Originally Posted by auburnaviator
Any interest in posting here publicly as I’m sure there are lots of us that would be interested in the information that you gathered?
I suppose. Off the cuff...
1. Everything takes longer and costs more outside the US. Plan accordingly and take local currency for the places you'll stop.
2. Every airport in Greenland is closed on Sundays, before 8AM and after 5PM...sort of. For a hefty fee you can "reopen" the airport and land or takeoff. And on odd national holidays like spring solstice. However, even if three planes have already paid to reopen the airport and do their thing, you still get to pay the fee. Yeah, don't get me started. If I do it again in a DC3 I'll put in ferry tanks and overfly Greenland.
3. Not every airport in those parts have 100LL. Even if they say they do a gaggle of DC3s may have just come through and had every drop. Call ahead and reserve your gas. It will probably take longer than you are used to to fill up.
4. Take a dry suit or immersion suit and know how to use it. Ditto a raft. Ditto a satellite tracker.
5. Take a high visibility vest. Many of the airports you're going to require you to have one to be on the ramp unescorted.
6. Weather can be bad. Plan to be happy on the ground waiting for it to clear and be ready to go. Depending on the time of year you could be there a while.
7. Learn all the alternate airports, even if they are gravel strips. There aren't that many of them but one of them could save your life.
8. Learn the procedures for ATC where you'll be. Especially for the atlantic crossing portions.
9. Be sure to have your customs forms filled out for Iceland. Greenland doesn't even bother with customs. Nobody has passport stamps anymore unless you ask real nice in Iceland.
10. Contact Hermann (SuperCubDriver) who just did it in his RV EIGT.
There are probably more but it's late. Others can chime in who have more experience than me. I'd like to know how it goes. I've given thought to doing it in my RV-10 now that I know the drill. It's a great way to get around Europe I'll tell you that.