Costs

The Aztec burns about 29 gallons per hour on average.  It burns about 36 gph on climb and around 29gph at cruise at 8,000 feet.  Across the North Atlantic we flew at 14,000 and 15,000 feet at which altitude we burned about 23 gph.  I converted the charges from the currency of the country into U.S. Dollars at the rate of exchange at the time of the trip.  The Charges Paid @ Airport includes Handling, Take-Off, Landing, Parking, Customs, Navigation, Airport Tax, Passenger Fee and Baggage Fees.  We stayed in each city in Europe and Africa about 3 days.  Eurocontrol & Other Billed Charges are charges for which I received a bill when I got home.  There were various bills for Landing, Navigation and Communication.  These were all separate bills.  I received two bills from Eurocontrol for use of the Air Traffic Control System.  These charges alone totaled $1,524.06.  The Eurocontrol bill payment had to be wired to Brussels and sent in ECU's, which is the predecessor to the Euro, which does not exist yet.  The major banks can take care of the wiring of the funds in ECU's.

If you would like to have a copy of the complete spreadsheet breakdown of all of the charges, please send me email at arthur@arandagroup.com and I will email it to you.

Airport Flight Time To Fuel Cost per U.S. Gallon Charges Paid @ Airport Eurocontrol & Other Billed Charges Total
Presque Isle Me. (US) 3.5 $2.05      
Sept Isle QB, Canada 1.5 $2.44      
Kuujjuaq, QB, Canada 3.2 $2.87      
Iqaluit, NWT, Canada 2.5 $1.72      
Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland 2.9 $6.86 $90.50   $90.50
Reykjavik, Iceland 5.2 $2.69 $146.71   $146.71
Wick, Scotland 4.1 $4.47 $57.38 $148.33 $205.71
Norrkoping, Sweden 2.6 $2.10   $229.08 $229.08
Helsinki, Finland 2.1 $3.55   $29.78 $29.78
Tallinn, Estonia 0.5   $50.04   $50.04
Helsinki, Finland 0.4 $3.55 $206.83   $206.83
Bornholm, Denmark 3.1 $2.81 $29.67 $68.63 $98.30
Templehof Berlin, Germany 1.4 $5.33 $227.68 $44.85 $272.53
Prague, Czech Republic 1.1 $3.29 $133.00 $39.44 $172.44
Krakow, Poland 1.6 $3.80 $145.61 $30.91 $176.52
Budapest, Hungary 1.5 $3.02 $100.98 $34.11 $135.09
Pisa, Italy 3.5 $5.78 $92.37 $100.34 $192.71
Perpignon, France 2.6 $4.55 $8.65 $97.30 $105.95
Granada, Spain 3.4 $4.51 $29.22 $102.54 $131.76
Marrakech, Morocco 3.1 $2.19 $79.19 $20.57 $99.74
Lisbon, Portugal 3.5 $2.47 $123.57 $28.93 $152.50
Toulouse, France 4.0 $4.45 $22.42 $123.54 $145.96
Reims, France 2.6     $94.75 $94.75
Lille, France 0.7     $19.69 $19.69
Reims, France 0.8 $4.50   $19.69 $19.69
Ostende, Belgium 1.1 $4.81 $34.97 $33.11 $68.08
Biggin Hill- London, England 0.9     $36.66 $36.66
Edinburgh, Scotland 2.0 $5.83 $152.24 $193.89 $346.13
Wick, Scotland 1.0 $4.47 $67.05 $57.78 $124.83
Reykjavik, Iceland 4.4 $2.69   $144.09 $144.09
Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland 5.2 $6.86 $90.50 $33.84 $124.34
Iqaluit, NWT Canada 3.3 $1.72      
Wabush, QB Canada 4.8 $2.92      
Mont Joli, QB Canada 2.0 $2.74      
Manchester, NH (US) 2.9 $2.17      
Nashua, NH (US) 0.1        
Northeast Phila. 2.1        
Other Internat'l Communication Charges       $43.16 $43.16
           
TOTAL 91.2   $1,888.58 $1,775.01 $3,663.59
        Approx Fuel $12,673.00
        Grand Total $16,336.59