ferry pilot for DA40 across the Atlantic

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so, i did by today my first da 40 xl 2007 ... on internet. insane . i am from slovakia and i did
extensive research on the aircraft. hopefully i will receive my new toy next month
do you know some good ferry pilot to fly the plane to europe
i will not sleep for a couple of night, for sure
am i crazy


-- zsolt szabo, September 10, 2008


My friend Mark took a Cessna 210 across the Atlantic with a local guy. I can get his contact information for you. A DA40, however, is easy to put into a container because the wings come off. Unless you want to fly the Atlantic for some reason you would probably be better off taking the plane to the factory in London, Ontario and having Diamond crate it and ship it to Europe, possibly sharing a container with one of their export aircraft.

-- Philip Greenspun, September 10, 2008


You do not need a ferry pilot!

Your DA40 can have the wings taken off and the whole thing will fit in a single shipping container. I shipped one this way already. The wings are easy on and off, and if you don't skip on the packing, the plane will travel really well.

You might want to contact a fellow in Germany, whose name I will post here if it comes to me. He sells used aircraft in Germany, and specializes in Diamonds. Or, perhaps you could contact Diamond Customer support.

-- Eric Warren, September 14, 2008


You might try to get in touch with Theo Wolter in Germany. Good Luck.

-- Eric Warren, September 19, 2008

I can do it if you're not in a hurry - but not until the New Year.

-- John Jeffrey, October 30, 2008


I am hijacking this thread as I just bought a DA40, too, which eventually wants to be taken back to Europe, preferably Denmark. I can take it on the East Coast maybe up to NY or even Maine.

Any ideas on how much this trip is going to cost me?

Any ferry pilots out there who would like to do it?


-- Kai Kern, January 1, 2009


I'm a ferry pilot that can do what you need.


-- Karl Fecteau, March 4, 2009

Kai Kern,

I can diliver your Diamond too.


-- Karl Fecteau, March 4, 2009


I can be of assistance to anyone needing an aircraft ferried to Europe. I have been ferrying for a few years and have 30 Atlantic crossings with 3 Pacific Crossings. My e-mail: fastair5@hotmail.com

Cheers, David

-- David Doble, August 18, 2009