15 March - sometime in the morning
So it seems everyone had a wonderfully relaxing time at Nguma lodge in the Okavango, just on the western panhandle. Some of the crew flew back into Maun on Friday to buy much needed supplies (mostly beer) and deal with affairs back home. Then off North to Kasane in teh Chobe National Reserve for the next leg of the Sling Africa tour. IT look like they encountered some localised storms en-route with some quite interesting flying conditions, but all arrived safely and in good spirits. The team has two days in Kasane before they depart for Vic Falls for the last destination on their tour. More news to follow in the next couple of days
13 March - 16:00 ZULU
So its been a long day then for the Slingers on their way to the swamps. Looks like they were held up at Maun International for quite a while this afternoon, and only managed to get out of there at 15;30 ZULU (17:30 local). We suspect that they had problems with their over flight permissions. The Bots officials are very sticky when it comes to NTCA aircraft especially when they are flying over the swamps.
The flight to Nguma Camp is only 100nm or so though so they should be sitting around a camp fire drinking beer very shortly. News of the days flight and photos will follow on Friday morning.
13 March - 08:00 ZULU
The Sling Africa Tour 2014 departure is delayed by a couple of hours due to low level mist at the The Airplane Factory. The teams are however in good spirits and enjoying thier last cups of coffee before departure. James is also as always late, but has made his customary phone call to check that "somebody" has packed and fueled up ZU TAF.
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