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St. John’s Newfoundland and St. Pierre, France – note minor date changes

August 13, 2023 - August 19, 2023


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) Note that we moved some of the dates around because of hotel availability:

  • 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. Pierre.  Stay in the Terrasses du Port.  mike Madigan booked some rooms for the people signed up already.  Contact him to transfer the reservation over to you.  There may be other accommodations but  logistics is difficult to arrange.  it is France, not Canada.
  • August 15 – 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 16 – day trip to Terra Nova National Park.
  • August 17 – day trip down the west side of Avalon peninsula.  Also, the Conception Bay museum in Harbour Grace has a new aviation museum about Amelia Earhardt who flew from Harbour Grace to Ireland in a Lockheed Vega 5 years after the Lindbergh flight.
  • August 18 – historic walking tour of St. John’s
  • August 19 – Fly to Bangor, ME to clear customs. Ginny & I will stay overnight Saturday night & fly home early Sunday.
NameGuest CountEmail
Brent Hippert1bhippert@gmail.com
Eric Spain2spaineric@yahoo.com
Michael Madigan4michael.madigan@gmail.com
Mike McNamara2mikemcnamara88@aol.com
Tom Wallace2tom.wallace@johnstonesupply.com
Event Total:11 


August 13, 2023
August 19, 2023


Mr Mike McNamara
Michael Madigan