Anybody ever fly a 120 to France and back?

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Anybody ever fly a 120 to France and back?

Post by 8362 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:01 pm

Got a job opportunity just thinking......
Goose Bay, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland?
Can/has it been done?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Matt

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Re: Anybody ever fly a 120 to France and back?

Post by 529 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm

I'm not sure..................somebody probably ........sometime........did it. If you pick up a copy of Dorchen Forman's book
THE CESSNA 120/140 STORY BOOK, there a few lengthy trips in there England to Australia comes to mind.


I know there have been many, many singles that have "flown the pond", but man.........the range on these birds isn't very long.

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Re: Anybody ever fly a 120 to France and back?

Post by 8362 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:53 pm

Never mind, I’d be crazy to try it in my 120.
Real risk even with a auxiliary fuel tank.
My motto is flying should be fun, not exciting.

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Re: Anybody ever fly a 120 to France and back?

Post by 5115 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:20 pm

529 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm
If you pick up a copy of Dorchen Forman's book
THE CESSNA 120/140 STORY BOOK
Victor,
Do you know where we can get a copy of the book??
Regards!
Martin Tanguay
Intl Cessna 120-140 Association - Canadian rep
C140, C-FJAR, 1946, sn:9168, O-200, ragwings

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Re: Anybody ever fly a 120 to France and back?

Post by 6339 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 am

Amazon has it for the paltry sum of $598.50 :o

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