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    Ferry Flight over Greenland – Europe and USA 

    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN EASY TRIP, SERIOUS PREPARATIONS ARE REQUIRED

    Going across the pond can be a bit of a task. However a popular route for aircraft which have limited range is via Iceland, Greenland and Canada. You need to be able to fly 700nm for each hop on the longer route with one airport on Greenland or 450nm with 2 stops and also calculate the point of no return (halfway point +/- wind +/- weather).

    The 7 airports you need to know about are as follows. You arrive or depart from Iceland and Canada on a route of your choice. AVGAS and Jetfuel available at all these airports. Iceland and Greenland are not a problem for visas usually. Canada has CANPASS call latest 2 hours before. USA is more difficult. If you enter from Canada you must have a visa issued before you arrive and also use the eAPIS system. If you are inside USA and leave via Canada you can use eAPIS and fill out the details online. Visa requirements for USA change regularly so you must check before you go and you risk getting a ban from entry.

     

    BIRK – Reykjavik, Iceland – Handling Birk Flight Services – Tons of nice hotels and good food

    BIKF – Keflavik, Iceland

    BGBW – Narsarsuaq, Greenland – PPR 12 hour notice, Sunday Closed, No handling

    BGKK – Kulusuk, Greenland

    BGGH – Nuuk, Greenland

    CYFB –  Iqaluit, Canada

    CYYR – Goose Bay, Canada – Handling Woodward Aviation – Avoid Labrador Inn

     

    When you file the route, you have to take note of the following. The route includes waypoints that are not on your nav (Garmin/Avidyne) but are coordinates. On a Garmin for example enter 57N55W and ENT, then it asks you to create new waypoint, here you select N57 00 W 55 00. Every waypoint the controller will expect you to transmit a full position report so be ready to say this to Gander Radio.

    Example ” G-ABCD checked LOACH 1012, maintaining FL150, estimate 57N55W 1357 next 59N50W “

    A good idea is to put your avionics flight plan to show ETA and show the times instead of distance.

     

    Narsarsuaq information here

    Greenland AIP here

    North Atlantic International General Aviation Operations Manual

    WorldAirOps.com NAT Manual

     

    Here are some of the most used routes weather permits.

    Remember going WEST is even flight levels and EAST is odd flight levels.

     

    Canada – Iceland – 1347 nm

    CYYR – BGBW  – 676nm  – LOACH 5700N05500W 5900N05000W SI NA

    BGBW – BIRK  – 671nm  –  6200N04000W 6300N03000W EMBLA KEF RK

     

    Iceland – Canada – 1347 nm

    BIRK – BGBW – 671nm – RK KEF EMBLA 6300N03000W 62N040W NA

    BGBW – CYYR – 676nm – NA SI 5900N05000W 5700N05500W LOACH

     

    Short Route 1 – 1254 nm

    BIRK – BGKK – 411nm – KEF 6400N02700W 6500N03400W

    BGKK -BGSF – 338nm – DA MASIK PEVAR GANGI

    BGSF – CYFB – 505nm – SF W28 KEMOS HB 6500N0600W 6400N06400W YFB

     

    Short Route 2 – 1236 nm

    BIRK – BGKK – 411nm – KEF 6400N02700W 6500N03400W

    BGKK – BGGH – 378nm – KU W47 ASTAN

    BGGH – CYFB – 447nm – KU MUSVA YFB

     

     

     

    Good luck !

    Short Route BIRK – BGKK – BGSF – CYFB

     

    Short Route BIRK – BGKK – BGGH – CYFB

     

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