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Likoma Island to Livingstone Victoria Falls

06

May 2014

Likoma Island to Livingstone Victoria Falls

The adventure continues as we progress South on our Africa Flying Safari. Today the trip takes us from Likoma Island airport in Malawi to Lusaka Zambia and then onto Livingstone Zambia which sits just on the boarder of Zimbabwe. Tonight we are staying at Royal Chundu on the Zambezi river, it is such a unique place. Every room at Royal Chundu is on the Zambezi...

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Campi Ya Kanzi to Likoma Island

04

May 2014

Campi Ya Kanzi to Likoma Island

We had planned to takeoff from Campi Ya Kanzi airstrip at 6:15am, but as it goes in the wild, we were delayed by a pride of lions that wanted to use the same road. It was an incredible sight to come around the corner and see 5 lions in the road. We stopped the trucks and shutdown the engines and just enjoyed watching as a...

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No Turning Back

03

May 2014

No Turning Back

I am down to my last 8 hours before this adventure truly begins. It has been a long road getting to this point and I am sure all of the hard work will pay off, on this flying Safari. I was successful in obtaining my Kenyan Validation, I can officially fly Kenyan registered airplanes for the next year. It was not as easy of a...

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Long Haul Flights

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Apr 2014

Long Haul Flights

With the invention of airplanes came the ability to cross large swaths of the earth in a single journey on long haul flights. I just traveled from Los Angeles California to Nairobi Kenya in about 27 hours. I find it incredible that I can be on the other side of the world within one day. I took one short flight from Los Angeles, California, to...

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Africa Journey Preflight

23

Apr 2014

Africa Journey Preflight

Africa Bound The time has finally come, I sitting at Los Angeles International Airport, waiting for my first of 4 flights to get me to Campi Ya Kanzi. I didn’t sleep much last night, the anticipation of this adventure got the better of my zzz’s. I thought about everything I packed and anything I might have forgotten, I thought about the security line at LAX...

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Electronics Overload

17

Apr 2014

Electronics Overload

Considering that I am traveling to the wilds of Africa, I sure am taking a bunch of electronics along. I decided to test out my charging capabilities to make sure I would be able to charge everything from the one travel adapter I have. The travel adapter is plugged into the wall. A three outlet power strip is plugged into the adapter. From there, I...

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Flight Plan Finalized

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Apr 2014

Flight Plan Finalized

Flight Plan In just a couple short weeks, the Flying Adventure through Africa begins. The flight plan has been finalized for the Northbound legs of the adventure, and just a couple decisions remain to finalize the Southbound journey. The closer I get to this adventure, the more excited I get. I have never traveled away from home for more than 2 weeks at a time...

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GoPros – Check

26

Mar 2014

GoPros – Check

28 days before departure and I’m starting to feel time running out. I have been thinking about this trip for a year and though I’ve dreamt about it for that long, I don’t really daydream about details like how many batteries I should take for the gopros. I have to balance taking enough equipment to capture as many photos and videos as I can, but...

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African Flying Safari – 5 Week Countdown

18

Mar 2014

African Flying Safari – 5 Week Countdown

We have been planning this African Flying Safari for about a year and are now into our final countdown.  My flight leaves on April 23rd for the long commercial trek to Nairobi, Kenya. From Kenya our adventure truly begins, flying two single engine airplanes over 6000 miles, from Kenya to Namibia and back. How It All Started Back in August 2010, shortly after our wedding,...

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Phenom 100 Takeoff with Radio Calls

05

Mar 2014

Phenom 100 Takeoff with Radio Calls

On a beautiful Southern California day, I put a few cameras in a phenom 100 for a short flight.  I figured out how to capture the audio on a Zoom box and so this video has the radio calls during taxi and departure.  Cool jet takeoff video


Solo Flying the Phenom 100 – Video

09

Dec 2013

Solo Flying the Phenom 100 – Video

It doesn’t happen often, but I recently had the opportunity for a little solo flying in the Phenom 100 from Santa Monica California to Dallas Fort Worth Texas. It was a beautiful day for flying in California and not too bad in Texas. Throughout the descent into Dallas, I encountered a little turbulence, light icing conditions and moderate wind. The ceilings were high and the...

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Phyling The Phenom

14

Nov 2013

Phyling The Phenom

Dr. Brooks did some steep turns in the Embraer Phenom 100. He said the airplane “felt genuine” and flew “very nice”. Glad I could go along for the ride.


Happy Airplane

04

Nov 2013

Happy Airplane

#Smiles #Jet #Happy #Vannuys #KVNY #Awesome



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