Posts Tagged ‘Bogota’

GPS Tracking – Bogota, Colombia to Santiago, Chile

February 7th, 2010 at 11:39 am (AST) by Jake Richter

Our Avianca flight from Bogota to Santiago was a bit bumpy right after take off, but otherwise smooth. We all caught some sleep during the four and a half hour trip. Interesting to discover was that Bogota is in Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5), while Santiago is in Atlantic Daylight time (GMT-4 less an hour for summer daylight savings since it’s summer time here in the southern hemisphere now). Bonaire and Aruba are both in Atlantic Standard Time year round.

We were met by our guide Pablo and our driver Patricio and taken to our hotel where we caught an early breakfast and then slept until noon local time. This afternoon Pablo is taking us on a three hour private tour of Santiago.

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GPS Tracking – Aruba to Bogota

February 6th, 2010 at 9:23 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

I wasn’t expecting to post anything today, but we stumbled across an American Airlines Admiral’s Club at the Eldorado Airport here in Bogota, Colombia, where they have free Internet access. It’s good to be a club member!

Didn’t do much in Aruba other than eat and relax today, and escaped just in time before the roads were closed for the Carnival Light Parade tonight.

Below is our GPS track information for the flight. The altitude tracking did not did work properly for this track, so I’m not including it (it has a maximum altitude of 8000 feet, which seems to imply that it is measuring altitude by a pressure sensor and not GPS – 8000 feet is the typical pressure of an aircraft cabin).

We leave Bogota in a couple of hours. Next stop: Santiago.