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BTE World Tour '17 - Leg 3a/b KIAD to BGGH

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This leg of the adventure to Nuuk, Greenland required a stop to refuel. I chose CYWK in Wabush, a small town in the western tip of Labrador, known for transportation and iron ore operations with a population of 1,861 according to Wikipedia.

Leg info:

  • Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD) Parking 127, Ramp GA Medium to Nuuk (BGGH)
  • Flight plan distance - 1856nm (3a 990nm, 3b 866nm)
  • Cruise Altitude - FL290
  • KIAD Weather - Wind Direction and Speed 91°M, 9 kts, Temperature 13°C, 56°F, Sea Level Pressure 29.91 inHgv,, Visibility > 20 nm

BTE World Tour Leg 3a and 3b:
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Following a Air China Boing B77W to the active runway (outside view):
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View from the cockpit:
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Wheels up - 7:42am local 11:42 UTC:
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Quebec City from FL290:
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Making the turn north to Wabush at the mouth of the Gulf of St Lawrence over Baie-Comeau CYBC:
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Short final runway 36 at CYWK:
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Safely down at 1:08pm local 5:08pm UTC:
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Fueled up:
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Cold and dark time for lunch:
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So after getting fueled up and parked I needed to find a ride (...dog sled maybe?) to Jordan's Family Restaurant (...read good things on Google...) about 5 minutes away for a late lunch. The plan is to give the PC-12 a good going-over then take a short nap before heading to Nuuk. I hope to be wheels up by around 4pmn local.

I should have 3b posted up tonight. Until then, happy landings!

Barry

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These shots are as good as your idea of a world tour. Fantastic stuff.

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Wow, that was a lot of flying today (and boy are my arms tired! ^budump-pssshh* :uwe_merm:).

Here's 3b, covering the remaining distance from KIAD to BGGH.

Ready to go on runway 18, CYWK:
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Off to BGGH (from the CYWK tower):
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Off to BGGH:
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Somewhere down there is what remains of the coast of Newfoundland Labrador and North America as seen from   FL290. Now it's over the Labrador Sea and onward to Greenland:
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Sunset at 947pm local 90nm from BGGH:
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Touchdown at 10:22pm Local:
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BGGH, Nuuk Greenland,May 11, 2017:

  • Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD) Parking 127, Ramp GA Medium to Nuuk (BGGH)

  • Flight plan distance - 1856nm (3a 990nm, 3b 866nm)

  • Cruise Altitude - FL290

  • Wheels up (a)- 7:42am local 11:42pm UTC

  • Landed (a)- 1:08 pm local 5:08pm UTC

  • Wheels up (b)- 4:33pm local 8:33pm UTC

  • Landed (b)- 10:22pm local 1:22am UTC

  • Flight time - 10:16

  • Accumulated flight time - 15:13

  • Accumulated distance - 2647nm

3 down, 194 to go!

Until next time, happy landings!

Regards,

Barry

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