DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

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DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by hkavasch » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:48 am

Just one more week to go.. then we start our trip from Germany (www.edmq.de) to Oshkosh, with our recently acquired DA42 2.0 Thielert. Looking forward to meet lots of new Diamond friends and see latest Diesel developements... We hope for moderate headwinds and only little ice...
We are accompanied by our good friend Franz, flying a Bonanza V-Tail. Payload in the V-Tail is much better then in our DA42.. hence Franz is carrying the beer...

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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by Aart » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:03 pm

Have a great trip guys! Please post your progress..
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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by Tim H » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:30 pm

Have a great flight. What an adventure!!! Anxious to hear / read all about your flight.
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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by Henrik » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:37 am

Hans, this sounds like a fantastic trip.

I plan to do a transatlantic crossing myself one day.

Having researched this a bit, looks like the biggest flight planning barrier (apart from bad weather) is actually getting mandatory insurance for Iceland, Greenland & Canada...

http://xpda.com/flyingtoeurope/
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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by hkavasch » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:52 am

Sure will post progress...
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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by Doug » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:24 pm

I hope that you have a great trip!
If I can offer any help let me know.
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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by wolfipilot » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:25 am

... safte trip and: guten Flug! :)

Cheers from EDFE
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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by carym » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:00 pm

Hans,
I am only a couple of hours (flying time) from Oshkosh. Let me know if you want to stop here on your way there. I certainly can help relieve some of the weight problems (like drinking your beer), but you will likely need to save that for the very hot days at Oshkosh :D Our little airport is always very accommodating to travelers.
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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by Aart » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:44 pm

So you may fly over there with Thielert engines and fly back with brand X engines, if the rumors are correct!
That may mean an instant raise in the value of the plane, so the trip will not cost you anything!
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Re: DA42 from Germany to Oshkosh

Post by hkavasch » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:06 pm

Many thx to all of you... Just put the plane to wiener neustadt to do a 100 check. Also had problems with the left main gear this week... Better get it fix now, then having a problem in Greenland (:-)... Hope the weather stays as it is today.. No cloud between Germany and Canada! Still lots of things to do I the remaining days....

Would be great to see thielert under new ownership!!!!!
Hans Kavasch
Flying Club MDG (http://www.edmq.de), Germany
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DA42 2.0 CD135, 42.059, D-GDON
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