Category Archives: Life in Africa

Captain’s Log-January 8 2017- Return Service

It is hard to believe it has been 7 months since I have written. Since it has been such a long time between blogs I will just catch you up with a few pix and then give you lots of … 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-31December 2015-Barn Raising African Style

Some of our family friends and co-workers here in Nyankunde are Kazi and Leoni. They have been building their house, a lovely woven reed structure with a proper tin roof, for a while now and Tuesday it was time for … Continue reading

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iPad Falls from Aircraft Over Congo and Survives!

Pilots these days are really depending more on technology these days and iPads are becoming norm with EFB’s or Electronic Flight Bags installed.  They have everything from flight logs and  weight and balance sheets to strip charts and Pilot operating … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-November 15, 2015-Aerial Survey over the Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Loving African wildlife as I do, it is always a pleasure when I get to help the parks here in Congo. Rosie Ruf organized an aerial survey to check for poachers and illegal mining within the Okapi reserve so Cher … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-10 October 2015-Reopening Burasi Airstrip

Things are getting better in our area of Congo and security has been improving some. A good first sign of this is when an airstrip in a previously bad area is put back in service. It is always a fun … Continue reading

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