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

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Hello

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 :
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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The Moon is almost full and clear of clouds

 

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

 

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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)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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