Looking to rent Single piston aircraft for around the world adventure RTW.

Discussion in 'Cool Places to Fly' started by Sulaiman, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Tantalum

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    I appreciate the tenacity, but the plane choice and "1,750" no ferry tank range are my big clues that this has not been thought through with the rigor a trip like this requires, and the desire to rent vs own. You could easily find a nice Bonanza / Debonair / 210 for sale, or even an older Cirrus (if you're married to that) for a trip like this

    An SR22.. absolutely does not have that much range.. you are realistically looking at 1,000... maybe 1,200 range.. and those are ideal conditions. That's good for the type of flying most Cirrus owners do (300-700nm legs) but not good for round the world run

    Also, while I love the plane, it is not known for its useful load, something you'd want to consider if you're bring supplies and resources with you, survival gear, etc.

    And for maintenance, outside of having the same big Conti many other planes do, there are many specific factors to a Cirrus that would make it undesirable to operate in countries outside the US / CA /Europe, etc.

    And you really don't want to be soft field operations in one. Honestly the 210 would be the *RIGHT* choice for this mission.. the Cirrus would probably be my last choice..

    Why is everything with NIKO a catastrophe?! I would stay far away from him, seems every flight has some kind of life or death emergency.. even when flying well within the normal envelope of the plane he finds a way to dramatize it

    I RIGHT IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS BECAUSE I'M SCREAMING. PAY ATTENTION TO ME! PAY ATTENTION TO ME!
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    ^tangentially related, notice on the flight above he needed to ride a tailwind to crank the 1K mark on range. No Cirrus SR series is flying 1,750 nm
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    bluesky74656 Line Up and Wait

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    Find one about to go into repo. The owner will be glad to get it out of the country.
     
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    Like I said, unmodified only a fairly late model Mooney with 100 gallon tanks can do this, and at that point it can carry the pilot and maybe a change of underwear. Problem is there aren't very many of those running around, and there aren't likely to be any more either. I still think that the OP's best bet is to purchase an older Cirrus and outfit it with the appropriate ferry tanks. And I honestly don't think the OP has really thought this through to the extent he needs. Here in America you can take off and figure out what you need to do when you get there. Flying internationally that just isn't the case at all.

    I can't anyone volunteering their aircraft for those kinds of modifications and that kind of risk. If there is one I'd like to meet him or her. I know this great bridge in Brooklyn I'd' like to sell them.