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How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:46 pm

Hi. I am planning a vacation-trip to The U.S. (most likely to the South) next summer. I just bought brand new Cessna TTx, and I was woundering how i am supposed to fly in such a small plane to The U.S. in the most efficient manner possible, as this plane has not the capability to cross the Atlantic. If anyone has had experience with this, I would be thrilled to hear from you. Thanks for taking you time and answaring me :-)
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:52 pm

The range of that plane is about 1274 miles. I'd take the following route:

Oslo Gardermoen - Vagar (976 miles)
Vagar - Keflavik (498 miles)
Keflavik - Narsarsuaq (747 miles)
Narsarsuaq - Gander (917 miles)
Gander - Bangor Maine (731 miles)

Total flight distance 3.869 miles
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:04 pm

Not worth the hassle with the paperwork for you, your pax and the aircraft. Fly commercial to the US, hire locally in the states if you really want to self fly once there.
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:12 pm

I hope you would plan on bringing a very experienced ferry pilot with you..
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:39 pm

flymia wrote:
I hope you would plan on bringing a very experienced ferry pilot with you..

Acually I am flying with a friend in order to avoid this issue
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:40 pm

ChrisKen wrote:
Not worth the hassle with the paperwork for you, your pax and the aircraft. Fly commercial to the US, hire locally in the states if you really want to self fly once there.

I am going to fly across the whole U.S. and borrowing a plane is not only expensive, but I am not able to do that since I have a european license.
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:40 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
The range of that plane is about 1274 miles. I'd take the following route:

Oslo Gardermoen - Vagar (976 miles)
Vagar - Keflavik (498 miles)
Keflavik - Narsarsuaq (747 miles)
Narsarsuaq - Gander (917 miles)
Gander - Bangor Maine (731 miles)

Total flight distance 3.869 miles

Thanks mate :-)
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:53 pm

Maybe I come across as rude, but if you need to ask on A.net how to ferry your airplane from OSL to to the US and cant plan/figure it out yourself I dont think it is a good idea to make the trip. There is so much more to plan and consider around such a trip than plotting a route from OSL to the US and fly off.
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:15 pm

spinnern wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
Not worth the hassle with the paperwork for you, your pax and the aircraft. Fly commercial to the US, hire locally in the states if you really want to self fly once there.

I am going to fly across the whole U.S. and borrowing a plane is not only expensive, but I am not able to do that since I have a european license.


Probably less expensive than ferrying your supposedly brand new C400 TATL without professional guidance or experience. The aircraft and personal paperwork required is a pain in the glutes and expensive. Not to mention all the additional equipment you'll need to get through the Icelandic check. No insurance company will cover a 17 year old, newly qualified pilot for this either (if they do, it'll be seriously expensive). Also it is possible to obtain a FAA license fairly easily if holding a current EASA (formerly JAA) license.

Since this is probably a thought experiment (or flight of fantasy), it doesn't matter much.
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Just off the top of my head, you'd need loads of non standard equipment including but not limited to life raft, dry emersion suits, flares and other emergency type items. Also, you'll be required to file overflight and landing permits for every single country and pay their respective overflight and landing fees. Your aircraft will likely under go inspections in Iceland to verify all equipment requirements are being met. If you are not instrument rated, you'll likely have significant issues over the north Atlantic, especially for the fuel stop in Greenland.
Many insurance companies require you to undergo open water and cold water survival courses before they would cover you for such a trip, and many will not even entertain you without you have several thousand hours.

That's just the tip of the iceberg, literally. Can it be done? Of course, should you do it? Not really. You can do a PPL conversion in the US, takes a few days after the approval is granted and then you can rent and fly around.
 
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Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:08 pm

spinnern wrote:
flymia wrote:
I hope you would plan on bringing a very experienced ferry pilot with you..

Acually I am flying with a friend in order to avoid this issue

And is your friend a highly experienced ferry pilot who has done north atlantic crossings before?

This post can't be serious..
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