Last night we left Detroit and flew to Orlando where we switched to a 767 and added a third pilot and then flew 8.30 hours to summer! [Which in this case would be Sao Paulo, Brazil]. It was a mostly gorgeous night flight down. The air was mainly smooth and there weren’t a lot of thunderstorms to deal with en route.
We flew down the Bahamas and over Puerto Rico before flying to the west of the islands curving southeast from Puerto Rico, before coasting into South America just east of Venezuela. From there it was directly south into Brazil and over the Amazon rain forest, by Brasilia, and into Sao Paulo.
Summer isn’t great in Sao Paulo today. Overcast, rainy, and the high is in the upper 70’s. If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was in Michigan!