Goose Bay airport (CYYR), or simply "Goose", is probably the most common departure / entry airport in Canada for North Atlantic ferry flights. The airport has 2 long runways, ILS approaches, and is available 24 hours. There are 2 FBOs where you can get weather, fuel (Jet and 100LL avgas) as well as a ride to a good hotel less than 10 minutes away from the airport.
I usually pick up my survival gear in "Goose" as well.
Typical Atlantic ferry flight routes from Goose Bay:
- CYYR - BGBW - 676 nm direct to Narsarsuaq, Greenland.
- CYYR - BGSF - 872 nm direct to Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland, or about 1,100 nm if you are without HF radio and have to avoid Gander airspace.
- CYYR - BIKF - 1,320 nm direct to Keflavik, Iceland.
From Goose Bay you can also continue North to airports in Northern Canada such as Kuujjuaq and Iqaluit.
Goose Bay airport resources:
Information on these pages is from my own experience as a ferry pilot on various ferry flights. It is general in nature and neither official nor intended for flight planning. If you notice any discrepancies or would like to add anything, please email me at ward DOT welvaert AT gmail DOT com.
Information on this page may not be accurate or up to date and must not be used for flight planning purposes. Consult only official and current charts for flight planning.