Since a few weeks, I was dreaming about making an intercontinental flight with TBM930. The trick is that this plane has not the capacity to make the 2000 miles trip between Europe and America. So I had to find a way ;-)
To honour this fabulous plane I took off from Tarbes LFBT in the south west of France where is seated one of the Daher Facility. The spawn place I choose is DAHER-SOCATA ramp :-)
I put max fuel (890 kgs) and just one pilot, no passenger no cargo… Let’s Go!
Take off with gorgeous view on the Pyrénées Mountain
Following Spanish coast, over beautiful Bilbao city
And then, finally…The sky the sea and I… alone in the big blue for many miles!
This is the trick, I flew to Azores Island, in the middle of Atlantic.
Landing at Flores aerodrome LPFL with 20 minutes left in my tank :-)
Making a quick refueling on the border of the runway
And off we go again, taking off straight away from Flores
And finally after 6 more hours… Reaching Saint Pierre et Miquelon. Small French Island on the north east of America.
And final Landing at Saint Pierre Pointe Blanche Aerodrome LFPV with 80kgs of fuel left (and my daughter pressuring me so I had to expedite the approach, you will notice my speed…)
Hope you enjoyed!