A Remarkable Trip in a Cessna 172 – Israel to Maryland

How do you get a Cessna 172 from Israel to Maryland?  Well if you are a pilot, you fly it!  A flight that takes you from the Middle East, across the Mediterranean, Europe, the north Atlantic, Canada, and down the east coast of the United States. Click on the picture below for a larger view.


Here are the details on the trip.

Haifa, Israel (LLHA)

Rhodes, Greece (LGRP)

Corfu, Greece (LGKR)

Naples, Italy (LIRN)

Corsica, France (LFKB)

Avignon, France (LFMV)

Paris, France (LFOB)

Norwich, UK (EGSH)

Wick, Scotland (EGPC)

Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK)

Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW)

Goose Bay, Canada (CYYR)

Sept Iles, Canada (CYZV)

Bangor, Maine (KBGR)

Gaithersburg, Maryland (KGAI)


An additional fuel tank (30 gallon ferry tank) was installed in Scotland in order to cross the Atlantic

The Atlantic crossing (over water) was three legs and took three days. This was about 20 hours.

The entire journey was 5600NM and 55 hours.

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