In this multi-part series, the largest general aviation project in FlightChops history, ride along with us as we team up with the Diamond Aircraft ferry crew and act as pilot flying on delivery of a new DA-62 light twin aircraft from Vienna, Austria to the Canadian base in London, Ontario Canada.
In this episode we get familiarized with the DA-62 prior to heading to Diamond Aircraft’s factory in Austria where we meet with Martin and Micke and get some further training on the DA-42 that Micke will be flying in tandem with us back to Canada. During our initial “big briefing” as I’m calling it. we discovered a great deal of the flight will be IMC which presents a great opportunity to further refine my #IFR flying.
We relied a great deal on ForeFlight for the mission planning and as a backup throughout the journey. I also made a point to test out over-the-ear and in-ear headsets while getting familiar with the DA-62. The Bose ProFlight in-ear headset ended up being incredibly comfortable and the noise cancelling was far superior to what I expected was possible from an in-ear set in a piston aircraft. As the journey unfolds, we will release some awesome extended footage to Patrons between each consecutively published episode.
Keep an eye out as we release each #oceancrossing episode back to back!
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