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    Flight 19 Across the Sandbox

    Having disposed of the Latvians, we got promises of 'lucrative contracts' to haul unmarked crates across the Sahara with various pickups and drop-offs along the way.

    Needing more cargo space, I shopped in at the local camel trader's emporium and found a bit of the Sahara - actually a mostly-complete Breguet 765 Sahara surplussed out by the French Ar Force several decades ago. Hey, it flies, mostly.

    Waiting in Dakar for the paperwork or some such...
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    "To some the sky is the limit. To others it is home" anon.
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    Gosh, we made it over to Dakar and went thru heck beginning with pot lots of tea, The Trader won't talk business without having bunches of tea. Finally got down to business in bargaining for a fair price on this here C-119. Boy! was this guy tough to bargain with, but we finally came to an agreement on the C-119. Of course Dudley and I test flew the bird and it wasn't as bad as we thought it might be. Happy days.


    Add picture; The C-119 setting at the freight area being loaded with all those packages and boxes covered with some kind of white paper. Only thing written on then was there destination. Oh Well, the buck are there. hehe

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    Avro can build a solid aeroplane.


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    Hi All!

    Well here we are at GOGK KOLD, I think. hehe. Special people will be doing the unload and loading us for the next stop. Gosh, we can't help now that really hurts my feeling. of course you all believe that. hehe

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    Before we set out for the long haul I had to test the Rapid Deployment Weight Reduction system. Fortunately there were a few boats around in the bay near Dakar to pick up the 'walking cargo'.


    We've wandered into what was once called "darkest Africa", last night reaching GAKT in Mali. Willy and I had a nice flight but now to figure how to get out of a 2625 ft strip with a hill at the windward end. Good thing Willy dropped off a couple of Jeeps for the cargo to ride.

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    Into Markala, Mali. You can see the Markala dam in the distance from the airport. (Not in the air to air photo though).


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markala





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