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Old 06-16-2019, 09:46 PM
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off the beaten path here.. but I was wondering if there have been any RV-12's that have crossed the Atlantic (via Canada/Greenland/Iceland) or even gone halfway and made it to Bermuda? (Of course, with some extra fuel on board)
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:55 AM
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I've not heard of any, but it should be possible with standard fuel to cross the atlantic by the northern route.

You have the advantage of using unleaded mogas, which is much more available than Avgas in the northern area. Refuel at CYVM and Greenland is less than 2 hours away.

Longest leg length can be cut to 350 nm. Another 10 USG of auxiliary fuel would open up a few more options.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:09 PM
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Iím curious as to why someone would want to do this. Seems the margins are pretty thin given the standard fuel capacity, winds and weather.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:23 PM
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I am pretty sure when pilots post these kind of questions... they are just looking for a straight forward answer. It does not seem to be an invitation to debate whether or not one should do it.
Opinions and elbows abound on the internet. Van's Air Force readers use the site for data sharing and good stories. That is why there some pretty strict discipline rules that are enforced here.
I was watching the other RV on the weekend, crossing East to West and stopped in Greenland. Fascinating.... and it never crossed my mind to post an opinion on whether the pilot should or shouldn't.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:36 PM
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It does involve more risk than every-day flying, but with good planning and judgement that isn't too much more.

But the rewards make up for the risks and will leave you with great memories, spectacular sights and a sense of personal achievement.

This is why I did it and I'm happy to see others doing the same.

Next week there are several aircraft flying to Greenland from both Europe and America for a rally and STOL competition in Narsarsuaq. They are doing it in stages of no more than 250nm.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:50 PM
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You will need to be IFR rated, the plane and the pilot. You cannot leave Canadian airspace to cross the Atlantic without filing IFR.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:00 PM
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You will need to be IFR rated, the plane and the pilot. You cannot leave Canadian airspace to cross the Atlantic without filing IFR.
That only applies to Oceanic airspace. CYFB-BGSF-BGKK-BIRK-BIEG-EKVG stays outside of the OCA and may be done VFR.

Having the capability to fly through a cloud layer, if needed, is highly recommended.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:12 PM
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I asked because a long time ago I was curious about round-the-world flights and found a website that listed everyone who made an "offical" RTW flight. I can't remember the name of the website at the moment.

I did notice quite a few RV's on that list.. all in various models.. and of course, this week, Vansairforce featured an RV-8 that made/is making a trans-atlantic flight http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=172403

..so thats what got me wondering if there have been any extraordinary RV-12 flights that anyone knew of.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:17 PM
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Earth rounders.com
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:30 PM
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Earth rounders.com
Yes, thats the one.. They had the following RV's listed:

-10: 1
-9A: 1
-8: 3
-7: 1
-6: 1
-4: 2
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