Sunday, December 30, 2007

Flying over Buenos Aires

At the end of December 2007, I visited Buenos Aires, Argentina, and had the pleasure of going flying in a Robinson 44 helicopter over various parts of the city. The flight started from San Fernando (SADF) airfield and landed at AeroPark Airport downtown.

(above) Taking off from San Fernando airfield.

(above) The R-44 helicopter after landing at AeroPark Airport near downtown.

(above) Flying along the northern coast of the city (the Belgrano neighborhood), with the Rio de la Plata on the left.

(above) A cruise ship docked at the city's main port.

(above and below) Flying over the La Boca district and its famous stadium.

(above) Flying over the naval facilities, including an area where old submarines are being dismantled.

(above) Flying over the chic neighborhood of Puerto Madero.

(above) Flying along Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, you can see the Facultad de Derecho (Law School) building and to the right the Plaza Naciones Unidas (United Nations Plaza), with its circular reflecting pool which houses the Floralis Genérica, a huge mechanical flower erected by the architect Eduardo Catalano.

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