2010. december 31., péntek

Happy New Year

2010. december 14., kedd

Low season and Cpt. Somatiko gone

After the immense flying of the last couple of months (70+ hours in average) December brought the low season. But the nice weather - well, sometimes -, and the family really makes me forget about not flying every day. And grabbing a few hours every two-three days is a good way to stay in shape...
Swakopmund is filling up with people and the little sleepiness that characterizes the town most of the year is gone. Summer is here and the café's are full of tourists. The preparations for Christmas has started as well. Funny if you are used to have cold and snow this season.
In the meantime, my good friend Cpt. Somatiko has left the Bush Birds. Here's his last visit to the airport. Posing with Andreas our hangar boy and FUN. Take care my friend!

And a couple of shots I took the last weeks. 

 The fogline a couple of miles from the shore
V5-FBJ surfing the waves
V5-MMW enroute to the Diamond Camps
Operation "Desert Storm" 
Burning sky: sunset over Swakopmund
V5-MMW: the patchwork plane
V5-FLY: note the GoPro cam on the vertical fin
 The FLY with Cpt. Schnitzeli closing in

2010. december 1., szerda


November has ended and our big Movember has ended as well. What is this all about? Long live Magnum PI!
www.movember.com puts it this way: The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The guys behind it joked about 80's fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back.  In order to justify their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.
Tough with Cpt. Schnitzeli
And well, not only my mo grew but the flown hours as well. Logged 74.2 or so...
You would think there's always CAVOK over the desert... Well yeah, except when there's nice thunderstorms. This one rampageing over the Kuiseb Canyon. And we can finally see some water in the river.

Cpt. Cubano at the Long Wall

There's a Bushkaptain flying somewhere over the extraterestrial landscape
Dirty belly
Me over nothing