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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-18 April 2014-Emmanuel De Merode-Ambushed on Goma Road

You have seen posts here of my friend Emmanuel, the Chief Warden of the Virunga National Park. I have had the opportunity to help him with his aircraft maintenance and doing some checkout for him in the parks Cessna 182. … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-7 May 2013- Unexpected Pleasures

Today I was meant to be in the office.  Not my wonderful airplane office but the real, 4 walls, desk, computers, finances, business stuff.  I do it to be helpful but it is really not my thing.  But as I … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-14 April 2012- Slapped and Kicked by Gorilla

The next day, Lu’s actual birthday, broke clear as a bell.  All the volcanoes were crystal clear and we could even see Lake Edward off the veranda 50 miles away.  We loaded into a big AWD lorry and Roy, the … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-3 February 2012- River of Fire

I was on a long flight and would not get home to Cher this night but if everything worked out just right, I could make it to Rumangabo in Virunga National Park where my sister LuAnne has been working for … Continue reading

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