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View Poll Results: Would you fly your RV to Russia?
No. Too far too cold. Red tape and negative press. 37 40.66%
Maybe in the future. My plane is not done yet. Family/work etc. 21 23.08%
Yes. If there is assistance with fuel/paperwork sign me up. 33 36.26%
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:57 AM
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Da!! It would be a good opportunity to see if I remember any of the 3 semesters of Russian I took in college. I'm just crazy enough to go for a trip like this so let me finish my plane and get some time in and I'll be there.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:06 AM
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I'd do it in a heartbeat :-)
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:18 AM
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The language barrier might be fun to work with - but I've wanted to fly Alaska and the Aleutian island chain for a long time. With my available fuel load and now having my IFR this becomes a real possibility.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:31 AM
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I don't think our 8 would be so welcomed dressed up as an F 16, but it is a grate idea and would love to do it some day after we get to go down to the islands with Rosy first. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:05 AM
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First issue is the language, without Vlad perhaps hand and arm signals might not be the same. Second is the resources (should have been here last week we had 200 gallons of 100LL), not to mention where would Rosey get his backup alternator? Will your insurance cover your aircraft for that journey? There is required paper work and then there is “required” paperwork and what we demand here. I have to admit that it certainly sounds intriguing but I’ll stick with the Caribbean island hopping.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:14 AM
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I would fly to Russia, but in a nice rental C-182.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:15 AM
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It's 568 nautical miles from Eareckson Air Station to Petropavlovsk, most RV's will need ferry tanks to make that with some reserve.

And that assumes you can get two things - permission to land either at Earekson from the Air Force or Casco Cove from the Coast Guard, and getting fuel available - neither of which would be trivial.

Don't forget fuel at Petropavlovsk for the return trip...
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:46 AM
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Let's go to Sweden via Siberia and return via Greenland.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:55 AM
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Hi Vlad,

When do you plan on doing this? Interested.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:24 PM
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Vlad:
If you're going to be crossing into Russian airspace with 20+ aircraft, I'd be worried about all of the firepower ready to go just in case they decide you're leading a hostile group.

Would really be fun though.

Keep us all dreaming.

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