ferrypilot
Posts: 623
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:19 pm

N1164G Crosses North Atlantic.

Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:39 am

Mooney M20K was ferried recently with standard fuel tanks from Prestwick in Scotland via Egillstadir in Iceland, Reykjavik also Iceland, Nuuk in Greenland, Goose Bay in Canada to Portland, Maine, USA. ...Can be seen on- ...flightaware.com
And seen below in Germany in August.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © HansAir

 
AirTranTUS
Posts: 3313
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:12 am

RE: N1164G Crosses North Atlantic.

Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:42 am

Long flight, but definitely do-able in a Mooney. The new ones can fly up to 1800 miles one one tank.
I love ASO!
 
ferrypilot
Posts: 623
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:19 pm

RE: N1164G Crosses North Atlantic.

Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:44 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
The new ones can fly up to 1800 miles one one tank.

N1164G is an old model with only 75.6 gallons.
 
KELPkid
Posts: 5247
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:33 am

RE: N1164G Crosses North Atlantic.

Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:13 am

What was the reason for the ferry?

New owners here in the 'states?

Was she one of the myriad of birds flying around in Europe on her N-number  Smile ?

Enquiring minds want to know  Wink

PS, was that your job, Ferrypilot? Big grin
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
 
ferrypilot
Posts: 623
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:19 pm

RE: N1164G Crosses North Atlantic.

Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:02 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 3):
What was the reason for the ferry?

The owner had been exploring Europe in his Mooney N1164G, but wanted a ferry pilot to take it back to the USA.

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 3):
Was she one of the myriad of birds flying around in Europe on her N-number ?

Yes.

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 3):
PS, was that your job, Ferrypilot?

Yes and it was not easy with terrible weather (gales and lots of icing clouds) in both Iceland and Greenland. ..Was stuck in Nuuk (BGGH) for four days with horizontal rain and snow and surface winds that reached 70 knots. Had to put the aircraft in Greenlandair's hangar for three nights at a cost of almost $300- per night.