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Following multiple requests from our customers, we set up a small photo gallery with pictures of some of our ferry flights done by most active pilots from 2008-2010. By no mean, these are ALL of our projects. If you need a detailed list and references, please email us for additional information.

Some of the tail numbers could not be disclosed due to owner's requests.

If you participated in one of our flight and have photos to share, please don't hesitate to send them to our main email address: info@air-ferry.com

2 Cessna Citation V Jets ferry Turkey-US Feb 2011 (pilots and ops: Curt Farley, Jim Martin, Russ Sherwood)
CJ5 ferry 2011
CJ5 ferry 2011
CJ5 ferry 2011
CJ5 ferry 2011
CJ5 ferry 2011
CJ5 ferry 2011
This project was completed in February 2011 and involved a huge logistical effort from the side of Capt Curt Farley and Jim Martin. The project involved ferry of 2 Citation V jets from Turkey to the US. The above pictures portray a fuel stop in Narsarsuaq. No problems were encoutered during these flights and all aircraft were delivered safely on time. Both aircraft are dues to be ferried back to Turkey in June 2011. Firstavia thanks Capt Curt and his co-pilots for a great work on this project.
Cessna 172SP, USA to Turkey, King Air B90 Bahamas to Czeck Republic (Sky partner: "Sky Ferry", UK. Pilot: Robert Weaver)
Navajo ferry firstavia rob weaver
navajo ferry - firstavia rob weaver
Another recent project completed by RobWeaver (CEO of Sky Ferry, UK).
Piper Navajo trans-Atlantic crossing with further flight to Thailand (pilot and ops: Robert Weaver and Sky Ferry Ltd, UK)
Navajo ferry firstavia rob weaver
navajo ferry - firstavia rob weaver
navajo ferry firstavia rob weaver
navajo ferry firstavia rib weaver
Another recent project completed by RobWeaver (CEO of Sky Ferry, UK). Rob reports 250Knots en route with 80 knots tailwinds. These images outside Ken Borek at CYFB airport demonstrate another clever and economical aircraft defrosting technique: placing aircraft in a heated hangar for an hour before the flight in order to get the oil warm and icing melted off. This option is much cheaper then leaving aircraft in the overnight hangar, thus saving you money ot the total ferry expenses.
Partenavia P68 Ferry from US to Serbia (pilots and ops: Curt Farley, Russ Sherwood, Mehul Sharma, Erick Eckman)
Partnenavia P68 ferry by Global Air Ferry / Firstavia Group LLC
Partnenavia P68 ferry by Global Air Ferry / Firstavia Group LLC
Partnenavia P68 ferry by Global Air Ferry / Firstavia Group LLC
Partnenavia P68 ferry by Global Air Ferry / Firstavia Group LLC
Partnenavia P68 ferry by Global Air Ferry / Firstavia Group LLC
Partnenavia P68 ferry by Global Air Ferry / Firstavia Group LLC
This project was completed in Aug 2010 and involved 2 months preparation, including inspection by a certified P68 engineer and flight crew. Ferry project was leaded by Curt Farley with the help of several pilots . Despite some mechanical and weather-related problems we encountered en route, the aircraft was safely delivered to its owner in Serbia. It was a great experience flying this beautiful Italian bird!
Cessna 337H ferry from US to France (pilots and ops: Curt Farley, Russ Sherwood)
Cessna 337 ferry by Global Air Ferry
Cessna 337 ferry by Global Air Ferry
This project was completed in October 2009 and involved a couple of months of meticulous flight planning prep due to aircraft age and harsher weather conditions throughout the North Atlantic crossing in October. We had a short delay due to unpredictable weather (icing and snowfall). Despite that, this gorgeous classic C337 was safely delivered to its owner.
Diamond DA42 Ferry from US to UK (pilots and ops: Derek Butler, Russ Sherwood)
DA42 FERRY GLOBAL AIR FERRY FIRSTAVIA GROUP LLC
DA42 FERRY GLOBAL AIR FERRY FIRSTAVIA GROUP LLC
DA42 FERRY GLOBAL AIR FERRY FIRSTAVIA GROUP LLC
DA42 FERRY GLOBAL AIR FERRY FIRSTAVIA GROUP LLC
This project was undertaken by young flight instructors with quite a few hours on DA42, thanks to to their previous DA42 fligh time from China. DA42's diesel engines are among the most economical in the industry, so no modifications, such as ferry tank installation, were needed. However, since the flight was conducted in winter (via Greenland and Iceland), we had to load it with all the survival equipment we could find, including special thermal dry suits (show on the picture above), which pilots had to wear all the time throughout the over-the-water portion of the flight.
Cessna 401 Ferry from the US to the UK (Tail: N335TM. Pilots and ops: Russ Sherwood, Mike Posluzny)
Cessna 401 ferry by Global Air Ferry
Cessna 401 ferry by Global Air Ferry
This was a fairly easy project involving just a couple of days of North Atlantic crossing in summer. The weather en route was very favorable, with some good tailwinds. A reliable Cessna 401made this flight a sheer pleasure. Aircraft was delivered by Mike on time and within the budget.
Piper Seminole Ferry from the US to Bulgaria (pilots and ops: Russ Sherwood, Mike Posluzny)
Piper Seminole ferry by Global Air Ferry
Piper Seminole Ferry by Global Air Ferry
A very successful project, both from the flight experience and budgets viewpoints. Seminole required an additional internal soft fuel tank, installed by our partners in the US. Aircraft was delivered to its new flight school operator on time and within the budget.
Cessna 172 ferry from the US to Poland (pilot and ops: Dan Carey, Russ Sherwood)
Cessna 172 ferry by Global Air Ferry
Cessna 172 ferry by Global Air Ferry
This was a rather brave project. Undertaken by Dan Carey, it required installation of a soft ferry fuel tank (internal) and quite a lot of detailed flight planning due to many fuel stops and a poor 100LL availability in the Eastern European territory. However, thanks to talented piloting and favorable weather en route, this airplane was delivered on time and within the budget.
Cessna Citation CJ1 ferry from the US to China (Pilots and ops: Joe Moran, Russ Sherwood, Mike Posluzny)
Cessna Citation ferry by Global Air Ferry
Cessna Citation ferry by Global Air Ferry
This is also one of the older projects, undertaken in 2008. Citation CJ1 delivery by Joe Moran from the US to a new flight school in the People's Republic of China. Flight was conducted via the Russian airspace, which required Russ Sherwood's and Mike Posluzny's involvement and quite a lot of paperwork. Aircraft was delivered with a little delay (due to unpredictability of the Chinese and Russian airspace bureaucracies) but mostly within the budget.
IL62 ferry from Estonia to Russia (pilots and ops: Mike Posluzny, Joe Moran, Russ Sherwood)
IL62 ferry by Global Air Ferry
IL62 ferry by Global Air Ferry
This project was one of our first Russian "classics" ferry flights, involving Russian aviation veteran Mike Posluzny. Fortunately, IL62 did not require much prep for a Moscow -Tallinn route, However, the amount of export paperwork involved was rather intimidating. With the help of our friends in Russian Ilyushin Bureau and FAVT (equivalent to the FAA) we finally managed to power through the obstacles and deliver this beauty on time and within the budget. We would like to thank Viktor Dobrostanov from IB for his help and support.
C172R and C172P ferry from Tasmania(Australia) to Bali (Pilots and ops: Paul Fodor, Russ Sherwood, Malcolm Paulton)
c172 ferry by Global Air Ferry
c172 ferry by Global Air Ferry
c172 ferry by Global Air Ferry
c172 ferry by Global Air Ferry
One of the recent delivery projects for a large privately-owned flight academy in Indonesia. This flight was probably one of the most scenic ones with the views to die for! Initially, we delivered 2 C172P/R aircrafts from the Western Australia and Tasmania via darwin and the Eastern Indonesian islands. This journey required a very tedious prep due to unpredictable weather en route, complete lack of 100LL fuel and terrible air traffic control function. Most of the fuel had to be ordered and delivered to our stop-over points in advance by a truck or a sea ferry. Flight took 4 days. Despite these difficulties, both aircrafts were delivered on time and within the budget. We would like to thank FS administrator Pak Sayuran (in the picture above) for his help with the logistical problems.
XL2 ferry from Malaysia to Indonesia (Pilos and ops: Russ Sherwood, Denis Boisonette, Edmond Fung)
SR22 ferry by Global Air ferry
SR22 ferry by Global Air Ferry
SR22 ferry by Global Air ferry
SR22 ferry by Global Air ferry
This project involved a very complex naviagtion around various buraocratic obstacles to get these two US-built light training aircraft to Indonesia. 3 Liberty XL2 trainers were initially disassembled in their mother-factory in Florida, US, then shipped in 2 40-foot containers to Johor Baru in Malaysia, then re-assembled by Liberty Aerospace engineers and flown by a crew of 3 pilots via Singapore to their final base in Lombok, Indonesia. The trip took 2 days and approx 17 hours of flight time per aircraft.
 
SR22 ferry from Java to Florece (Pilos and ops: Russ Sherwood)
SR22 ferry by Global Air ferry
SR22 ferry by Global Air Ferry
This project involved an American-built but Australian owned SR22 delivery from Darwin, Australia to Lombok, Indonesia. This aircraft was designated for a new Indonesian charter/air-taxi company. Fortunately, due to fantastic SR22 safety features and avionics system, as well as range capability of over 800nm, we didn't have to face nowhere near as many problems as with the previous C172 flights. This delivery took only 2 days and was executed on time and within the budget.
King Air B90 ferry from China to the US (Pilots and ops: Mike Posluzny and Russ Sherwood)
King Air ferry by Global Air Ferry
King Air ferry by Global Air Ferry
A very demanding project, involving copious amounts of paperwork and flight planning, since the delivery was made through the Russian airspace via Siberia and Alaska. However, with a competent help of Russ and Mike, who speak very good Russian, we managed to get this done a day faster then originally anticipated and within the allocated budget.

 

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