Category Archives: Pilot-Aircraft

A Mix of New Tech and Old School

Things are always changing, and much of them for the better.  I was just watching Cher flight follow this afternoon and, although some things are the same, with an HF radio, and talking to the pilots, taking takeoff and landing … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-25 May 2013-Oh, My Goodness, What A Plane!

Our long awaited brand new Grand Caravan just arrived in Congo and all the pilots have been getting checked out as it is SO different and new compared to our older one.  Which is serial number 10 Caravan off the … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log- 13 April 2013- Pilot Friend Missing on Ferry Flight

My friend Jerry Krause, who used to be an MAF pilot here in Congo, has gone missing on a flight from South Africa to Mali.  After MAF left Mali, Jerry stayed on to work with Sahel Aviation Service, SAS.  He … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-10 March 2013-Plane Crash in Goma

This Monday a CAA Fokker 50 airliner crashed in bad weather into a residential area of Goma.  Rain and hail were reported at the time of the approach to land.  The aircraft hit an antenna at the UN compound right … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-12 April 2012-Falling With Our Bums in the Butter Again

It was a very interesting end of the week, starting off with a flat tire on takeoff, yet again.  We were on our way down to Goma to fly hospital supplies and workers in to the mountains.  Cher was coming … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-21 January 2012- Beautiful Day Over the Forest

Cruising over the Ituri in the fresh morning air I could smell the forest below.  It was reminiscent of frangipani or something sweet like that.  I couldn’t put my finger on it.  But  while looking at every shade of green … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-26 November 2011-“When the Wheels Fall Off”-(or your landing gear is on backwards)

The phone rang and my friend Simon Rodger was on the other end calling from South Africa.  He had been having some trouble with his Cessna 185 and, since I have specialized in working on them and taught him how … Continue reading

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