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    Posted: May-24-2008 at 5:45am

From what Iíve read, the Mustangís in the US are purchased mainly by wealthy owner/pilotís, whereas; hear in the UK, they are used by air taxi outfits to ferry people around Europe.

 

The question isÖ

 

If I owned an air taxi service in the UK, and I was excitedly awaiting my Mustang, [I believe the factory is in Independence Kansas] what would my route be from Independence Kansas to the UK? Considering that the aircraft only has a range just over 1000 nm

 

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Mustang will cross it with no problem, from one airport to another. Much smaller piston GA airplanes cross Atlantic every day on so called 'ferry' flights often flown by professional ferry pilots. The map below shows how such route might look like.

http://xpda.com/flyingtoeurope/transat03.jpg

Only delivery to say Australia/New Zealand would require installation of extra fuel tanks.


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Thanks Michael.

I know it's a common occurrence, I just wondered what the typical route was, if there is one. I thought there may be a specific route that's normally taken.

That map gives me good idea. What do you estimate for that final leg across the ocean, in terms of distance.

Thought I'd give this a bash when Flight1 have nailed my Mustang together.

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There is quite a bit of information available on the internet about flying small airplanes over the Atlantic. Airports, distances, fuel prices, required documentation, emergency gear, etc. Everything is out there.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MartinW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May-25-2008 at 6:43am

 It was a specific Mustang delivery route I was after. Couldn't find one.

Perhaps I should try it in the Moller Sky car? Wink

Shouldn't be long now till it's in the sky!

If you trust fly by wire in an aircraft the size of a family car that is! LOL

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Found a Mustang ferry route finally...

http://mymysore72.blogspot.com/2008/05/mustang-ferry.html

 

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Exciting link Martin,

Thanks for sharing Wink

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Thanks for the heads up, Martin. The thought of having to ferry aircraft across the pond is something I never thought of. Very interesting.
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Gives us something to talk about while Flight1 beaver away behind the scenes.

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It also makes you wonder how they ship smaller aircraft. Maybe in pieces by ship? Dunno.
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Think itís about 800 nautical miles for the Iceland Scotland leg, across the ocean, and the Cessna 172 has a range of about 680 miles.

 

So extra fuel tanks onboard.

 

http://www.utility-aircraft.com/ferry_flight/

 

Fuel is life, and survival gear a necessity.

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That's a long way by jet. I can't imagine enduring it in a C172.
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Well at least you get to have a rest in a posh hotel between legs, and have a look at some great vistas.
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