VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #21  
Old 07-20-2022, 07:24 AM
Utah-Jay Utah-Jay is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Heber City
Posts: 52
Default

Wow, great video and photos.

I work a lot in Europe and have “flight planned” a trip from Utah to the British Isles for when my BH is completed. More stops than your RV, but it would be cool to do when I am on the east side of the pond for 5 weeks like now
__________________
Bearhawk Companion QB Builder
Revo Sunglasses Ambassador
https://www.instagram.com/jay_townsend_utah/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0...tBJLdV8HB_jSIA
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-20-2022, 07:04 PM
DanH's Avatar
DanH DanH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 08A
Posts: 10,937
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperCubDriver View Post
Cue George Thorogood....bad to the bone.
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-22-2022, 11:48 AM
SuperCubDriver SuperCubDriver is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 504
Default

Now Iceland is expensive, no fun booking hotels for just a night. In Greenland the fuel is the most expensive with around $ 16 per Gallon. Auto and boat fuel is pretty cheap at around $ 2.8 per Gallon - if I only could get access to it at the airports!!
The flight back to Wick was uneventful with a good tailwind, everything was very well organized by Far North Aviation - fuel, hotel, inbound report, hotel transfer - easy going.
The flight back home, well to Mannheim EDFM for customs clearance, then to my home airfield, was the longest with 800 NM and the weather was worse than expected. Cloud base on takeoff only around 1200 ft with some drizzle but lifted enroute and cleared up. Also had some tailwind at least. The last hop only 40 min below cumulus was quite bumpy.


My RV-8 sitting at Wick EGPC airport


Low ceilings over Scotland


An old bomber airfield somewhere in Great Britain



I had a satellite tracker with me again which also offers text messaging.
My wife back home was my Ops agent and sent me the Metars enroute.
Especially helpful on the long routes with no radio contact and only few alternates.





Here is a screenshot enroute at 11000 ft. My RV is not the fastest but quite efficient with this power setting. The noise comes really down with this lower RPM.
__________________
RV-7 flying, IO-375 w. P-Mags, 200RV Prop

RV-8 flying, IO-375, P-Mags, 74RV Prop

Last edited by SuperCubDriver : 07-22-2022 at 11:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-23-2022, 08:50 AM
uk_RV9A uk_RV9A is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 45
Thumbs up

Brilliant photos and write up of an amazing journey!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-11-2022, 04:34 AM
SuperCubDriver SuperCubDriver is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 504
Default

Now here is a video of the trip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRRqqFtuOGk&t=4s
__________________
RV-7 flying, IO-375 w. P-Mags, 200RV Prop

RV-8 flying, IO-375, P-Mags, 74RV Prop
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-11-2022, 06:41 AM
gmkonrad's Avatar
gmkonrad gmkonrad is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Howell,MI
Posts: 178
Default

Great video Herman. Strafing icebergs - how cool is that. Amazing scenery.
__________________
Gary
RV-7 FLYING
N319GK
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-11-2022, 10:21 AM
riseric's Avatar
riseric riseric is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Québec, CNV9
Posts: 572
Default

Awesome !!!
Magnificient scenery, love the rolls above the glaciers
Quite an adventure.
__________________
Eric,
2022 =VAF= paid
RV-8 SB #83274
Grove Airfoiled Gear, Wheels & Brakes
VPX-Pro, EFII System 32, EarthX batteries
Aerosport IO-375, MTV-9-B/183
Skyview HDX
C-GEMQ, RV-8, "Dragonfly", flying
C-GNFJ, C72R Cutlass, flying
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-11-2022, 10:41 AM
YellerDaisy's Avatar
YellerDaisy YellerDaisy is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mountain Southwest
Posts: 230
Default

Ditto!!! Awesome!! Fantastic!! Amazing!!

Thanks for sharing all that!!
__________________
JD
RV-4 - 160HP O-320 - Sensenich GA
RV-3B - O-320 - "Daisy" (sold)
http://jdfinley.com
Videos
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:51 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.