23 April 2012

Interesting places to sleep

Last week we flew another education team out to Chimoio and Marromeu in Mozambique on a trip which included a few interesting accommodation options.

In Marromeu, while the team traveled by road to the YWAM centre, the pilot stayed at the new Mercy Air 'Shipping Container Base' (http://www.mercyair-sa.blogspot.com/2012/03/accommodation-in-mozambique.html) and helped Mikael, a Swiss volunteer, with a few jobs. First they put a roof on the departures lounge..

and then installed some security lighting..

which gave quite a cool effect at night..

They ,well Mikael, also installed a windsock..

The education team came down and spent two days flying into the Zambezi Delta..

On Thursday the team flew back to Chimoio where they were picked up and driven one hour north to ASAM where we saw the progress made on the Mercy Air house.

While there was just enough room for the team to stay in the house, the pilot got to stay in a tent..

Mind you, how many bush tents have a double bed?

The next day they spent some time with Rick Cogbill whom we had flown up the previous week (http://mercyair-sa.blogspot.com/2012/04/educational-medical.html). They saw the workshop he was building and watched him give a lecture to some of the Mozambican students.
The inspection pit
Lecture about suspension

Lastly, they visited the 1.2 km long airstrip and hanger that was shipped from the US in a container and erected earlier this year.

After that, all that was left to do was to fly back to SA just in time for the weekend and to prepare for next weeks flight to the north of Moz.

Mercy Air team

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