Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My return Federal Air flight from Nottens Bush Camp, Sabi Sands


A misunderstanding almost caused me to miss my flight from Nottens back to Jhb.
Luckily the arrival and departure times are flexible...to a point. 

My in-flight entertainment...
Only kidding. 

Wade and I have flown with each other before.
Always good to fly with someone I know. 

Time to head for home?
Not quite...one pick up/ drop off to complete at Singita.
Luckily their airstrip is only 3 minutes away 

Good bye to the Sabi Sabi "airport".
I hope to see you again when the weather is cooler! 

Heading towards Singita. 

Coming in to land...
No animals on the runway. 

A busy little "airport"...
One staying, Ross has just taken off...
And we are about to leave. 

Attempt number one...ABORTED...
a Kudu ran across the runway! 

Attempt number two was successful and we were on our way back to Jhb 

A different landscape from my trip to Nottens. 

This was the temperature INSIDE... 

And outside it was -13C! 

Trouble...
There was a fair amount of bad weather in our flight path,
but we missed most of it.  

Being a "co-pilot" is a tough job and requires constant focus.
Which I don't have... 

But Wade does. 

Some of the cloud fields that we flew through 

Spectacular... 

Ice on the leading edges, but it did not prove to be a long term problem 

ORT comes into view.
Another safe flight with Federal Air.
Many thanks Wade...


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