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Some GA flying in Southern Chile

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Ah, the Southern Summer! While it's cold and humid in Europe, our hobby gives us the opportunity to enjoy warm and bright days at the other side of the world - I came to Chile with my DC-6 - and memories of a real world trip there...

I choose an old but reliable C 185 for my trip:




Evening below Lonquimay Volcano



Can't resist still to use Temuco's old Maquehe airport. Volcán Llaima in the background



Volcán Llaima in doubtful weather



Cervecería Kunstmann ("Das gute Bier") near Valdivia





Near Chaitén



El Tepual airport, Puerto Montt



Volcanoes, volcanoes...





Volcán Llaima



Andes in the evening - landing at Rancagua








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Summer sweet summer :smile:


Yes... you have summarized my whole post. Thanks Chris!

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Just landed at El Tepaul....That was fun......Take off at Maquehue airport in Tamuco over to Llaima volcanoe turn south and follow the volcanoes to Puerto Montt!



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Nice shots!



I love this part of the world!


Thanks, me too!


... follow the volcanoes ...


Thanks HL. Yes, at this classic route Temuco-Puerto Montt, the volcanoes stand there like a pearl chain. Llaima - Sollipulli - Villarrica - Quetrupillán - Lanín (at Argentinian territory) - Choshuenco - Puyehue - Osorno - Puntiagudo - Calbuco. If you take a little loop to south, Yates, Hornopirén, Chaitén will follow. I made this trip by car nine years ago, it was magnificent. Imagine you drive through a landscape like in northern Switzerland, and then suddenly a volcano stands there and smokes at day and lights red at night... for an European, this is sometimes quite surreal... But the best thing: I flew from Santiago to Temuco as passenger of a B737-200, built 1979 - just great. I wish I could get there just another time.



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