Pilot Michael


Deleting Facebook Never Felt So Good

09

May 2017

Deleting Facebook Never Felt So Good

So the time has come, I’ve wanted to do it for a long time but for some reason I could never pull the trigger. I secretly hated Facebook for so long but I seemed to return to it, day after day, never missing a day. Sometimes I was on Facebook many times a day on several different devices. I’d wake up, check my phone. Lunchtime,...

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Back to Blogging

22

Aug 2016

Back to Blogging

I don’t know why I haven’t been blogging much, it’s not like I don’t have the free time. I have a beautiful tent in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya equipped with a beautiful log desk and yet I haven’t sat down an done my blogging in quite some time. I am going to greatly reduce the amount of time I spend on social media and...

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Raising Awareness

11

May 2016

Raising Awareness

Hey my Wingster readers, you mean a lot to me, both of you. I am about to launch a new webstie, don’t fret, I’ll keep this one as well. The new website is going to be dedicated solely to the adventures and not so much the aviation stuff. I have a Kilimanjaro climb coming up in just a few weeks, I have a tuk tuk...

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Fitbit HR Review

04

Apr 2016

Fitbit HR Review

First off let me say, if you have an addictive personality, this device is dangerous.  I have been wearing my Fitbit HR for about 6 weeks now and I’m sore as hell.  I can’t stop walking, yesterday I walked for over 7 hours, trying to attain a new “step” record or some new virtual badge.  I’m not sure if this thing is healthy for me...

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Hiking Companions In Kenya

01

Apr 2016

Hiking Companions In Kenya

I have been doing a lot of solo hiking in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya recently.  I mean a lot, like 270 miles in the last month, almost every mile by myself.  Or so I once thought.  As it turns out, I’m never hiking alone, I’m surrounded by hiking companions.  The more time I spend hiking around the Chyulu Hills, the more I realize I’m...

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Chyulu Fun Flight Kenya Bush Flying

30

Nov 2015

Chyulu Fun Flight Kenya Bush Flying

I’m finally getting to see my first rainy season in Eastern Kenya.  The rains are upon us, though a bit late, and the land is beginning to turn emerald green.  We decided to take the flying giraffe out to get a good view of our seasonal rivers and flood plains.  It was a beautiful flight, all conducted within 20 miles of Campi Ya Kanzi, this...

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Mana Pools Zimbabwe

18

Jun 2015

Mana Pools Zimbabwe

From the Okavango Delta we flew Northwest to Kariba airport on the northwest point of Lake Kariba.  I don’t think the flight could have been any more beautiful, first we started out over the Okavango Delta that is fill with wildlife including elephants, zebra, water buck, hippos and tons of birds.  From there we joined up on the southern point of Lake Kariba and flew...

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Air Safari Continues

04

Jun 2015

Air Safari Continues

I’ve been without internet for almost a week now and I’ll be the first to say it feels great.  We are so tuned into this world of instant information and continuous connectivity which becomes normal life.  When you unplug from this constant stream of information you are left to look beyond 12 inches in front of your face, you are forced to look at the...

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Landing On A Dirt Road In Namibia

04

Jun 2015

Landing On A Dirt Road In Namibia

Sometimes when flying in Africa or any far flung place you have to make what’s available work.  What’s even more incredible is that the people are always willing to help you do what you need to do.  Last year we visited a camp in Namibia that is only 7 miles from the international airport, unfortunately the drive is over an hour and it’s on a...

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Hartmann to Naankuse Flight Safari

18

May 2015

Hartmann to Naankuse Flight Safari

The adventure continues, today’s flight safari was definitely my favorite so far during this adventure.  The day started out with a sunrise quad ride through the desert to the airstrip about 25km from camp.  Riding the quads through the desert is an incredible way to experience the sights, smells and textures of the desert.  We arrived at the airstrip just after dawn and prepped the...

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Rhinos and More Epic Flying

17

May 2015

Rhinos and More Epic Flying

The last camp on the air safari was next to Etosha National Park in Namibia.  The camp was a very nice tented camp in a private reserve that was packed with animals.  I had one of the most extraordinary animal sightings of my life, I saw up close and personal a huge white rhino and her beautiful calf.  We were all sitting at the central...

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Lake Malawi and Kaya Mawa

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May 2015

Lake Malawi and Kaya Mawa

All too soon we were setting off to continue our adventure south. The boat left Mahale early in the morning and we got to enjoy sunrise on our way to the air strip. We arrived at the air strip, prepared the airplanes, boarded the guests and were soon on our way to a beautiful resort on the central western side of Lake Malawi. Likoma Island is...

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Air Safari Continues to Mahale

12

May 2015

Air Safari Continues to Mahale

The next stop on the 2015 Air Safari was Mahale National Park situated beautifully on Lake Tanganyika.  The flight from the Serengeti to Mahale was beautiful, we passed over open land and land full of people growing food.  Though I am a big fan of open spaces with no people, I found a unique beauty in the small plot agriculture that was happening across the...

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African Air Safari Day One

10

May 2015

African Air Safari Day One

What an incredible first day for the 2015 air safari.  We woke up at the early hour of 5am for what was to be an epic first day.  First, the moon was full over the Chyulu Hills, there was no need for a flashlight walking around at that early hour.  Second, the drive to the airstrip at Campi Ya Kanzi was peaceful with an edge...

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2015 Campi Ya Kanzi Air Safari

05

May 2015

2015 Campi Ya Kanzi Air Safari

The time is finally here, the endless preparation is complete, the guests have arrived.  In just a few short hours, we depart on a journey of 7,777 Miles.  The 2015 Air Safari covers 9 countries, and over a dozen incredible lodges along the way.  We’ll see a large diversity of animals, meet with people from different cultures and relax in some of the most beautiful...

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