Our Location:

Narsarsuaq, Greenland

Airport Information:

Name: Narsarsuaq Airport

Elevation: 112 ft.

Runways: 7/25 (6000 ft)

Yearly Ops: 125,466

METAR: BGBW 161650Z 06025KT 9999 BKN220 14/M04 Q1016 RMK 5CI

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PIREP (Pilot Report):

May 16, 1216Z 394nm SW Narsarsuaq, Greenland :
     Now over the North Atlantic on the way to Greenland. Flying in clear skies but a layer of clouds below. Can see ice on the ocean through cloud breaks. Have dialed back power to conserve fuel. Airspeed 200. Had filed for 27,000 but outside air temp went to minus 40 and fuel became too cold. Requested lower from Gander Radio and they have assigned 26,000. Picked up 3 degrees and fuel temp now ok. One hour thirty minutes to go.
     Landed yesterday at Goose Bay in high winds. Even airport personnel said it was bad. Q handled it fine. Hotel was simple but clean.
     Town has pop of 7500 and looks built to withstand rough weather. Met some interesting people: a couple from Houston flying their new jet back from Geneva, two Army pilots on the way to Iraq, and a young man on a ferry trip to Germany flying a Cessna 182. The young man was on his 25th trip. John and I decided that the only way we would consider flying this route solo would be to have 6 hours of Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits on board. Wouldn’t help in an emergency but at least would allow you to say "Thank God it's over."
     In a radio blackout zone now. Having to relay our position reports to Gander Radio by talking to overhead commercial traffic. Just spoke to Northwest 67 pilot. Use frequency 123.45 (referred to as the finger frequency).
     First time flying in our survival suits. Look like penguins in heat.
     Over for now. Need to prepare for landing in Greenland - Mike

Local Info:


Population: 154

Landmarks: Narsarsuaq Airport

Currency: Danish krone

Links: Wikipedia