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Mike's Pilot Log: South to South Adventure

Our routing took us straight over the city of Lima...

Felipe Solsona arrived early to take us to the microlight club at San Bartolo, where we prepared our trikes for the rest of the flying in Peru. There were quite a few club members there again, and once again we were warmly welcomed.

At 4 p.m. we took off for a flight up the coast. We intended finding a place on the beach to camp overnight.

Our routing took us straight over the city of Lima at 4500 ft. Lima is a huge city. Neither Olivier nor I have ever flown over such a large city. From the time we started flying over the built up area until it ended was 35 minutes of flying! As far as we could see in the haze in every direction were buildings, cars, roads and the occasional green patch of lawn in a park or golf course.

We selected a huge dune to land on just before sunset and taxied up as high as we could go and made camp. Huenu (read her story soon to be published on the 'News' page) who was going to be with us for a few days, really couldn't believe how amazing the flight was.


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