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