Press Release June 10, 2001 (JST)

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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - Japan world tour pilots are crossing the northern territories of Canada.  

Fairbanks/PAFA -> Yellowknife/CYZF. Two Mirage crews landed Yellowknife at 21:00 June 9 by local time (Noon June 10 JST = 03:00 June 10 UTC). They were greeted by the Bonanza A-36 crew from Seattle and AOPA-Japan secretary Ms. Hatanaka, who flew on an airliner. They will spend two nights at Yelloknife, then head for Kuujjuaq/CYVP. A Pilatus PC-12 from Idaho will join them on June 10 local time.   Flight Plan June 10, 2001 (JST)

Fairbanks/PAFA and Yellowknife/CYZF have magnetic variation of 25 deg East. At Fairbanks time after sunset to sunrise is 2 hours 35 minutes. At Yellowknife it's 4h13min.
Their waypoint after Yellowknife had been Iqaluit/Hologishu/CYFB. They had a gas tank accident at Iqaluit where airlines serve. Its latitude is N63deg45min, the magnetic variation of 36deg west.
Baker Lake/CYBK waypoint was removed because its runway is dirt, so is the one at Kulusuk/BGBW in Greenland.
Planned route: Yellowknife/CYZF -> Lankin Inlet/CYRT (refuel) -> Kuujjuaq/CYVP (overnight stay) -> Narsarsuak/BGBW(Greenland) --------------------------------

Flight information web is :   (text by K. Shimada/AOPA-Japan)

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