After a short rest in Chapeco, I picked up 5 passengers bound for Tydeo Larre Borges Intl, in Paysandu, Uruguay which is 422nm to the south west. There’s about 80,000 people living there, and the city has been around since the 1750s. The weather appears to be clear at Paysandu, and the temperatures are back in the 30s (C).
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At Londrina I picked up a load of medical supplies headed for Chapeco, about 250nm further south. Another city with over 200,000 inhabitants. Weather at both locations is calm. It’s obvious I am slowly moving away from the equator again, as temperatures are down to the low 20s (in C).
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I filled up the Lear as far as I could at Jatai for the remainder of the flight to Londrina. Londrina has more than 500,000 inhabitants, so it’s another visit to a big city. It was still raining in both locations, but at least there were no thunderstorms nearby.
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At Nova Xavantina I picked up a good paying load of cargo bound for Londrina. However, since this is a flight of over 500nm and my tanks are only 33% full there’s no way I am going to make it. So I scheduled a stop in Jatai, which is in the right direction and has fuel. With over 100,000 inhabitants it’s one of the bigger cities I’ve visited in a while.
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After arriving at Santana Do Araguaia I was able to pick up some cargo bound for Nova Xavantina, about 350nm south. According to the Portugese wikipedia there were villages there when the Spanish arrived, which were abandoned after “all gold had been poached”. After that the area was only reinhabited in the 1940s. Sounds strange indeed.
Weather at departure is expected to be clear, 35C(!), and almost no wind. Weather at Nova Xavantina is rainy, 31C, with thunderstorms moving in later (hopefully after I’ve left again), and almost no wind.
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I didn’t stay long at Carajás Airport, but instead took onboard another four passengers, bound for Santana Do Araguaia. The soupy weather was still around.
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After picking up the four passengers in Itaituba, we set off for Carajás Airport, which serves the Carajás Mine. Weather at Itaituba is still foggy, but it looks like it’s clearer at Carajás.
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