CenAm 2003-01-16

A long travel day. One hour by (school) bus from Tikal to Flores, then wait for weather, then fly to Guatemala City for fuel and lunch, then fly to Copan. The flying distance isn't so far, but the paperwork kills you.


Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/50 sec, f/2.0, ISO 50
Our luxury bus from Tikal to Flores.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
We had twenty planes. They parked us wherever they could.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/320 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
We lucked out an got a pretty spot in the garden.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
N36HW and N2059W parked in the garden at Flores.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Baha Bush Pilots parked at Flores International Airport, Guatemala.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
NOT a good day to fly.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
But we're blasting out through it anyway.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 50
On top, nice weather.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 50



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 50
Black specks floating on clouds? What ever could those be??



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 50
Down through the hole. The little black speck turned into a mountain.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/800 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Long final into Guatemala City.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Baja Bush Pilots invade Guatemala City.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 50
This is the only place I know of that uses auto fuel pumps for avgas. Busy airport; we get fuel, someone else launches.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
N2059W in Guatemala City.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Launching from Guatemala City.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Up and over the hills.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 28.8 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 28.8 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Traffic into Copan.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Keeping a watchful eye on the traffic, a little speck near the front/top of the side window.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/320 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
No traffic on my side, just hills. Pretty, near sunset.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Yippee! The runway!



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/60 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Turning to the runway at Copan.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/125 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Final!



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Landed. Copan has a nice dirt strip. They have since closed it, claiming it is too close to the ruins.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Greeting committee at Copan. Got candy?



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Pushing planes into parking spaces.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Another one lands at Copan.



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/320 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Touchdown!



Canon PowerShot G3 with Unknown 7-28mm at 7.2 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 50
Bonanza all ready for bed. Ear muffs, sunglasses and a nose ring.



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