WorldViews: Dry from the sky: How a bird’s-eye view drives home the extent of Sao Paulo’s drought

By Dom Phillips, November 18, 2014

ATIBAIA, Brazil --  It didn’t matter that I had flown in a micro-light aircraft with Dutch oil engineer Wilfred Van Beek once before, or that I remembered just how abruptly the trike — as pilots call it - would lurch up of the dirt runway into the air. I still clenched up with fear under its giant wing, feeling horribly exposed. Just a seatbelt around my waist, my feet on a metal stirrup, a propeller whirring just inches behind me. Above, below, and around me only sky.

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