Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Friday, 8 December 2017

Karamoja collections

Another run up to Karamoja today with stops in Kotido, Kalongo, Pader and Lira. The only passenger out of Kajjansi was Benard, our Logistics Manager, but after collecting passengers at each stop I had a full aeroplane for the final leg back to Kajjansi.

Just the two of us

12 pax on the way back to Kajjansi

Thursday, 7 December 2017


And here's today's picture, the 'office' en route from Kajjansi (our home airfield) to Moroto.

Moroto is in the north east of Uganda, close to the border with Kenya, and is a regular stop on our daily Karamoja Shuttle.

Moyo and Adjumani

So, let me try to get back into this blogging habit. I'll try to start with a picture a day.

Here's a picture from yesterday, flying up to Moyo and Adjumani with our Ops director, Keith, in the co-pilot seat. We fly regular shuttles up to the north west of Uganda in support of the work being done in the many refugee camps up there. These camps host hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees who've fled the violence of their home country.

And one more picture, 5X-SCO on the ground in Moyo.

Friday, 7 July 2017

12,000 solar radios for South Sudan

Yesterday I flew a ton of solar powered 'fixed tuned' radios up to South Sudan. The flight was for Every Village (http://everyvillage.org/radio), and the radios are pre-tuned to the frequency of the Every Village Christian radio stations in Mvolo, Tonj and Malualkon.

My load was made up of 56 boxes, each containing 100 radios, so in total I had 5,600 radios to deliver. Dave, another MAF Uganda pilot, was in another aircraft with a further 64 boxes of radios, and we set off from Entebbe International Airport here in Kampala soon after sunrise (having left home at 5am to prepare the aircraft before first light!). After routing through Juba we delivered the radios to each of the 3 locations mentioned and then made our way back down to Kampala, arriving late in the afternoon. It was a long day, but very rewarding to be playing a small part in the work which those radios will enable.

Each of these solar powered radios will be given to a family (averaging 7-8 people) and will mean that the whole family, whether literate or not, will be able to receive the message of the Gospel in their own language. Now that's something worth getting up early for :)