Departing in early November from California we traveled across the southern US to Florida. Thence south via Puerto Rico, the Caribbean island chain, across northern Brazil to Salvador, state of Bahia. Then, following the coastline to Argentina, we crossed the Andes at Bariloche flying back north via Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.This trip took 58 days and we covered 15,500 Nautical Miles.
Departed on November 3
Long Beach, California
Kissimee & Pompano Beach, Florida
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Martinique, West Indies
Grenada, Greater Antilles
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Belem, Itaparica, Salvador (Bahia), Porto Seguro, Ilehus, Itabuna, Rio de Janeiro, Florianapolis & Porto Alegre, Brazil
Buenos Aires, (also went to Iguazu Falls, Mar del Plata, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego), Bariloche, Argentina
Puerto Montt, Vina del Mar, Arica, Chile
Arequipa, Cuzco, Machu Pichu and Lima, Peru
Cali & Cartagena, Colombia
Grand Cayman, BWI
Key West, Florida, flying over Cuba ; Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona and returned back to California on December 28th.
The trip was documented with extensive photography and 12 hours of video from which a 3-hour aviation movie and a 1-hour abridged movie were recently produced. Upon returning, I wrote and published an extensive manuscript and from its excerpts, composed several articles.
Click here for a link to the manuscript (561KB HTML)
Following are some other documents concerning this trip:
Arrival in Buenos Aires (35 KB HTML) A flight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Flight from Baltimore, USA to Guayaquil, Ecuador (70 KB HTML) flight via Florida, Grand Cayman & Panama
Around the world Survival kit (45 KB HTML) list from Horst Ellenberger, Nuremburg, Germany
Maintenance Equipment to take on a major trip (27 KB HTML)
Transoceanic/Intercontinental Trip Survival Kit (35 KB HTML) Details of survival items taken along on major trips
A flight through the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (29KB HTML)
A L A S K A (54 KB HTML) Document in SPANISH describing the Summer trip by Argentinean pilots to Alaska, by Dr. Carlos Korte
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