JP: Yo you headed somewhere?
Matt: Yeah I'm trying to get to Austria
Louis: We're actually going to Austria
Matt: No way!
Louis: Yeah, you should jump in with us!
Matt: That'd be awesome
JP: We've got a seat free
JP: Come on!
Matt: Let's do it!
Matt: We're making a quick stop in Portsmouth, NH, gonna go grab a sat phone real fast
and then go up to Canada
JP: Oh ok, uhhh... Customs closed at 4:30
Matt: Ok well tell them we'll give them a call back
JP: Alright, we'll give you a call back
sorry about that
Matt: And then throw, add a Hershey sundae pie to that
PSM Ground: Centurion 210EU roger, cleared to CYQB, Pease 3 Departure, then as filed,
expect 7,000 5 minutes after departure, squawk 7337
Matt: So we're about, how far out are we? We're like probably 10 minutes away from landing
in Quebec City. We had a few changes of plan today, it was a big rush, anyway we flew from Lawrence
up to Portsmouth, picked up a sat phone, planned like 5 different flights to get up here
find somewhere where customs was actually available, trying to get all the way up to Iqaluit
to go over to Greenland, that didn't quite work out so tonight we're just headed up to Quebec City
we're gonna clear customs here, get some sleep, get up in the morning, fly 5 hours up to Iqaluit
probably spend the rest of the day there and then hopefully the next day fly to Greenland
so that'll be fun, but right now we're just kind of busy cause this is a pretty big airport up here in Quebec City
so they're busy we're getting thrown all over the place on arrivals, switching runways
so there's a lot going on
It's been a good night though, we had some Burger King, ate in the plane
JP: In flight Burger King
Matt: Yeah this is really nice, we've got this river that just runs right through the city
JP: Yeah it's pretty amazing
CYQB Tower: 0EU cleared to land Runway 29
Matt: 29 cleared to land 0EU
JP: Alright gear's down, we'll leave that where it is, we'll leave that closed, left tank, we'll bring a notch of flaps
Matt: Quebec Terminal, N210EU, 1,000, climbing 3,000, heading 240
Quebec Terminal: N210EU, Terminal, you are identified, climb to 7,000
JP: I'm gonna get the pitot heat on
JP: N210EU, OTUPO
CYRC Tower: 210EU, Tower, roger, number 1
JP: I don't get it! It makes no sense why these boots have to be so big
Alert: traffic, 12 o'clock high, less than one mile
Matt: Ground, Centurion N210EU, request IFR to Iqaluit
CYRC Ground: N210EU, St. Honoré Ground, cleared to Iqaluit, VALIN 2 Departure, flight planned route,
CYRC Tower: N210EU, Tower, winds 31 360 10 contact Bagotville Terminal 127.2 when airborne, cleared for takeoff Runway 36
JP: Cleared for takeoff 36, 0EU
JP: Alright here we go!
CYRC Tower: N92G, Tower, number 2, Runway 36, traffic to follow Cessna on a one mile final
N92G: Looking for traffic 92G
JP: Power's set
Matt: Yeah don't worry about that
JP: Now we're flying!
Matt: Here we go!
Matt: Gear's coming up
CYRC Tower: helicopter working on the infield, will remain west of Runway 36 at all times
Matt: Gear's up, got some nice terrain out here today
Some really awesome views up here like it's just beautiful
we got some forest, trees, and mountains, and these awesome looking clouds, a little bit of light rain
Matt: Ok over to 27.2
JP: Yeah this is just departure, isn't it?
JP: Departure, N210EU with you off of 36 climbing through 1,200
Bagotville Terminal: N210EU, Terminal, good day, radar identified on departure, VALIN 2 is cancelled, continue
runway heading 2,000 feet before proceeding direct Iqaluit 9,000
JP: Runway heading to 2,000 and direct to Iqaluit 9,000, 0EU
Louis: We've just taken off from somewhere in Canada that I can't pronounce properly...
Bagotville Terminal: N210EU...
Louis: oh radio
Bagotville Terminal: Radar services are now terminated switch Enroute, 126.7, and at approximately 80 miles
of Iqaluit, you can contact 134.55
Matt: Yeah I think she's saying we're basically on our own
or we might be
yeah this is a good time to make sure that all this stuff is tracking
Matt: Is this on?
Matt: Terminal, N210EU
...or departure, whoever it was...
Bagotville Terminal: 210EU, Terminal
Matt: Yeah just to confirm, should we expect to get someone on 126.7 right now or later on?
Bagotville Terminal: Uhh EU 126.7 is the Enroute so you need to do a position report frequently,
it's not controlled
Matt: Oh ok so it's like a CTAF
Bagotville Terminal: Yep
Matt: Ok thank you
Bagotville Terminal: No problem
Matt: Ok, that's awesome. So this is really interesting, we're up here in Canada in the middle of nowhere
so they don't have radar service, they don't have any air traffic control I guess it's just uncontrolled
so we have to broadcast our position report on this frequency so that we don't run into anyone
JP: Alright we're at 1 degree here and we picked up icing
we should probably go down a little bit
Matt: I mean we're in the clear right here so we're not gonna pick up any more for now
let's go with this and stay here cause then we might have a better chance of seeing
a hole above or something
Matt: I'm getting sprayed with water through the vent!
Louis: Yeah I'm getting soaked back here *laughing*
Matt: That's great. Ok then let's put in 2345 here
JP: Is that ice coming through?
Louis: It's like vapor
Matt: Now this is making me wonder if we can get up to 11 and get over this
I don't know, that stuff...um
JP: But then we're definitely below freezing
Matt: Right but I mean I think we should try up before we try down
because if we don't find a way down we're screwed
if we find a way up and we get ice then we go down and if we don't find a way down we're still screwed
let's uh...yeah let's try 11 cause I think we can get on top of, this looks pretty close
JP: Alright I'm gonna do a cruise climb to 11
Matt: That's fine
let's run this 2,500 RPM for now
yeah it looks like above or about 11 or 12 is where this should probably end
let's just put the prop deice on for now
and leave that
JP: I just don't like what it does here
Matt: That'll be fine
JP: And it's beyond what it's supposed to be on there
Matt: I don't think that's gonna be a problem either
if it goes...I mean I'm sure there's a fuse in there somewhere
or a circuit breaker
JP: I'm just gonna hand fly cause the speed is
Matt: Yeah this is pretty fun so we're out here in the middle of nowhere, we can't talk to anyone,
Everyone on the radio is speaking French, we have no idea if they're understanding what we're saying or
where they're at, and we're getting ice and rain coming through the vents,
we've got ice on the wings, we're having a grand old time *laughing*
JP: I'm glad you're enjoying this Matt
I mean I'm enjoying it but it also keeps me a little bit on...
Matt: I mean it's not an ideal... Right, no, and I think we're gonna try 12,000 cause 11's not doing it
we should be on top by about 12
JP: Well that's beautiful!
Matt: That's awesome
Oh and we've got a little shadow of the plane down there on top of the clouds
Louis: How's the Fusion looking?
Covered in ice?
JP: It is actually! Get a photo for them dude
Louis: Anyone want a cashew?
Matt: Not yet, in a little bit maybe
I might have to take a leak soon
You don't think this one's yours JP?
JP: I don't know, I can't remember
Louis: Make sure we don't drink each other's piss
Louis: We can drink our own piss
Matt: Yeah I'm gonna go for the water
So let me explain a little bit about what's going on
So this is Louis Cole
Matt: JP Schulze, say hi JP
Matt: So they're flying around the world, calling it Fly Beyond Boarders, they're making a movie about it
about like diversity and different cultures and all kinds of awesome stuff
they're on a great adventure, I'm joining them for the North Atlantic portion
JP: I'm very thankful that you're joining, cause this is like some pretty hardcore flying so
Matt: Yeah no this is pretty intense
you can check it out, you can check out Louis' channel he's doing daily vlogs of everything
I'll link that below, up here, everywhere, JP is making some videos too also linked and yeah
you can track the whole thing on their website at flybeyondboarders.com check that out
order the documentary all that kind of good stuff but yeah we're gonna have a great time
Ok so I guess we're setup here in cruise at 12,000 feet we're headed up to Iqaluit, Canada
took off from somewhere in Quebec that I can't pronounce, it's about an hour north of Quebec City
anyway we've got about 6 hours left to go, been in the air for almost an hour now
this is really the first tricky leg of this whole flight, we've got our immersion suits on
got life rafts ready to go, life vests on the immersion suits
and all kinds of tracking, we're out here in the middle of nowhere right now
but we're really just on our own up here so we've got lots of tracking going to make sure people know
where we're at and that's it, we're keeping an eye on the speed, the ice, the weather up ahead
and our fuel reserve, so we've got 6 hours 3 minutes to go and right now we're showing about
a 1 hour and 48 minute fuel reserve at Iqaluit so we should be good there, getting about 10 miles per gallon
right now, like a truck
and yeah we're just direct Iqaluit, got 800 miles to go
and lots of treacherous terrain, we can't see it right now that's kind of comforting a little bit
like it just looks like we're flying over anything else
JP: It's a bit of a shame though cause I'm sure it's beautiful
Matt: Yeah no there is that
JP: Oh I got a big chunk off! Look at that indicated
JP: I like it
Matt: Yeah we're trying to get rid of the rest of this ice here so we speed up
JP: Sorry can you?... pass me snacks!
Matt: Wow you got everything!
Mixed nuts, there's a thing of cashews back there that we might have to pee in at some point
we've got some potato chips, we've got some dried apricots
I think I'm gonna start with the dried apricots
There's just no one out there
There aren't even roads
JP: Flying is the only way you get around out here
JP: Let's quickly pressurize the tank and then we'll be good for another 20 minutes or so
Matt: Do you want to grab that carbon monoxide detector?
JP: Where is it?
Matt: Right there
JP: Uh oh
I don't know if it's cause it was down there or what
It was fine this morning
Matt: So that's a little bit concerning
but we're gonna try opening a new one and hope this was just, you know, positioning and being down
by the fuel that kind of thing so
yeah hopefully we're not getting carbon monoxide poisoning right now, if you're watching this
it's probably just a faulty indication
So far so good, we'll keep an eye on that though and I might not take a nap now
Matt: It's actually kind of nice with the life vest, you just kinda kick back, it's like having a little neck pillow
JP: Yeah, you can inflate it too
Louis: Have you seen any polar bears yet?
JP: There's an airport down there
Louis: There's an airport down there?
JP: Gravel runway, and there's a little town there actually and there's a ship. Do you see the ship?
Matt: Back to civilization before we head out across the water for an hour
JP: Yeah that's gonna be fun
Matt: It'll go fast, we'll be watching Game of Thrones
Louis: *singing Game of Thrones theme*
Matt: Look at that coastline, I feel like that coastline is just so Game of Thrones-y
JP: Oh yeah
you could kill some lords on that
just imagine like some sailboats coming in
Louis: We are 100% north of the Wall though right now, aren't we?
Matt: Oh definitely
Louis: We are in the White Walker territory for sure
Alright guys, I am checking our fuel level
in the fuel tank
so I have to just unscrew the cap
Louis: I mean...there might be like a couple a liters in the bottom
JP: You need to give me an indication
Louis: a centimeter
JP: Ok so we'll stop with the ferry tank then
but we know that we still have a little bit there if we really need it
or should I try and get it up there?
Matt: No I think we're good for now
Louis: I think the ferry tank's done bro
Matt: It's chilly, we had to open the vents to get some airflow, get rid of all the fuel fumes
JP: Well this is a good learning experience
JP: This ain't coming on
Matt: The suit as a whole or the... I mean so you need the suit on before you get this on cause you've got your
hood under there and this little flap is up, I don't even know what that does
JP: It's very like I've got things poking me
Matt: *laughing* what's poking you?
JP: and I can't breathe and...this flap in the back
JP: Alright Louis I need some water too and some snacks if possible
Louis: Yeah sure
Matt: I'm gonna throw a wrench into things and pee before we start Game of Thrones
JP: That's a dick move right there
Matt: I've been waiting so long and I don't think I can make it another hour and 40 minutes
so I figured it's better now than like in the dark...
JP: than like mid Game of Thrones because then I can't look away anymore either
Matt: Yeah this is actually, this is quite nice
JP: We need to be filming this
JP: I'm scared of the point of view that that thing's getting
Matt: I mean we can probably keep that one running, I don't think that'll be too wild but...
Louis: I've got like an over the shoulder angle here
Matt: There's like a little gel down here you can sorta feel it, then that absorbs water
and basically makes sure it won't spill
yeah I don't know how I'm gonna do this, this is so hard!
It's way easier in the Bonanza...
JP: Maybe just turn around
like loosen your belt, turn around
Matt: Yeah I just took the belt off completely
Louis: And then I'll just have to turn around cause this'll be like a full frontal
JP: I'm feeling butt, feeling a lot of butt right now
Matt: This is gonna work great
Matt: Let's turn that GoPro off
Matt: Yeah these zippers are difficult to deal with, hold on
JP: This is one of the funniest things I've ever experienced
Matt: This might take a little while
Louis: Ok we'll keep you company on the radio whilst your peeing
Matt: It's just such a small zipper!
Matt: Now I just have to figure out how to hold the bottle, hold the zippers open and get it in the bottle or the bag
Louis: Just take your time because what you don't want to do is get splash back everywhere
JP: I will throw you out of this plane right now
Matt: Ok so that zipper's open
Louis: Keep us updated, how's it going?
Matt: I don't know, I'm gonna go for it
I'm just gonna lean like this
Matt: to get a better angle
Louis: This is amazing
You know what...I don't know that this is working, I think the bag's leaking
JP: No way
Matt: Here don't look but...
Louis: Think the bag's leaking?
Matt: Yeah there's a hole in the bag, oh shit
Just think about it Matt, you're we're surrounded by icebergs, we're 11,000 feet up and you're peeing
Matt: It's amazing really
JP: You'll never be able to do this again
Matt: This is phenomenal like I love this experience
now I'm a little short of breath
that was a little more excitement than I was hoping for
Louis: Alright should we watch Game of Thrones now?
Matt: Yeah I'm gonna sit on this piss cushion
So you wanna turn that one back on?
JP: Oh it was on
Matt: Ok well that was an interesting experience, not one I desire to have any time soon again
yeah I think a Gatorade bottle would work a lot better, the problem...
JP: We should get some Gatorade bottles
Matt: Well part of it too is that there's just so much so the layer the hole here with the zipper is so small
then I've got like you know another zipper or pants and like stuff under that
Matt: By the time you've got so many layers but still it's just like this thing is so bulky and bunches up and stuff
Matt: I think there's just a little hole right here
yeah here or even
JP: Right there
Matt: there's a hole there, that's so stupid
JP: That seems to be designed that way
JP: That was very entertaining, thanks Matt
Louis: That was
Matt: That was so rough
Louis: Very funny
JP: Alright well the camera's going off and Game of Thrones is coming on
*Game of Thrones theme music*
JP: I don't get this autopilot right now
Matt: Why don't we, you know what, want to just hand fly it?
Matt: There's so much light out here I feel like this has been a really long sunset
Center, N210EU, 78 miles south of Iqaluit, 9,000
Montreal Center: N210EU, Montreal Center, good day, squawk ident
JP: I was literally trying to hold that heading and it just completely changed on me
Matt: The track did?
and the wind is really really...
Matt: Yeah so I think the change in heading is primarily due to just change in magnetic variation
put in a bunch of little waypoints between here and there, pull up a navlog, and see
what it gives for the magnetic track between each of them
JP: Bearing to, this is how much it's changing,
022 then 028 then
JP: then 030
Matt: Do we have a frequency for runway lights here?
Ok, I guess on request through FSS so we just call
Iqaluit Radio, 22.2
Iqaluit Radio, N210EU
Iqaluit Radio: N210EU, Iqaluit Radio
Matt: Yes we were wondering if you could tell us if the runway lights are on and if they aren't
if you could turn them on for us, 210EU
Iqaluit Radio: Not a problem, they were off, they should be coming on now
Matt: Thank you
Montreal Center: 0EU cleared to the Iqaluit airport, visual approach Runway 34
Matt: Cleared visual approach Runway 34, Iqaluit airport, 0EU
Montreal Center: 0EU contact Iqaluit Radio now 122.2 good night
Matt: Iqaluit Radio, N210EU about 9 to the southwest for the visual 34 Iqaluit
ATC: N210EU, Iqaluit Radio, roger, 34, winds 360 at 9, altimeter 3005
Matt: 3005, copy the winds, thank you
JP: How cool is this!
Matt: This is pretty cool
Louis: Yeah this is cool
Matt: There's more people up here than I thought there would be
Matt: Iqaluit, 0EU is clear of 34
Matt: Hello? We're never gonna get out of the airport
Matt: I think she said something about a guard...
Matt: So this has been a frustrating experience, we landed about an hour ago, it was beautiful coming in,
we got this like 2 hour long sunset, I think the sun is still kind of setting on the other side of some mountains
over there, we saw the Northern Lights, fantastic!
and then we couldn't figure out how to get out of the airport so we've been running around with all our bags
for about an hour, finally figured out how to get out, now we have a taxi, we don't really have a hotel yet
it's kinda late here, we haven't eaten all day, there's probably nothing open
but we're gonna make it work, we'll figure it out, it will be great
JP: It's a mess
Matt: Yeah it's a mess but it's a fun mess and tomorrow hopefully the weather will be nice and
we'll get up early, see this place for just a little little bit and then head over to Greenland
*music from bar*