Category Archives: Wildlife

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-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-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- 2 January 2015-Congo Christmas Wet=White

Tradition! Like the old ‘Fiddler on the Roof” song we have many ideas of what makes things right. We like things to be a certain way at certain times. But it just can’t be all the time and you find … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-20 November 2014-Bees On My Tail

Dave Jacobsson called on the radio asking which plane I was taking that day. I told him that 9Q-CMP was on my schedule. “Bad news”, he replied. “There is a swarm of Bees in its tail.” This was bad news. … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-2 November 2014-And Introducing BOB

There is a brilliant new post by Cher in “The Bush Pilot’s Wife”.  I am always amazed by what a great writer she is.  It is a pleasure to read.

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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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