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I am not sure if I can convince my instructor to have this music on the headsets during this flight..

 

... but at least I got the PC-21 in the air tonight. Getting out of Canaima...

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.. over the Auyan Tepui tablelands...

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... and across Lago Guri...

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... to Ciudad Guayana, where we meet the Orinoco river, the fourth largest river in the world by discharge volume of water.

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Here we reach the enormous delta of the river. It was discovered by a sailor named Christobal Colon - whilst the source of the river remained unknown until 1951.

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Hopping north to the caribic island of Trinidad...

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... and into Port of Spain.

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When I saw the title I knew there would have to be a reference to Enya, and I didn't have to wait for long.

Excellent images Gerold and some interesting information .

What amazed me was that the source wasn't discovered until 1951.

There must be countless other things waiting to be discovered in this part of the world.

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3 hours ago, Sniper31 said:

An interesting exploratory flight here Gerold. Nice choice of aircraft too! :)

Thank you Landon. I was happy to get the PC-21 started (easily), with a flightplan loaded (also easy) - and even the autopilot working (not so obvious).

 

2 hours ago, jotaedo said:

nice plane, the Americas has so much to offer...

The choice of plane was in hope for a faster toy, for this slightly longer distance...!

 

1 hour ago, Bermuda425 said:

Some red-blooded shots and dramatic music on the headset ;)

To me the music would have been relaxing, but my instructor did not let me... ???

 

1 hour ago, Captain Lars said:

Wonderful shots, Gerold. I didn't know that this song was called Orinoco flow. You never learn enough.

That is the real purpose of this forum: learning, learning, learning. I am optimistic that we can use this argument for our tax declaration one fine day!

 

3 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

When I saw the title I knew there would have to be a reference to Enya, and I didn't have to wait for long.

Excellent images Gerold and some interesting information .

What amazed me was that the source wasn't discovered until 1951.

There must be countless other things waiting to be discovered in this part of the world.

Thanks Martyn. I was also kind of surprised to read that detail. Nevertheless some indians should have discovered it long before. But nothing counts without documentation, or...?!

 

1 hour ago, Daz Kealy said:

Quality from Stillwater as always. It's a great part of the world. I flew out of Canaima in real life to Ciudad Bolivar some years ago on Avensa.

Thank you for reasing my posts, Daz. I envy your walk on Jimmie Angel´s trails, and I am sure you have seen his plane in Ciudad Bolivar as well?

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Stillwater, I apologise for my previous post being a bit short on detail. It was 1991 or 1992 and me and 2 friends flew down from Caracas for a couple of days. We just did the standard flyby of the falls in a Cessna- still to this day my only trip in a GA aircraft, but what a place to have such a trip. Flying over the tepuis was amazing. Then we headed back via Ciudad Bolivar, enjoying a night on the Orinoco River and a few cool Polar beers.

I would have loved the alternative of the 5 day walk to the falls but it truly is a "lost world" but magical to even experience it the way we did.

Have you been?

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18 hours ago, Daz Kealy said:

Stillwater, I apologise for my previous post being a bit short on detail. It was 1991 or 1992 and me and 2 friends flew down from Caracas for a couple of days. We just did the standard flyby of the falls in a Cessna- still to this day my only trip in a GA aircraft, but what a place to have such a trip. Flying over the tepuis was amazing. Then we headed back via Ciudad Bolivar, enjoying a night on the Orinoco River and a few cool Polar beers.

I would have loved the alternative of the 5 day walk to the falls but it truly is a "lost world" but magical to even experience it the way we did.

Have you been?

Nice memories you are sharing with us, Daz. And - I have not even set a foot onto the entire continent yet!

 

12 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

If they had have done Gerold there would have been a good Curry Restaurant there.

Maybe, Martyn, but what meat would be on the menu :ph34r::o?

 

11 hours ago, paulb said:

You really are exploring the area! Well done Gerold! :)

Thank you Paul!

 

10 hours ago, adambar said:

Man, you got sailing music, not flying music. :D  You need something faster to match your PC-21 Gerold. :D

No motivation for me, Adam. What about Steppenwolf?

 

4 hours ago, jean marc said:

great travel thank you Gerold 

(... but about the music choice I prefer the last one by adam :P )

Merci Jean Marc... I can not reach the dimension of your stories but I like to visit places!

 

3 hours ago, Jack Sawyer said:

I too knew exactly which song this would be and I love this song!  Great flight Gerold!

Thanks for your words, Jack!

 

2 hours ago, Iain Emms said:

Fine shots these.

cheers

Iain

Thank you Iain!

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