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 Dallas Fort Worth, Texas. Then two long haul flights from Dallas to London Heathrow, UK and then London to Nairobi Kenya. The total distance for these flights was 8,888 nautical miles, the distance around the earth is 21,638 nautical miles. I almost flew halfway around the world in one day.
First Cessna 206 Flight
Today I am headed back to the airport to fly, for the first time, the Cessna 206 I have the privilege of piloting from Kenya to Namibia and back. I will be meeting my instructor Bill, who is Campi Ya Kanzi’s full time pilot. He will teach me the local regulations, flight paths, and things to look out for when flying off airport in Africa. I am very excited to start this process of the journey. I am shaking with anticipation of piloting an airplane through the wilds of Africa.