TransAtlantic Cherokee !

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This PA28 Cherokee, F-ONZY landed at Norwich, from Oban, on Saturday for fuel .... not too exciting I thought ! but whilst hanging over the fence to take a photograph or two the pilot came over and was excited that his aircraft was of interest telling me he had flown it from, I believe, Antigua, along the US east coast and via the north atlantic route heading for France !! He was wearing an Oshkosh tee shirt, so i assume he visited there on the way ! stupidly I did not ask his name or get a photo of him with his aircraft .... Am I correct in thinking that the F-O part of the registration is allocated to French Overseas registered aircraft ?? Keith :) http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/keithnewsome/DSC_5055.jpg
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Cool shot and nice plane too :)
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Think you might be right Keith and if correct, not a lot of people know that (outside of France), but I think Guadeloupe might be more accurate than Antigua. ;)
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Am I correct in thinking that the F-O part of the registration is allocated to French Overseas registered aircraft ??
Yes, you are indeed correct.......... Planemike
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Gentlemen ! Thank you all for that confirmation of my theory ! Newforest .... how can you be so accurate ?? I must say he was speaking rapidly and my ears were listening very slowly :cool: Keith :)
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Hell! You'd need patience to cross the Atlantic in that. Respect. Moggy
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Very true Moggy ! I wonder if its just a visit home and a return journey ???? Keith :)
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Am I correct in thinking that the F-O part of the registration is allocated to French Overseas registered aircraft ??
Either that or the previous owner was a fan of the 70s American comedy "Happy Days". Regarding a Cherokee crossing the Atlantic, somewhere Shelia Scott is smiling. :) Yes, I know she had a Comanche...:) . Sounds like a fun trip, it would be an adventure....Lindbergh with a GPS. A friend flew his TBM 700 to Franch for a TBM owners meet, but somehow I think a turbine would take some of the fun (and most of the stress) out of the trip.
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Gentlemen ! Thank you all for that confirmation of my theory ! Newforest .... how can you be so accurate ?? I must say he was speaking rapidly and my ears were listening very slowly :cool: Keith :)
The registered address is/was Guadeloupe. :)