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Ushuaia to Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

Posted on November 20th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

Today, November 20 at 1321 UTC Captain Gordillo departed Ushuaia and is now flying to Comodoro Rivadavia. As of this writing, he is making a very good speed of over 160 knots and flying a route that takes him along the east coast of Argentina. MiRead more

Departure from Ushuaia Rescheduled

Posted on November 19th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

Captain Michel Gordillo reports to Sky Polaris HQ that the weather is bad around his present position in Ushuaia, Argentina and icing is present. The Sky Polaris RV-8 is not equipped to prevent icing and therefore Michel can't take off. The plane is Read more

Sky Polaris – Northbound Tomorrow

Posted on November 18th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

After having flown south from Madrid toward the South Pole for weeks, Captain Michel Gordillo is ready to point the RV-8's nose northbound.  Tomorrow, November 19, 2016 he plans to depart Ushuaia, Argentina and fly to Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina Read more

Ushuaia, Argentina

Posted on November 11th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

Michel, never one to rest and reflect on his last accomplishment of flying across the entire continent of Antarctica, departed Marambia at 1400 UTC and flew the "short" leg from Marambio, Antarctica to Ushuaia, Argentina. The decision to do this wRead more

Marambio Finally! – Sky Polaris has Landed

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

He is on the downwind. Now on base leg. Turning final..... He has landed! Touchdown at 1544 UTC After flying for over 21 hours battling headwinds, turbulence, un-forecasted winds and weather, flying as high as 11,000 feet and as low as 10Read more