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Old 27th Jun 2019, 05:43
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london to usa

I am flying a baron 55 from london to usa via iceland and greenland. Never have done this, does anyone have any advice and help on planning the route thru all the different countries and finding fuel availability etc. please let me know
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 18:13
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Originally Posted by edsprune68 View Post
I am flying a baron 55 from london to usa via iceland and greenland. Never have done this, does anyone have any advice and help on planning the route thru all the different countries and finding fuel availability etc. please let me know
try ITPS international trip planning service to assist you with flight planning and handling.

Good luck.
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 21:51
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Make sure your will is in order.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 02:14
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It should be no problem. Avgas available at EKVG, BIEG, BIRK, BIKF, BGKK, BGBW,BGGH, BGSF, CYFB. Though it's always wise to call them and check. I guess the Daks to Normandy guzzled quite a bit of their stock on the round trip!

If you don't have HF you may have to route north of the Gander OCA e.g. BGSF to CYFB goes through the Nuuk FIR.

Frobisher Bay avgas is sold by the drum for about CAD$310 (50 US galls). In Greenland they transfer the drums to a bowser, so you just buy what you need (budget about 14 USD/gall).

Longest distance between Avgas stops is about 540NM (Iqaluit to Schefferville) though they may have a few drums at Kuujuaq

No special permissions required if you are flying with a standard CofA and no ferry tanking.

Make sure you have the correct visa for the US. VWP doesn't work for private flights).

Order your US customs decal in advance, though you can pay on arrival, but it may take a while to do.

Make sure you are registered with EAPIS and filed before entering the US.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 17:10
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And an IR is required
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 17:13
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Verify that the fuel is at the fuel stop airports. Knew someone that flew to Europe and back in a SEL. On the return flight, while calling ahead to check on gas, he was told "the fuel delivery didn't make it. We don't have fuel for you." The solution was to strap a bunch of plastic fuel containers into the seats and buy some strainers made out of cloth. It was either that or leave the plane and come back after the next avgas fuel delivery was made.
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 03:26
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Originally Posted by custardpsc View Post
And an IR is required
Can you give a reference for that statement?

If you remain outside of the OCAs, then I can find no restriction on VFR flights without an IR.
The former Icelandic requirement for IR equipage and rating is no longer in the AIP along with their former requirement for a 3 hour fuel reserve.
Likewise nothing in the Greenland and Canadian regulations for flights outside of the OCA.

However, a blind flying capability is certainly highly recommended irrespective of regulation.
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