Down on the farm: Hospitality and history

Tonight I am staying with Otto Ulyate, a very successful, hard-working farmer in this area of Tanzania.  To understand the situation in this part of the world, it is essential to know at least a little about the past; in the 1970s, the state took over and...

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Across Tanzania to Malambala

Leaving Arusha today demonstrated how I need to make so many decisions each time I fly. My small choices can have big consequences. I need to bring all of my skills to bear, and it's important to have confidence in myself, and the Moth of course. Arusha is at a...

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The Shy Mountain

Tonight is the last night of my visit to Arusha in Tanzania. This is indeed beautiful country, home to spectacular scenery like Mount Meru – 15,000 feet high, compared to its famous big brother, Kilimanjaro, measuring 20,000 feet. Mount Meru is called "The Shy...

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Nairobi: A recap

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...

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Tanzania

I left Nairobi, Kenya and flew two short flights today. A bit off the original route, but got a very friendly invitation to visit Rob and Anita Linck in Arusha. I have also been asked to speek at the International school with 300 kids in the beginning of next week -...

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Give a gift of adventure!

Cape to Cape is about the thrill of flying, exploring new countries and cultures, and meeting all kinds of people. It's also about pushing one's limits and solving difficult problems, and experiencing a lot of victories and setbacks. It requires both meticulous...

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MAF: Flying to help

This adventure involves not only flying, but also planning and arranging with ground agents, attending events and meetings, and eating and sleeping properly to make sure I am well-rested and alert. These are all aspects that I enjoy, but one part of Cape to Cape that...

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South of the Equator: Nairobi

Today I left the rather isolated landing strip at Lokichoggio and touched down at Wilson Airport in Nairobi - one of Africa's busiest flight centers, mostly taking care of domestic flights in Kenya. It went well, but I decided to skip the planned stop at Nanyuki to...

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Kicking back, Loki style!

 After yesterday's exciting and trying journey from Damazin, I am taking some time to recharge my batteries here in Lokichoggio, Kenya, known to many as just "Loki". AMO is resting up as well, at the airport along with a few more modern aircraft – but she's the most...

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Made it to Lokichoggio!

If ever there was an occasion when I would allow myself to say, "What a day!", this was probably it! In all my years of flying I have never had such an exhausting experience – both physically and mentally, in terms of flying, planning, and the aviation skills I...

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Eid feast, kind hosts, and south to Damazin

  During my visit to Khartoum, everyone was celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. This involves a lot of family gatherings and good food, and I was very lucky to be invited as a guest to festive meals. I visited 3 different families. One family was...

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