It is not inconceivable that a new shipping link between Montevideo and the Falkland Islands could soon be established following a week's visit to the Islands by 3 representatives of the large International Wool Processing Company ?CHARGEURS'.
Argentine pilot Martin Rappallini took off in his 5 seater Piper Aerostar aircraft from Port Stanley Airport at 4-15 local time, heading for Comodoro Rivadavia (and not Punta Arenas as wrongly reported in LA NACION newspaper), refusing to exchange his remaining Falkland Islands currency for dollars, as he insisted that he 'will return to the Islands again one day to use the money'.
Martín Rappallini, el argentino de 49 años que este miércoles a primera hora de la tarde aterrizara con su bimotor Piper Aerostar en el aeropuerto de Stanley dijo que había cumplido una ambición con la que había soñado desde que obtuviera su licencia de piloto en 1980. No se sintió disuadido por vientos cruzados de 60 grados, y dijo estar mentalmente preparadodespués del cruce de tres horas desde Punta Arenas en Chile.
The two daughters of the intrepid Argentine pilot, 49 year old Martin Rappallini who flew his small Piper Aerostar to the Falklands on Wednesday, have talked of their delight at visiting Port Stanley.
The controversial Argentine pilot, 49 year old Martin Rappallini spent all of Thursday in the Falklands viewing 3 species of penguins, including the rare King Penguins at Volunteer Point. Accompanied by his 2 daughters Maria Eliana and Maria Paula they took numerous photographs of the penguins while also admiring the beautiful scenary at the special wild-life area. The overland journey took 7 hours in all, much of the trip over boggy grass track.