Historical legacy; Johan Wiklund looking at a photograph of a pilot flying a De Havilland Moth in the 30s.

Last week Johan spent several days on a major stop for Cape to Cape: Nairobi. He performed full service on the Moth, had a very pleasant stay at the East African Aero Club and spoke with journalists, diplomatic personnel and aviation enthusiasts.

A highlight of the visit was meeting with Johan Borgstam, Sweden’s Ambassador to Kenya, Fredrik Folkunger, Deputy Head of Mission, and Ana Leithead Spross, Trade, Press and Culture Officer. Cape to Cape was an excellent opportunity to profile the Embassy’s efforts to bring Swedish business solutions to airports in Kenya – a focus area for the Embassy’s promotion work. Team Sweden, including Business Sweden and the Embassy, is organizing a Swedish Airport delegation to Kenya in November, so Johan’s arrival was a timely opportunity for publicity. The embassy has published a news article about the meeting here: Cape to Cape in an 80-year-old biplane. (Photo at top: Johan Borgstam)

The Swedish Embassy in Nairobi was extremely helpful in providing media contacts and the meeting with Embassy staff was very enjoyable.

For more information about the Swedish Airport delegation, visit Delegation – Opportunity in the airports sector in Eastern Africa.

Johan also met with guests at the Aero Club of East Africa, and even followers of Cape to Cape from the US who had flown in from a smaller airport outside Nairobi to meet him. The Aero Club provided excellent lodging, very close to where the Moth was parked, giving Johan a chance to get service done, enjoy some fantastic food and rest up for the days ahead!

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For those of you who missed Johan’s BBC Newsday interview – a major milestone for Cape to Cape – here is the link again:

Cape to Cape: BBC Newsday interview

More great coverage (hard-copy only) can be found in a recent issue of The Moth magazine.

 

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