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HaraldG

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:

 

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Evening below Lonquimay Volcano

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

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Volcán Llaima in doubtful weather

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Cervecería Kunstmann ("Das gute Bier") near Valdivia

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Near Chaitén

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El Tepual airport, Puerto Montt

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Volcanoes, volcanoes...

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Volcán Llaima

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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!

 

HLJAMES

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Nice shots!

Thanks!

 

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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