Timothy Allen Atlantic Flying Expedition

Timothy Allen
“Since Tuesday I have been on a rather unusual trip across the Arctic. Flying a small group of vintage aeroplanes from the northern coast of Scotland, to Iceland then Greenland then over the Atlantic to the north of Canada, eventually ending our trip in Montreal after 10 days”.

Below is a pictorial covering the 10-day journey.

Day 1

A spectacular sight presented itself during the first leg of the expedition from Wick (Scotland) to Egilsstadir (Iceland). Early morning cloud can be seen rising from ‘Lítla Dímun’ in the Faroe Islands. It is the smallest of the main 18 islands, being less than 100 hectares in area, and is also the only uninhabited one

Day 2

Our flight across Iceland from Egilsstadir to Isafjordur was EPIC!

Seen here Mark Albery and Rogier Westerhuis’s RV8 flying over Iceland’s incredible landscape.

Day 3

South East Greenland may well be one of the most magnificent places I’ve ever been to… During the third leg of our expedition from Isafjordur (Iceland) to Kulusuk (Greenland) our first sight of the South East coast of Greenland was this astonishing vista.

Day 4

An amazing day!… Phil and Allie Dunnington’s 65 year old Beech 18 flown by John Herbert flies over Greenland during the fourth leg of our expedition from Kulusuk to Narsarsuaq.

Day 5

South East Greenland Beauty. Greenland is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago with a population of 56,000.

Day 6

A fantastic view of the edge of Greenland’s Ice cap seen during the Kulusuk to Nuuk leg of the expedition. The Greenland ice sheet is a vast body of ice covering 1,710,000 square kilometres, roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland. It is the second largest ice body in the world

Day 7

We’ve arrived in Canada! passing some incredibly forbidding coastline on the way. Pictured here is Savannah who lives in Qikiqtarjuaq. This is mid summer in the Arctic Circle

Day 8

Getting ready to move at Qikiqtarjuaq Airport in Canada’s Arctic Circle Qikiqtarjuaq Airport (IATA: YVM, ICAO: CYVM) is located at Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut , Canada, and is operated by the government of Nunavut.

Day 9

Inside the Beech 18 flying over the Canadian Arctic. The Beechcraft Model 18 is a 6- to 11-seat, twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas manufactured between 1937 and 1970.

Day 10

An amazing feeling watching this.