17 September 2013

Kodiak Ferry Flight - Planning

The Kodiak has begun its long journey to South Africa.



A few weeks ago Holger, Mercy Air's head of maintenance, flew to Bangor in Maine and meet Chuck, a previous pilot and mechanic at Mercy Air. Together they did an annual inspection on the aircraft.

Last week John, Mercy Air's chief pilot, also flew to the US to sort out the final paperwork and pack the emergency equipment in the aircraft.
The cargo pod can hold quite a lot of stuff.

John packing some of the emergency equipment.
Above and below. Emergency and survival equipment between the pilot seats and the ferry fuel tank.

The internal ferry fuel tank
The front!
 
Lastly, Neil, a South African Airways captain arrived and together he and John will cross the Atlantic and fly down to Accra, Ghana. Another Mercy Air pilot, Paul, will fly up to Ghana and swap with Neil. Paul and John will then fly down the west coast of Africa and across to Mercy Air.
Loaded and fueled. Outside the hanger ready for the off
Thank you.

Mercy Air team

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