Argentina is calling…
Flight Culture in Argentina
8 – 20 April 2023
If you’ve been on our trips before you’ll know they’re an awful lot of fun and about more than just the flying. Well, Argentina is different; you’ll fly your socks off out there and it’s all about the flying! There isn’t anywhere in the world where you can guarantee flyable conditions but central Argentina is pretty close to it. We won’t take complete beginners but if you’ve done a few biggish flights before joining us, you’ll be fine. This is an opportunity to get two solid weeks of flying under your belt and on returning to the UK, you’ll be all over the spring conditions.
Argentina is a vast, diverse and beautiful country. It stretches from Bolivia to the Antarctic, almost every climate can be found somewhere on Argentinian soil. We’ll introduce you to the culture and history, eat outstanding local food and (of course) drink some of their amazing wine.
The area that we will be visiting is just north-west of central Argentina. We’ll meet in the city of Cordoba and from there we’ll head into the Central Sierras to a small town called La Cumbre. We’ll be staying in luxury cottages with a communal swimming pool. The nearest flying site is the incredible Cuchi Corral which looks down on an unspoiled plain and next to the landing field is a bar and a river that is very good for swimming. There are lots of large birds of prey that like to play here, including Condors.
Our next stop is Nono, further along the central Sierras. Here the mountains become more rugged and there is a much wilder feel. The town of Nono is small and quite eclectic with a number of art studios and modern bars along side much more traditional places. While here we’ll be staying at cottages that can reached with a small XC flight.
The flying site, Traslasierra is just breath taking with higher mountains behind. The scenery really defies description and this is probably my favourite flying site anywhere in the world.
All of your meals are included unless we eat out which we’ll do on 2 evenings. We’ll introduce you to asado, the Argentinian style of bar-b-q and have a local chef who will be doing all our cooking.
When you arrive at Cordoba airport you will be met by one of our team. If you arrive on the Saturday (8th), you’ll be taken directly to our cottage accommodation in La Cumbre. If you arrive a day or 2 early I’ll be out there and can get you a room in the hotel that I’ll be using in Cordoba and will be happy to show you the beautiful city.
Both of these sites offer amazing flying opportunities; many people who’ve been with us make their first cross country flights here. For those who’ve flown XC before, personal bests are quite common. All that said, this is not a difficult place to fly and suits a wide range of piloting ability. If you’re looking to complete your bhpa Club Pilot, we can do that out there.
We will explore both the theory and practice of thermic flying in more depth with you whilst we are away. Learning to thermal is an endless journey. We can work from your level and you will notice improvements in your flying as you practice under our guidance. Once you are thermalling happily, should conditions be favorable, we could look into taking you cross country. If you’re more experienced, 100 + Km XC’s are achievable.
Some of you may well have flown cross country in the past, some of you will not. The sites we fly in Argentina are not close to controlled airspace, they are big, with friendly thermals and a lot of potential. We have retrieve drivers to pick you up when you land.
In addition to being good for XC’s the sites themselves are breathtakingly beautiful. Playing with thermals can be a lot of fun; we will introduce you to them progressively.
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