Around the world in Cessna 182

November 20, 2003
Punta Arenas, Chile (SCCI) to Rio Grande, Argentina (SAWE)

Originally, this flight was supposed to be via Tierra del Fuego (which meant that I would fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to the tip of the continent and then back to Rio Grande, Argentina). However, since I've changed my flight plan, and decided to go to Antarctica, which means I will be passing by that region anyway; there was no point in doing it now.

As I was able to start my flight relatively early today, I got really great look at the Strait of Magellan during the daylight. This whole area really seems like a great place to visit, so that just got bumped up towards the top of my list of things to do in the next few years (not in the Cessna though). Without the tip of the continent detour, this was a very short flight, as a matter of fact, probably the shortest flight of the whole around the world trip.

Even though I did not fly over the tip of the continent, I did actually go over Tierra del Fuego, which is the island south of the Strait of Magellan (and that is where the town of Rio Grande is located). I managed to get some really nice shots of the area despite some low clouds.

My flight was over low lands and it was rather short, so I chose to stay at 6,000 ft keeping the heading of 98.

Leaving Punta Arenas

Crossing the Strait of Magellan

Tierra del Fuego

Final approach to Rio Grande, Argentina
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Last updated Sun October 26 2003