Isaiah: The east coast of Canada I would say is one of the most underrated places that I have been to yet. From the history witnessed walking up to the old fort or to the point from where the first radio signal was sent across the ocean to the beautiful cliffs and treeless weathered rolling hills – all shadowed by the most friendly people you could possibly meet.
Attempt number two of crossing the daunting yet incredibly historic flight from Newfoundland to the Azores. This is actually the route that was taken in the first transatlantic flight done in May, 1919 by the Curtiss sea plane NC4 flying boat piloted by Lt Commander Reade
Doing this long nine hour flight we levelled out at 10,000 feet and this gave us a slight tail wind pushing us towards the beautiful Portuguese islands.
We flew over the expanse of the Atlantic ocean, the second largest ocean, over 41,000,000 mi.² of water.
One of the main difficulties of flying over such an expanse of water is trying to communicate. We lost communications about halfway, however, we were able to still communicate with Air Portugal who would then relay our position for us.
We landed in the Azores just at sunset. This made the approach into the airport even more interesting – the approach runs parallel to the cliff
2 thoughts on “Cross Atlantic flight”
Fantastic, love your blogs. Pics and bits of history are terrific.
I was wondering from your last stephenville where you were going to go thru…
I new from your fuel capacity and range , why you wouldn’t try Azores, as this was our most favoured route leading us on SAH7 hops straight the west to the west coast of North Africa,,,,western Sahara……wasn’t sure ….
4 engines on dash 7 …you with one….???pretty courageous!!!! which airport did you use in Azores…we had 3 options..
looking forward to your next leg plan ..
.LAYOUN..Western Sahara WAS OUR NEXT PIT STOP…..USUALLY WELL ATTENDED BY THE UN….
BON VOYAGE FOR NOW,..