Category Archives: Wildlife

Captain’s Log-September 25-Big Road Trip

Road Trip, Day 1 Tuesday,  Jon and I began an adventurous road trip. I had actually considered calling our kids and grandkids to tell them I loved them, in case we didn’t come back, but alas, we had no internet … Continue reading

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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-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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