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Flying to Northern Canada

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5 hours ago, yvesg said:

Mike, please tell us where about you will fly southbound... if things fall in line, you might be able to get a Canadian mooneycaravan escort out of the country.

Yves

On a very tight schedule going to Val Dor CYVO for lunch and then clearing US in Ogdensburg KOGS and then continuing to Linden. It’s all day flying so no time to drop by this time. But see you at Osh and if you keep inviting me, then sooner or later I may just have to oblige.

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We were supposed to fly from Iqaluit CYFB to Puvirnituq CYPX and then to Sanikiluaq island CYSK for the night. However, due to marginal IFR in low level fog at Sanikiluaq, we decided to go to Cape Dorset CYTE which was fully VFR and then see if the fog would clear at Sanikiluaq later in the day. 

Landing at Cape Dorset required flying a dog leg next to coastal cliffs and then landing on a 3500 upsloaping gravel runway.

At Cape Dorset, FSS turned out to be closed for the weekend, no WiFi at airport, and my phone wasn’t accepting date or making calls so it was difficult to plan the flight further and file a flight plan. Ended up getting hold of a landline and filing direct to Val Dor CYVO which is supposed to be the fuel/lunch stop for tomorrow. Plan was to get moving south and then figure out with FSS in the air which of the enroute villages we could land at and stay the night instead of Sanikiluaq. If none would work out, then we would just move on straight to Val Dor but then miss any further travel opportunities.

Just 30mm away from Puvirnituq, I learned from FSS that there were no other acceptable landing options on the way either due to low ceilings or strong crosswinds so we decided to go to Puvirnituq and made a rapid steep descent from cruising altitude to land on the 6000ft gravel runway. Walked into town and luckily managed to get a room on the spot. But not until after a more than one hour wait hoping the receptionist would show up and have rooms available.

Tomorrow it’s a 5 hour leg to Val Dor on gas that was barrel pumped at Iqaluit from the 2nd to last remaining barrel and traveling on all day today. After fuel and lunch, a quick hop past Ontario to Ogdensburg to clear customs and dinner and then back to Linden to wrap up this July 4 weekend trip.

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Thanks for the trip report. Glad you were able to get fuel at CYFB and that you were able to find a workaround for the closed FSS at Dorset. What was Puvimituq like?

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I like leading edges that have seen rain, have fun. 

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3 hours ago, 201er said:

We were supposed to fly from Iqaluit CYFB to Puvirnituq CYPX and then to Sanikiluaq island CYSK for the night. However, due to marginal IFR in low level fog at Sanikiluaq, we decided to go to Cape Dorset CYTE which was fully VFR and then see if the fog would clear at Sanikiluaq later in the day. 

Landing at Cape Dorset required flying a dog leg next to coastal cliffs and then landing on a 3500 upsloaping gravel runway.

At Cape Dorset, FSS turned out to be closed for the weekend, no WiFi at airport, and my phone wasn’t accepting date or making calls so it was difficult to plan the flight further and file a flight plan. Ended up getting hold of a landline and filing direct to Val Dor CYVO which is supposed to be the fuel/lunch stop for tomorrow. Plan was to get moving south and then figure out with FSS in the air which of the enroute villages we could land at and stay the night instead of Sanikiluaq. If none would work out, then we would just move on straight to Val Dor but then miss any further travel opportunities.

Just 30mm away from Puvirnituq, I learned from FSS that there were no other acceptable landing options on the way either due to low ceilings or strong crosswinds so we decided to go to Puvirnituq and made a rapid steep descent from cruising altitude to land on the 6000ft gravel runway. Walked into town and luckily managed to get a room on the spot. But not until after a more than one hour wait hoping the receptionist would show up and have rooms available.

Tomorrow it’s a 5 hour leg to Val Dor on gas that was barrel pumped at Iqaluit from the 2nd to last remaining barrel and traveling on all day today. After fuel and lunch, a quick hop past Ontario to Ogdensburg to clear customs and dinner and then back to Linden to wrap up this July 4 weekend trip.

Mike, if you go direct from Val-d’or to KOGS, you’ll fly right over my house! 

Yves

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2 minutes ago, yvesg said:

Mike, if you go direct from Val-d’or to KOGS, you’ll fly right over my house! 

Yves

Why do you think I planned it that way?

PM me your home airport and phone number just in case we end up stuck in Ottawa for any reason.

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3 minutes ago, yvesg said:

Mike, if you go direct from Val-d’or to KOGS, you’ll fly right over my house! 

Yves

Don’t say that yes he’s still trying to figure out what to do with his bottle of “tea-Snapple”.

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10 minutes ago, 201er said:

Why do you think I planned it that way?

PM me your home airport and phone number just in case we end up stuck in Ottawa for any reason.

PM sent

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3 hours ago, Flash said:

What was Puvimituq like?

Cold, dry, remote, but not too remote. Will have more in depth in my videos after I get back.

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Fixed it.... sort of. :)

Makes you hungry just looking at it...

I tried to mock plan the flight... but my WingX charts don’t get very close to Greenland.

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@gsxrpilotif you are going that far north, you should venture further east as well St Johns, Newfoundland (CYYT) it a wonderful town on a beautiful island full of lakes.  Closest point of land to the Titanic's final resting point, they have a museum for it buried in the side of the hill.  Also, home to Signal Hill, the western point of the first transatlantic wireless transmission received from Cornwall, UK.

It is also home to probably the nicest people I have come across.

I recommend the Murray Premises Hotel and the Bier Markt Restaurant across the street.

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Mike did fly right over my house. He could not see us waving at him from 7000 feet!

Good job.

Yves

 

 

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30 minutes ago, kpaul said:

@gsxrpilotif you are going that far north, you should venture further east as well St Johns, Newfoundland (CYYT) it a wonderful town on a beautiful island full of lakes.  Closest point of land to the Titanic's final resting point, they have a museum for it buried in the side of the hill.  Also, home to Signal Hill, the western point of the first transatlantic wireless transmission received from Cornwall, UK.

It is also home to probably the nicest people I have come across.

I recommend the Murray Premises Hotel and the Bier Markt Restaurant across the street.

I've been to St Johns, just not in my Mooney. I agree with everything you say about it. It's such a cool place. And I now have friends who live here. The company I used to work for last year, bought a small company out of St Johns and I was sent to spend some time and do some work to integrate them into our company. 

If/when I make that trip in the Mooney, I'll definitely stop in St Johns.

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4 hours ago, gsxrpilot said:

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Spot on. Was also supposed to land on Belcher Island at CYSK but had to scrap that for weather. Currently at 7,000 over upstate NY (near Rome) heading home.

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Mike how do you get to send txt-or emails from the plane....real cool trip btw

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With the number of new satellites put in space... opportunity for text messaging seems to have come more affordable... I recently saw some ads for hardware and service... proabably in AOPA magazine...  just not CB level affordable for me yet... :)

Best regards,

-a-

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Mike typically doesn't fly all that high. On this flight I see he filed for 7000. At that altitude and when over a populated area like a large city, you'll often get just regular cell service. It's spotty and unreliable. But what else are you going to do while cruising along with George doing all the flying... you check MooneySpace.

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Another Mooney pilot I gotta thank is Mark in Val D’or who flies a 67F. He landed just before me. I was getting nervous because there was no one at the FBO and I needed fuel and internet to prepare for my US return leg. Mark didn’t just help me find the fueler and get online, but he gave my dad and I a ride into town to grab lunch. Not only was he our tour guide but also translator cause they only speak French out in those parts. Had a great convo over lunch with Mark about Mooney flying in Canada. 

A Mooney is not only an airplane but also a ticket to the most awesome unannounced elite flying club. B)

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That’s what makes the trip outstanding meeting fellow Mooney drivers and giving each other a hand...

 

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Do you guys prefer a single like one hour video or break it up into parts like I usually did?

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3 minutes ago, 201er said:

Do you guys prefer a single like one hour video or break it up into parts like I usually did?

I prefer the individual segments. But linked in a series like episodes. It's easier to watch that way.

Really looking forward to it.

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1 minute ago, gsxrpilot said:

I prefer the individual segments. But linked in a series like episodes. It's easier to watch that way.

Really looking forward to it.

Either way, I gotta get it out before Oshkosh or I’ll never get to it. A lot of footage.

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On 7/7/2019 at 9:48 PM, kpaul said:

@gsxrpilotif you are going that far north, you should venture further east as well St Johns, Newfoundland (CYYT) it a wonderful town on a beautiful island full of lakes.  Closest point of land to the Titanic's final resting point, they have a museum for it buried in the side of the hill.  Also, home to Signal Hill, the western point of the first transatlantic wireless transmission received from Cornwall, UK.

It is also home to probably the nicest people I have come across.

I recommend the Murray Premises Hotel and the Bier Markt Restaurant across the street.

Interestingly Ive been to Goonhilly in Cornwall and the beach where the cables come in from and to.  The first cables laid went to  India I believe and then to the US.  The wireless was used to catch Dr Crippin the famous acid bath murderer who fled on a ship to Canada.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Harvey_Crippen  

Pictures from the beach where the cables used to come into. oh and some useful language.  :)  The pic with the huts in the background (4391), the sea is behind you and the huts were the Royal Post Offices huts that received the cables and connected them to the rest land cables.  

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