Category Archives: Pilot Technique

Captain’s Log-28 May 2016- Searching for Downed Aircraft

The calls started coming in on Tuesday morning saying that a plane was lost and suspected down in the huge Ituri rain forest about 130 nautical miles west of Kisangani. Would we send a plane to the area to look … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-17 June 2014-Eyes Wide Open

It was a shock to me to find out that I was blind. And when I thought I had eagle eyes. It wasn’t till I first got to Africa and spent time with African trackers or hunters in an environment … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-10 November 2013-Mixing Minefields and First Landings on a Road

One of the cool things about this Blog has been the connections I have made with old friends I haven’t seen or heard from for a long while.  I recently received greetings from one of these friends who reminded me … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-26 October 2013-Not Getting Shot in an Airplane

Today there was a report of M23 shooting at UN helicopters and a possible plan for FARDC to use their helicopter gunships against Cobra’s FRPI militia just south of us.  I wrote an email to our pilots warning them to … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-7 July 2013-An Amazing Airplane: Continued

Well, after flying the new Grand Caravan some more I continue to be amazed at all the information at my fingertips.  I can’t help but feel like we are experiencing the same kind of jump in technology as the big … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-22 June 2013-Congo Kids

One of my favorite things about my job is the excitement I can bring into a village when the plane lands.  People come out of the woodwork.  Especially kids.  And when you live remotely, the airplane is better than television.., … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-15 June 2013-Reopening Tchabi Airstrip

Monday, on my way back from Beni, I had a pickup in Boga so I took the opportunity to run down the Tchabi airstrip to see how improvements were going.  The grass was still very high on the end away … Continue reading

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