You may be thinking, “how would you get a little TBM over the Atlantic?” Well that answer is simple, Max Fuel, beautiful views and Stopovers.
Here is a little trip report I made.
First, I started off at KMYR (Myrtle Beach Airport) in a TBM930 wearing the Sea Blue livery
After a little planning and the creation of my first leg, I was off.
It was cool watching North America disappear out of sight
But before I knew it, Wade International (TXKF) was just in reach.
It was a rather quick 2 hour hop
But after some quick refueling, I was off!
This leg was probably the most painful of all. Up to 5:30 hours of turbulence and straight ocean.
But this was the sight I wanted to see the whole time. It was Flores Airport (LPFL) with only 40mins worth of fuel left, I was relieved.
I had touched down to discover there were no parking spots at this airport, so it turned out taxiway refueling could become a new trend.
Bye Bye Flores
I can’t say that the approach was hard this time round, luckily the winds were calm.
Did some photoshoots and startup vids. (Vids couldn’t be uploaded.
A hop, skip and a 1:30hour flight and I was 5nm out from Gibraltar.
And I had done it, no crashes, only hard landings.
Thank you for joining me as I recounted my TBM trip across the Atlantic. It had only taken 12:30hours but it was totally worth it!
Here’s a video I made about the flight, also follow me on insta for more!
I probably would recommend this flight for adventurous pilots. Route is KMYR-TXKF-LPFL-LPMA-LXGB. I Flew at around FL280-290 at M.055-M0.56 (around 210-215kts before FL280)