11 Hour Flight in a Piper Navajo?


#1

Santa Maria, CA to Hilo, HI. Wow. That’s a lot of extra gas.

flightaware.com/live/flight/CGSDL


#2

So what’s the standard range for a piper navajo without refueling? (assuming tailwinds all the way) By the way, 11 HOURS!!! I’d rather strap it to a 747. Better yet, an offshore racing powerboat with some serious twin mercury’s could go faster! YIKES!!


#3

Ferry flight? They load them up with fuel, and not just the regular tanks, but in place of the seats. What an uncomfortable ride. :confused:


#4

So would this be someone in Hilo who just can’t live without a Piper and that’s how they make the delivery from the mainland? Isn’t there an easier way? Can ya call FedEx?


#5

The cost to take apart and place into a 747 or other aircraft would be much more than the cost of the ferry flight.

All sorts of short to medium range aircraft are ferried across the oceans every day.


#6

Just about every Extra, Socata, Pilatus, etc. gets here on its own wings via a ferry flight.

Regards,

James