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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Flying into Narsasuaq

Ferry flight USA to Germany - C182T landing at Narsasuaq (BGBW) 4K !

Ernst K. Ganntt has a story about flying into Narsasuaq in Fate is the Hunter. It's very simple if you do it right, but there are any number of ways for it to go wrong, and you can't tell you've done it wrong until it's too late to do anything about it. It must have been a WW2 story, in any case before modern navigational aids like GPS.

Narsasuaq, Greenland
To get to Narsasuaq, you have to fly up a fjord, and you have to choose the right one. As you approach the coast of Greenland, which is where this is, there are several openings to choose from. You have to choose the right fjord because they are too narrow to turn around in and the mountains on either side are too tall to fly over. War Bird Forum has a better explanation.

Video via Posthip Scott.

1 comment:

Ole Phat Stu said...

Been there, done that :-)
There is an NDB (non-directional beacon) at the sea-end of the correct fjord.
Homing in that first will put you in the correct fjord.