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Posted on March 10th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Acaí is a small fruit well known here, in Amazonia. And also loved by local people. The amazonas electric eel approached the Acaí tree. Then, a heavy discharge into de base of the tree, had some Acaí fruit, only the mature ones, departing thRead more

Going North

Posted on March 8th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Tomorrow I will start going North again. It is not a direct one, but a step one. More or less, at 60 W longitude, I will be crossing the Equator and that point will be the reference for the International Aeronautical Federation to open the mandatoRead more

Along Manaus

Posted on March 7th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Comandante Messías arrived next to my aircraft. Skinny and really kind, it was not necessary for him to introduce himself.  I already knew he was Joao´s friend. And since that first contact, no free time at all. It is really astonishing how Read more

West into Manaus

Posted on March 7th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

  Joao was at the hotel exactly at the time that we have agreed. It was at 0600 am. Santarem Sao Luis airport is about ten miles south of Santarem, and has a nice aeroclub there. The runway is a gravel one, and is plenty of gravel.Read more


Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

What a flight ! Waooooo! Again new friends and so much help at Belem.

Eduardo Solano is spaniard. He is from Pamplona, a well known city for running ahead of the bulls. With that in mind, it is easy to understand wRead more