Osa’s Ark Makes First Successful S-38 Atlantic Crossing
September 2, 2010 — Osa’s Ark, a reproduction of the Sikorsky S-38, has successfully crossed the Atlantic, the first time the aircraft accomplished this feat. Tom Schrade, EAA 386077, departed Anoka, Minnesota, on a quest to fly to Berlin, Germany, for charity. Schrade left on Saturday, August 21; he says there have been three previous attempts to cross the Atlantic in an S-38, but none were successful, meaning this would be a first for the type. According to the SPOT GPS tracking of his route, he crossed Canada, Greenland, and Iceland on his way. Currently Schrade is near Dortmund, Germany, west of Berlin. His itinerary shows he will eventually end up in Zurich, Switzerland.