Sunday, December 7, 2014

Final Leg - Cartagena to Bogota

Link to the flight route:,-84.5535278261045&chart=301&zoom=11&plan=A.K7.KMLB:A.K7.KFXE:G.25.844228515347765,-80.7669067879949:G.25.338895925596013,-80.27252202233869:A.K7.KEYW:G.23.411166697610053,-82.6162720224866:F.MU.VINKA:G.21.072967473258433,-86.50497435943076:A.MZ.MZBZ:G.11.549908736756471,-85.62149051456579:A.MR.MRPV:G.8.834323230812897,-81.34964038936336:A.SK.SKCG:G.6.940604627925039,-73.8686371621789:G.6.009277047390798,-73.55255154230703:A.SK.SKGY

 Panel shot with Garmin Aera being used for navigation after losing the Jeppesen database in the Skyview.  It turns out that when you pay for and load the Jeppesen database, the US Dynon database must also be purchased and used or the Jeppesen data does not work.  So as we began this leg, we lost all of the mapping functions and data.  I threw my Garmin in my gear bag at the last minute - glad I did!  After landing in Bogota, I got this straightened out and the data is back.

 Dos Amigos

 Mountains to the left

 Mountains to the right

Entering Bogota 

Lovely Diana arranged a champagne reception for us.  It doesn't get any better than that! 

Open shed style hangars are all that are available.  Andres must wax and cover his plane to keep it looking nice.  Everyone who saw the plane wanted one.  Maybe I will get to enjoy this flight again someday.  Or maybe I will just fly my plane to Columbia, Peru, and Argentina.  Machu Pichu is on my bucket list.  Maybe we could get a flight of Phoenix together for this one?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Belize to Cartagena

 Sunrise in Belize City

 Complete cloud cover entering Honduras

 Mountains of Honduras

 Dynon Skyview with Jeppesen map database.  Leaving Honduras about to enter Nicaragua.

 The Isla de Ometepe

 Andres said "OK, that's close enough!"

 Customs at Bolanos airport in San Jose, Costa Rica

 Departure from San Jose on the second day attempt.  The first try was aborted due to clouds too high to go over and too low to go under.

 Caribbean side of the Panama Canal

 Landing in Cartagena

The walled "old town" of Cartagena