In the space of a week they travelled a total distance of 9660km’s, flew over Africa’s many great lakes, rivers and countryside, discovered the charming landscapes and people of Ethiopia, refuelled their trusty bird in war-torn Sudan, said g’day to the likes of King Tut and Cleopatra in modern-day Egypt, left the shores of Africa for the Greek island of Crete before making their way towards the quaint town of Klagenfurt situated amongst the great Austrian Alps and along the shores of the stunning Lake Wörth. Certainly a safari of spectacular proportions!
In addition to the report Karl – who, despite his youthful looks, has accumulated over 35 years of flying experience – also shares his views on aviation, comparing the state of GA in Africa to that of Europe and the world. Enjoy the read: Link to Newsletter
The controller working a busy pattern told the 727 to make a three sixty. The pilot of the 727 complained, “Do you know it costs us two thousand dollars to make a one-eighty in this aeroplane?” Without missing a beat the controller replied, “Copy that, give me four thousand dollars worth!”