VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #11  
Old 06-17-2019, 03:51 PM
Piper J3's Avatar
Piper J3 Piper J3 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Hinckley, Ohio
Posts: 1,550
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Albery View Post
Having the capability to fly through a cloud layer, if needed, is highly recommended.
Seems like icing would be big concern...
__________________
-
Jim Stricker
Hinckley, Ohio (1OA2)
EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC July 2012 N633CM
RV-12 Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 522

LSRM-A Certificate 2016
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father & CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-17-2019, 03:56 PM
DarylT's Avatar
DarylT DarylT is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 422
Default Landed

He just landed. Wonder if he will post anything.
__________________
Daryl Tolliver
VAF 1086
Yes: I paid my =VAF= membership dues for 2019
RV-7A - N754RV: Status - Pink Slip is In! First Flight 8/23/12 - My First Flight 9/24/12!

Home from GloCustom for Paint! 3/16/13
847 hours and climbing

7th Condition Inspection complete 10/31/2019

Superior XP IO360 (180 HP), Hartzell Blended Airfoil, AF-5400 EFIS panel, Garmin Aera 660, TruTrak Vizion 385 AutoPilot, Dual Pmags
Houston, TX

Track: SPOT
Weiser Airpark (EYQ)
http://www.rv7a-factory.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-17-2019, 04:53 PM
jrs14855 jrs14855 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lake Havasu City AZ
Posts: 2,279
Default Icing

Careful planning including the right time of year will avoid icing.
This has been of interest to me for a long time.
Peter Gluckman flew a 90 hp Luscombe 8F from San Francisco to Berlin round trip in the 50's. He did not have an instrument rating. he went on to make many long distance flights in a Cessna 190, at least two different Bonanza's and a Meyers 200. He vanished over the Pacific after taking off horrendously overloaded in a Bonanza attempting to set a new world distance record.
Mira Slovak flew a Fornier motor glider westbound across the North Atlantic. It has also been done with an ultralight.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-17-2019, 05:17 PM
rgmwa rgmwa is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 1,630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrs14855 View Post
Careful planning including the right time of year will avoid icing.
This has been of interest to me for a long time.
Peter Gluckman flew a 90 hp Luscombe 8F from San Francisco to Berlin round trip in the 50's. He did not have an instrument rating. he went on to make many long distance flights in a Cessna 190, at least two different Bonanza's and a Meyers 200. He vanished over the Pacific after taking off horrendously overloaded in a Bonanza attempting to set a new world distance record.
Mira Slovak flew a Fornier motor glider westbound across the North Atlantic. It has also been done with an ultralight.
Thread drift: The Luscombe is now owned by Canadian photographer Louis Helbig who I met while on a long flight around outback Australia in my RV-12 last year. Small world!
__________________
rgmwa
RV-12LR 912ULS
120346
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-17-2019, 07:53 PM
jrs14855 jrs14855 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lake Havasu City AZ
Posts: 2,279
Default Luscombe

Good to hear the Luscombe is still around. I knew it went to Canada but had not heard about it for a long time. Marion Hart was another long distance flyer from that era. She was in her 70'swhen she made her first Atlantic crossing in 1953. She later became an earthrounder in her second Bonanza which is in the Davis Monthan Museum.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-19-2019, 12:50 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,542
Default

Never intended any criticism. I am honestly Just asking why in a respectful manner.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-19-2019, 04:47 PM
Driftdown Driftdown is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Posts: 367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RFSchaller View Post
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.
That arouses my curiosity also.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-19-2019, 05:15 PM
dreed dreed is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Camas, WA
Posts: 270
Default

I absolutely see the appeal- Just like climbing a mountain, running a marathon, or even building an airplane. It's the challenge, the planning, training and the accomplishment once done.

Anyone can fly an airplane across the Atlantic for a few hundred bucks (in the back). Far fewer can fly a single engine private plane, and fewer still who can fly a plane they built.

Surely not for everyone, but it's something I'd like to tackle some day too.
__________________
Dan Reed
Camas, WA
RV-7A - Slider in progress - N167DR (reserved)
Waiting for updated nose dragger mount/gear-
2018 and 2019 VAF dues paid
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-19-2019, 05:42 PM
swordtail swordtail is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Grindstone, PA
Posts: 128
Default

https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/share/hschiele

This guy is doing it now. it's on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-19-2019, 09:07 PM
Northernliving Northernliving is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 182
Default RV8 made the crossing

Rocky Westerhuis did it in an RV8 a number of years ago.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ic-Circle.html

I go to Bermuda fairly often and have thought about flying there. It's a long way over open water, and they only sell Jet fuel there, so you would have to pack some extra fuel.
__________________
Brian J.
Boston, MA
RV8 Based at ORH - Purchased
RV8 - The Dream - Under Construction
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:10 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.