Wick (EGPC) is the most Northern civilian airport in Scotland. There are several airports in Scotland available for starting / terminating point on an Atlantic ferry flight, but I generally go through Wick because it's a smaller airport and has good service.
Wick airport has 2 runways, Rwy 13/31 is 5,988 feet long and there are several instrument approaches. A word of caution though, there's no ILS in Wick so be absolutely sure you have enough range to divert to Aberdeen or Prestwick, courtesy of the coastal weather.
Wick airport has fuel, oil, TKS fluid, oxygen, and all of the other supplies you you've probably used up during the Atlantic crossing. In Wick there is a good handling agent where I usually drop of my rented survival gear. They will also complete the T1 form for aircraft going to the EU and give you a ride to a hotel in town if needed.
Typical Atlantic ferry flight routes through Wick:
- EGPC - BIKF - 653 nm direct to Keflavik, Iceland. From there you have several options to Greenland or Canada.
- EGPC - BIEG - 520 nm direct to Egilsstadir, Iceland. A good option if you are range limited, such as Atlantic ferry flights in a Piper Seneca.
From Wick you can also stop in Vagar (Faroe Islands), but I generally don't consider that an option because the airport in Vagar often has bad weather and has fairly challenging approaches. From an endurance point of view, if you're going to Vagar you should have enough range to divert back to EGPC or to Iceland, since there are no alternates in the Faroe Islands.
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