Pasión por volar, pasión por la vida

The Artik Project, a real journey

Dear friend, we are Pablo Peláez and Carlos Gosálbez and we invite you to fly with us from Robledillo (Guadalajara) to the Arctic region, letting our light Maule take us there to feel the wilderness, verify the changes undergone by climate, plants and animals there, and ask its traditional inhabitants, the Cree, the Inuit, people who have lived there for generations and retain ancient wisdom, what their feelings are, how they interpret it…

You will fly with us to the international scientific research stations where we will talk to the people in charge, learn what they are doing, what their findings are, what hypothesis they are working with, where the conclusions point to. This is a REAL TRIP, a SHARED JOURNEY. Welcome aboard.

Actually, this is Carlos’ journey. After years dreaming with it, he is now returning to the lands that shaped him into a pilot back in 1972, when he flew his DC-3 for Hydro Québec. It was then that he came into contact with the Cree, and learned to love those untamed regions, to love the local nature.


I, Pablo, a traveller and adventurer in heart, help him make his dream come true because I feel the emotional drive that moves his will, because we are bonded by the camaraderie built through flying in airlines, by mutual respect, by our genuine friendship.

We can’t wait to start realizing this personal dream of Carlos, which became true, feasible, when his son Raúl Gosálbez and myself purchased the Maule aircraft that had belonged to the Madrid Polytechnic University for 20 years. More than 3,000 students of Aeronautics have piloted it in familiarization flights. Raúl is waiting for us in Vancouver to take over and organize a second expedition next year.

In this week, weather permitting and provided Digitalmeteo gives us the go-ahead, we have scheduled a press conference and a formation takeoff with planes from the Guadalajara Aeroclub that will escort us for the first few miles in an aeronautical farewell motion.

We will leave RBM (Robledillo de Mohernando in aviation terms) to fly to the Arctic, tell you our experiences, and, for a month, bring you those lands and their people to your computer and to your conscience. Remember, this week, at RBM. You will have to get up early, but we will appreciate having you there, having your energy that we will take with us to theArctic as a shelter. We will keep you informed…

A thought: Some time ago I read in the Kabbalah that if the primary goal when we make use of our capabilities, the primary goal of our actions, is the Common Good, then we will experience real joy and satisfaction. In this venture, the resultant personal gain, regardless of its nature, is an ethically natural consequence that contributes to strengthening our health, freedom and capabilities in a constant process of positive creation of shared reality.

We want to give the best of ourselves for friendship and for our Mother Earth. Will you join us?


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