I have done many crossings now and while the piston ones were a great experience, I don't wish to repeat them.
#1693717
jasoncuk wrote:…But I agree. I have done many crossings now and while the piston ones were a great experience, I don't wish to repeat them.


Of course, should you ever find yourself alone for a jet crossing…

:-)

Ian