Category Archives: Adventure

Captain’s Log – July 28 2018 – Garamba Celebrates 80 Years as National Park

Last month, Cher and I thought we should take an opportunity to get on one of our flights up to Garamba National Park before friends left at the end of their job contract there, so we went up for a … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-Dec. 26, 2017- Okapi Reserve Aerial Survey

We were recently asked to do the annual aerial survey of The Okapi Reserve and just got it in before the end of the year.  This was a real training time as we changed observer crews each flight to test … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-May 15, 2016-Chimp Rescue-More Fun Than A Plane Full of Chimpanzees

It is always interesting to be reminded of things that I should have written down, but didn’t, so when an NBC crew recently reminded me of a very interesting day I had back in 2009 I decided it was worth … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-20 March 2016-Ndruna New Testament Dedication in Geti

It was an exciting day! We pilots are usually in the plane and see things from that perspective, so it was great to be on the dusty dirt road and on our way to Geti where the big celebration to … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-18-3-2016-Plane Rescue at Chiondo

It was a great day. Emmanuel and Antony showed up in the Parks Cessna 182 at 7:15, which meant they had left at first light. I jumped aboard and we flew off to the new Virunga airstrip at Chiondo, on … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-8 March 2016-Gorilla Family and Me

Last year I flew Gordon Buchanon and a BBC film crew into Kahuzi-Biega National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to shoot a series on a gorilla family there. It is always great to meet these guys who are … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-October 23, 2015-Return To Burasi

So, people are really liking the Burasi airstrip being opened and I have had 2 trips back there since we went in the first time.   Dave Petersen went with me the first of those and, after we dropped some people … Continue reading

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