In the bush, there’s a slight catch 22. You have to be slightly fit, to become fit. Not having a flight to do that day I decided it would be good to go for a jog as I haven’t done an exorbitant amount of cardio and the effect of the daily fresh bread’s impact on my waistline was lingering in the back of my mind. I was joined by the director’s daughter who is definitely more fit as she recently completed a three-day MTB race. Out here we also always try to move in groups, so I was glad someone with more experience in this environment could join me. Continue reading “Getting chased up a sausage tree by an elephant”
The aircraft has been prepped and the day has finally arrived for me to head to the bush. I routed via Jeki airfield, Lower Zambezi, to pick up an Australian couple who would join us at Tafika, Luangwa Valley. It was a quick sprint from Lusaka to Jeki in the cool morning air as the new engine still required to be operated at high power settings for the run in. The take-off out of Jeki, I thought would be a rather interesting one. I had eight people’s luggage, two of them that were missed on a connecting flight and a short (860m useable) runway. Continue reading “En route Base-camp : Tafika 12 51.317′ S 31 59.812′ E”
So I’ve been told that the airlaw exams can sometimes be a tricky one to pass over here. But not for the reasons you might think. They are not too difficult to pass, but one just hopes that the person marking your paper aligns the memorandum correctly. In spectacular bureaucracy fashion, I went all out and wrote word for word what they required for the open book section. It left me writing 5 full pages and a slight carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist.
I have flown the last year and a half in Namibia, and as that time has come to an end I will be writing on the adventures I encounter in the beautiful country of Zambia for the next 6 months! A Namibian blog post will slip through every now and again, as it was an extremely good experience. Unfortunately, at peak season it would have been impossible to maintain a blog as it was horrendously busy.
I anticipated that I might only leave mid-April as our ridiculously efficient CAA was in charge of issuing my license before I could be let loose on my journey. Surprisingly the Gods must have aligned the stars as the favour I had asked CAA to expedite the issuing of my license had come true!