After 5 days in Iqaluit, Nunavut N140BV finally made it across Greenland at landed at Reykjavik, Iceland. Approximately 1,200 kt miles with a flight time of 7hrs 40 min. Icing levels around Iqaluit hover right around 2,500’ so it takes the right day to go. Crossing Greenland is spectacular but had to climb to 17,000’ […]
Exploring Iqaluit’s murals
Arrived in Iqaluit on June 30th and have been unable to depart for Iceland due to low clouds and an icing level of 3,000’ or below. The earliest break in the weather looks to be July 5th….
Grounded for another day in Iqaluit. A low-pressure trough has moved in over Iqaluit with low ceilings and the icing level dropping to 3,000’. Also, out of nowhere, a cold front has developed over the east coast of Greenland. Weather changes rapidly in these latitudes. The forecasters always warn to call before departure as the […]
Day 1 is complete! Apalachicola, FL to Cumberland, WI: 1,001 kt miles, 6 hours flight time. During the cruise, the engine RPM indication started fluctuating and then failed. On the descent, the “Low Voltage” warning light came on for the main electrical bus, and then the “Battery Discharge” warning light comes on. One leg in […]
Tomorrow I launch on my second around the world flight in my trusty Cirrus SR22, N140BV. This time eastbound and crossing almost all of Russia. Actually, 6,550 kt miles of Russia. The purpose of the flight is to meet, document, and photograph Russian General Aviation Pilots and Their Planes. Believe it or not, Russian General […]
BACKGROUND In 2017 I completed a westbound circumnavigation of the world in my 2011 Cirrus SR 22. The route required several legs that were beyond the range of the SR22. Three legs, Merced, CA to Maui, a distance of 2,150 kt miles, Maui to Majuro, the Marshall Islands at 2,050 kt miles, and Majuro to […]
New Brunswick departure — traveling to Norfolk, Virginia from YFC Fredericton International Airport.