Flight Date: 14/06/2022

Departed From: Chibougamau, Quebec (CYMT)
Overnighting at: Iqaluit, Nunavut (CYFB)
Fuel Stop(s): Schefferville, Quebec (CYKL)
Distance Flown: 956NM
Flight Time: 6.5hrs

Made it to ‘place of many fish’

What a day… we left civilized Quebec behind us this morning. After a 2.6 hr flight, fueling up in Shefferville was a first ‘in the north’ experience. After we filled the plane up with fuel by hand pump, we got a ride to visit the local guesthouse. The hostess, Carol, picked us up and even fed us lunch. She was extremely friendly, especially considering that we we were supposed to stay with her on Sunday night and then maybe even on Monday night. Both nights we didn’t make it because of the weather. Raymond liked the living room area of the guesthouse very much. See pictures.

After lunch, Carol brought us back to the airport and off we went for another 3.5 hrs flight pretty much due north. This flight I didn’t look forward to very much. It has large stretches over freezing water. The first hour of this flight, my heart rate was easily 90-100 bpm. I distracted myself from these worries by listening to an audio-book and preparing for the approach into Iqaluit. The tactic worked since my heart rate gradually declined to a pretty normal 60 bpm.

Leg 1: Chibougamau-Chapais to Schefferville

Fuel stop: Schefferville with real ‘bush flying’ experience… hand-pumping avgas from a barrel


Leg 2: Schefferville to Iqaluit

First sight of icy waters..and the northern tundra


A little celebration at the local Storehouse


ATIS CYMT: 010@7, SKC, >9SM, R04 ATIS CYKL: 4SM, Haze, 7500SCT, 9700BKN, 010@6, DA2600 ATIS CYFB: 140@4, 30SM, 4000FW, 7000SCT, 21000BKN Leg 1: First half was VMC on top at 11000, second part was deviating left and right for Isolated Thunderstorms (in development) at 13000 Leg 2: VMC on top for the first hour and then clear skies all the way to Iqaluit

Special Remarks

‘place of many fish’; French: [i.ka.lu.it]) is the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, its largest community, and its only city. It was known as Frobisher Bay from 1942 to 1987, after the large bay on the coast on which the city is situated.

5 Responses

    1. Bedankt Nonkel. Goed om weten. Waarschijnlijk meer nodig om mijn gevoelens te gemoederen en ook voor het weer natuurlijk!

  1. Looking good, you two! It’s nice to hear you are heading to places north. Enjoy the stunning landscapes and keep the photos and commentary coming!


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