Friday, January 11, 2013

There and back to Madikwe with Federal Air



Once again I find myself at my favourite air charter...
about to leave for the Western airstrip at Madikwe Game Reserve

I was surprised to find the check-in counter empty and desolate... 

The reason was soon apparent...
a new check-in facility! 

And the changes continued on the inside
The bar had been removed and the area opened into one large welcoming space 

The "old" lounge area had been updated.

The snacks are still available...even fresher than before.
Coffee, tea and soft drinks are free.

Their departure lounge is the best... 

You can watch your luggage being loaded
Then you don't have to worry if you will ever be reunited. 

While the passengers are being fed inside,
this wagtail is having a snack outside  

This weaver stopped by for a drink 

Pre-flight briefing...face to face! 

We taxi to our take off position 

Time to take to the sky... 

Johannesburg from the air 

Patterns in the fields... almost at Madikwe

Our pilot for the return trip... 

The Caravan has a "cool" GPS!  

Molateli Dam

I leave this wildlife...

And rejoin the wildlife here...
Jozi, the City of Gold
Thanks to all the staff and crew for two great flights.
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