Atlantic ferry flight pilot.
I'm a professional and experienced ferry pilot. I can provide all necessary services for safe and expedient North Atlantic ferry flights, including:
- Ferry pilot / safety pilot.
- Flight planning, navigation and ground handling.
- Ferry tank installation.
- Required survival gear.
- HF radio.
- Ferry flight insurance.
I have a clean safety record and I am glad to provide references from previous Atlantic ferry flight customers on request. I can ferry your aircraft "home" or fly with you as safety pilot if you wish to make the trip yourself (in most aircraft). I am available for aircraft deliveries from or to the USA, Europe, the Middle East, India, etc.
Atlantic ferry flight routes.
In general aviation aircraft, you can cross the Atlantic either via Greenland and Iceland (the Northern route) or via the Azores to Portugal (the Southern route). Along the Northern route there are several options for fuel stops in Greenland and Iceland. See the section on Atlantic ferry flight routes for more detail.
Atlantic ferry flight airports and fuel stops:
The following airports are typical fuel stops for general aviation aircraft when crossing the North Atlantic. Click on the links for some notes and pictures that I've compiled during stops at each airport.
- CYYR - Goose Bay airport, Canada
- CYVP - Kuujjuaq airport, Canada
- CYFB - Iqaluit airport, Canada
- CYVM - Qikiqtarjuaq airport, Canada
- BGBW - Narsarsuaq airport, Greenland
- BGSF - Sondre Stromfjord airport, Greenland
- BGKK - Kulusuk airport, Greenland
- BIKF - Keflavik airport, Iceland
- EGPC - Wick airport, Scotland
Airplane ferry tank installation.
Aircraft with at least 800 nautical mile range can safely cross the North-Atlantic without ferry tank. For Atlantic crossings in aircraft with less than 800 nm range, ferry tanking is the best option. A ferry tank with FAA and Transport Canada approval can be installed in 1-2 days. See the section on airplane ferry tanking for more information.
Survival gear for Atlantic ferry flights
There are specific requirements for survival gear to be carried during Atlantic ferry flights and additional requirements for single-engine aircraft. Canada has its own specific requirements for survival gear to be carried in airplanes as does Greenland. I can provide all required Atlantic ferry flight survival gear, including life raft, immersion suit(s), EPIRB (personal ELT) and survival kit.
Atlantic ferry flight cost
Expenses for Atlantic ferry flights vary depending on the type airplane and final destination. For a typical single-engine airplane delivery from the USA to Europe, airplane expenses are currently around $11,000 - $13,000. If going to the Middle East or India, the expenses will be considerably higher due to flight distance and handling fees.
Please contact me for a no-obligation ferry flight quote for your specific airplane and destination. You can contact me via email to ward DOT welvaert AT gmail DOT com, phone at +51 984 576814 or use the ferry flight quote request form. I will gladly provide an estimate of all expenses, including:
- Ferry tank installation (if needed)
- Trip kits (paper charts and GPS dbase updates if required)
- Survival gear
- HF radio (if needed) and satphone rental
- Travel: hotels, meals and return airline ticket
For aircraft and ferry flight expenses, I charge actual expenses as incurred, itemized at the end of the trip. My professional fee as a ferry pilot for an Atlantic ferry flight is a flat fee. Unlike others I won't charge extra for weather or other minor operational delays.
Recently completed Atlantic ferry flights:
- Cessna 182 ferry flight to Nairobi, Kenya.
- Twin Cessna C340A ferry flight from France to Oshkosh 2012.
- Beech BE-76 Duchess ferry flight from USA (GA) to Hungary.
- Maule M7 ferry flight from Indiana (USA) to the UK.
- Piper Seneca ferry flight to Prague.
- Cessna 182 turbo ferry flight from USA (NC) to Germany.
- Mooney Acclaim ferry flight from Chicago to Poland.
- Piper Archer III ferry flight from Ohio to Switzerland.
Atlantic ferry flight resources:
- North Atlantic IGA manual - the official manual.
- Bob Webster's flying to Europe page.
- Polar Pilots - info on flying in Canada's Eastern Artic.
- Far North Aviation - handling agent in Wick (EGPC), rents survival gear.
Updated January 31, 2013.