Flightstar From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 988 times:
I always wondered how they delivered short range aircraft made in the US to carriers in europe or east asia. Are there airstrips with refueling services in greenland or in the Russian Far northeast? How about delivering "tinies" like cessnas? Do they put them on ocean vessels?
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 975 times:
Generally, this is done by either "island hopping", the fitting of ferry tanks, or a combination of both.
As examples, Hawaiians 717s were fitted with ferry tanks in the main cabin for the flight from Longbeach to Honolulu; obviously island hopping wasn't possible California to Hawaii.
Boeing 737s being delivered from Boeing to Australia would route something like Seattle-Honolulu-Nandi-Sydney.
Trans-Atlantic would be something like Seattle-Halifax-Keflavik-Heathrow and obviously stops would be more frequent for aircraft with less range such as the Cessna you mentioned.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3803 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 911 times:
Most dash-8's heading to the south pacific go from Toronto-north accros the atlantic, through europe, the middle east, asia and into the south pacific. stopping at various places along the way...takes about a week or 2!
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Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 841 times:
My flight instructor used to ferry singles across the pond. He would stop in St. Johns and would make the long trip with huge ferry tanks. One time he was doing this, he had complete electrical failure over the ocean in a Cessna at night.
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