Simon left last Thursday for a trip to South Africa. He flew the Chadian caravan down to be repainted. He left Thursday and overnighted in Zambia. He thought he might need to make a stop in Congo for refueling but thanks to a good tail wind it was not necessary. From Ndola, Zambia he flew onto Lanseria, South Africa. He just made it in time before the hangar closed. I guess they shut up shop earlier on a Friday. He flew back via Rwanda yesterday and made it home safely last night. Zara was so excited to see him. You would have thought he had been gone for months. (haha)
Joshua and Zara have three weeks of school left and they are ready for the summer holidays. The countdown is on. Pray they have a good attitude to school during the last three weeks. It is difficult for them to feel motivated now that exams are complete. Oh talking of exams. They did well in them so we are thankful for that.
Please pray for Simon and the other pilots. We are down a few pilots over the summer due to furloughs. We have one pilot leaving the programme to return to the States with his family this month which also leaves a gap in our Operations Department. It is going to be a busy time for those remaining. Pray for endurance and stamina for the MAF team during this time.
Simon doing a test flight on the Chad caravan before he flew it to South Africa. The caravan had a lot of work done on it the last few weeks including an avionics upgrade.
The MAF engineering team who made all the upgrades possible. Well done!!!
The plane getting ready for take off at Kajjansi
"Daddy" Pilot off on his adventures again