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St. John’s Newfoundland and St. Pierre, France

August 13 - August 19


I am already getting inquiries about this trip; people are excited.

If you are new to flying internationally, I have a writeup about how to fly to Canada.  You can request it from me, and I will publish it in the newsletter as we get closer.

Approximate schedule, subject to change (as you wish):

  • August 12 – Ginny & I will fly to Bangor & stay downtown, probably in a Marriott property. If you are joining us there, let me know.
  • August 13 – Fly to St. John’s, Newfoundland. PAL Aviation seems to be the place for the piston crowd.  Comments talk about $125 (C) Handling charge but that includes 3 nights parking, so I guess OK (I think that is $90 US).  Fuel is very expensive so if you have tip tanks you will tanker fuel in.
    • Last time we stayed at the Sheraton hotel downtown, which is a 4 star hotel, in a great location, and cheap. 4 nights.
    • Enterprise will deliver cars to the FBO. I recommend a bigger car (SUV) for 2 couples to share.
  • August 14 – day trip to Terra Nova National Park.
  • August 15 – day trip down the west side of Avalon peninsula.  Also, the Conception Bay museum in Harbour Grace has a new aviation museum about Amelia Earhardy who flew from Harbour Grace to Ireland in a Lockheed Vega 5 years after the Lindbergh flight.
  • August 16 – historic walking tour of St. John’s
  • August 17 – Travel to St. Pierre and Miquelon, France. It’s a short ferry ride or a shorter flight.  They do get fog there.  If you bring a car over, you need French insurance.  Stay 2 nights.
  • August 19 – Fly to Bangor, ME to clear customs. Ginny & I will stay overnight Saturday night & fly home early Sunday.  If your airplane is in St. Pierre France, you can overfly Canada and fly direct to the U.S.


August 13
August 19


Mr Mike McNamara
Michael Madigan


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