On a recent trip to Ushuaia, Argentina I missed the opportunity to fly at the end of the world. I waited too long to make a scenic flight on the passenger seat and the wind was too strong when I finally planned the flight. The day before, I was warned that they wouldn´t fly if the wind reached 30 kt. Wow 30 kt! Holy cow, but I guess you gotta have a high wind tolerance to get any flying down south. The day I had planned to fly the wind was 36 kt gusting to 56 kt. No arguing from my side… I can only imagine how gusting 56 kt wind feels when flying in between the mountain peaks. Thanks, but not thanks! I guess I will keep this on my bucket list and use it as a reason to come back.
Check out the Aeroclub Ushuaia building and note the wind sack.