bongo
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Cheapest / Smallest Plane Crossing The Atlantic

Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:08 am

What is the cheapest and smallest plane able to flight transatlantic?
Maybe I can buy one !!!! Just a dream...
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RE: Cheapest / Smallest Plane Crossing The Atlantic

Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:26 am

The Spirit of St Louis?  Big grin
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RE: Cheapest / Smallest Plane Crossing The Atlantic

Fri Nov 28, 2003 1:52 am

Nice !!! I would buy it! Just give me a crane to take down it from the museum
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RE: Cheapest / Smallest Plane Crossing The Atlanti

Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:09 am

The Spirit of St Louis?

Lindy's grandson recently flew across in a Lancair, I think. That's definately smaller than his grandfather's Spirit.

But I think Lindy still gets the nod for the smallest without signifigation navigation aids and with signifigant risk of failure, in the small aircraft department.
 
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RE: Cheapest / Smallest Plane Crossing The Atlantic

Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:12 am

I mean a commercial airplane with 2 or 3 or 4 passengers capacity
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RE: Cheapest / Smallest Plane Crossing The Atlantic

Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:28 am

Learjet 45, Dassault Falcon 50, Hawker Horizon, and Challenger just to name a few.


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RE: Cheapest / Smallest Plane Crossing The Atlantic

Fri Nov 28, 2003 5:59 am

People have flown light aircraft of nearly every conceivable size across the Atlantic. I even believe some guy made a crossing in an ultralight a while back. I believe that, using the northern routes, the longest required over-water leg can be as short as 600 nm. This makes it theoretically possible for many light single and twin engine aircraft to do it. There are other considerations though - they won't let just anyone make a crossing. You have to meet certain standards, carry appropriate equipment and have special training.

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