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Royal Turbine Duke crossing the Atlantic (DSR 4K pics) #2

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This is part #2 of my Turbine Duke transatlantic trip

This time from Nuuk, Greenland (BGGH) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK)

About 800 nm of which 400 over the Atlantic

The route :



6:30am, -13 °C (8° F), right after starting the engines, the first thing to do is to switch the Cabin Heat ON




Aligning on runway 05, guess what ? We are #1 to take off




Leaving Nuuk behind, we are heading East to follow our route to ASVID




Somewhere above Greenland, clouds have scattered, letting us stare at the milky way




The Moon is almost full and clear of clouds




Sun is slowly rising while we are approaching the East Coast of Greenland






About 70 nm we are assigned approach RNAV to RWY 01. It is the approach I had considered and pre-selected in the GTN.


We are now descending, controlling our rate of descend with the help of the GTN, to reach 3 100 ft at PEXAR (IAF)






Arriving at PEXAR at about 200 kts, I put the PT6s on idle to begin the approach around 120 kts




Heading North to align on RWY 01, 160 kts, one notch of flaps




On Final : full flaps, gear down, we are descending at about 800 ft/mn to the runway.




Strong front wind and reverse propellers allow us to turn right, cross RWY 31, to reach our parking just in front of Hangar 01




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Thank you all for your kind comments. I did not expect the moon shoot would raise that much enthusiasm !

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