FLYIN' CLIMATE CHANGE
Patagonia Alaska is a non-profit organization. The mission is give 'wings for science' to promote enviromental care and experimental aviation.
Join the first Scientific Aero-Expedition project connecting the America's with an Experimental Aircraft
Patagonia Alaska project started in 2012 with the design, construction and flying of an Experimental Aircraft.
It took around 7 years of hard work and learning.
The total performance RV7 'Correcaminos' become airborne in August 2021 in middle of the pandemia.
In April 2022 Patagonia Alaska made the first scientific aero-expedition down to the southern most city of the world, Ushuaia.
In June 2022 "Corre" flew up to the northern most region of America, Alaska.
Corre is equipped with an Aethalometer prividing accurate data in real-time about Black Carbon concentration.
It has been demonstrated that lightweight aircrafts can provide valuable information for science and help Planet care, for a fraction of the impacts associated with large airborne platforms.
Patagonia Alaska hopes this campaigns make a positive impact and serve as a symbol to inspire following dreams and thinking positive, a change in the relation between science and experimental aviation paradigm.
Black Carbon pollution research
The incomplete combustion of fuels containing carbon (such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas, wood and other biomasses) results in the emission of aerosols. These tiny particles pollute the air and are harmful to people’s health. One of these emissions is soot, known by its scientific name: Black Carbon (BC). It is inert and can be transported over great distances. It is also highly absorbent to sunlight, which is the reason for its name, it has a very black appearance.
Planet Earth is getting warmer. Black Carbon is the second most important climate forcer after CO2 and the first indicator for air quality. Millions of people worldwide suffer from air pollution. The sea level is rising fast. Biomass burning, transport and industry emit large amounts of Black Carbon into the air.
We can act if we know the problem.
Main Partners in the first Flyin' Climate Change Project
Patagonia Alaska is very thanksful for the support of friends, partners, and many people who helped during project preparation. Thank all these people and companies for their positive attitude and belief in this great nature-friendly aviation and human adventure.