Greenland at last.

Trip Start Sep 01, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Greenland  , Kujalleq,
Monday, September 17, 2012

Finally managed to depart Iceland after much frustration and reversals. Perfect weather for almost 700 miles at 10,000ft and then climb to 13,000ft for land crossing. 4hrs 25mins, used 211 lts, enough fuel for 2hrs 30 reserve, if needed. 
 Breath taken views over the wilderness. Many photos recorded, to many to show here, ( buy the book) ?  Managed to use the Sat-phone in the air, wonderful technology (when it works). 
Spent today checking engine etc, refuelled, and all ready for Wednesday.
I'll report more when I return to civilization in Canada. The Internet system here is not like home.
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DK on

Amazing photos David. Good luck on your next leg. Keep safe.

Duncan on

Fly Safe, can you tell us more about the aircraft? I believe a SR22.

I did a similar route as far as New York last year, your weather with blue skys looked good over Greenland.


David Bowie on

Duncan. The aircraft is a standard SR22 GTS (non turbo). Although the three passenger seats have been removed prior to the ferry tanks being fitted in California. That saves 80 lbs. I can get over seven hours range (to empty) which at 60% power gives 170 tas @ 10,000ft.

Alex on

Good to see you're on the move again. Wonderful pics - worth the wait? Perhaps you could call your book 'Escape from Iceland'.

Martin B on

Glad you've made NSQ - now you're over the hump and really on the way! Good luck.

Shane (aka Saxon1) on

Great photos Dave and well done getting to NSQ. I've got the whole office following your adventure, some people just can't believe it's possible in a light aircraft. We await your next blog with excitement. Good look and keep safe for your next leg.

Ron Lewis on

Hey well done Dave, awesome pictures, the best of luck

Tony french on

Great photographs dave, Been tracking your progress and wish you well with the rest of the flight . Take care see you soon,

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