As usual these pictures were stolen with a smartphone, risky business to take pictures in this country even more when using a normal camera out there.
Pro guns would have a blast here…
A teacher told me once that there was a correlation in history of paintings between war times and crazy fashions (and open up mentalities). People need a way out to fight the horrible times… well South Sudanese women certainly love to dress in fashionable ways.
Woodpecker. I read somewhere their brain can sustain 60 G’s! ? Wikipedia says 1000G’s!! Most untrained humans faint at 6 while doing aerobatics… jet fighter airplanes are limited to 9 for human factors.
A live cow had been dragged from a truck to a nearby army helicopter. I got spotted and had to delete the picture. Luckily the camera didn’t get smashed nor did I. Lucky also the camera is a bit slow in the deleting process so the soldier managed to decipher “deleted” on the back screen and luckily didn’t wait long enough. Unfortunately the good picture with the cow being loaded in the helicopter was deleted…
Slow Mi8 in flight. A good thing about South Sudan, normal passengers never complain about the flights. So flying briefly formation with this Mi8 didn’t raise eyebrows. With tourists, guaranteed I’d have the usual moaner…
The beast, the Mi 26
My hotel was just aligned with the runway path. Here an Antonov 32. Damocles sword aviation style. All those overloaded planes, mostly Russian made. But not only… A little problem could end in tragedy.
By then my colleagues were from Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, and other satellite countries (well you get the picture). I only flew the American made Caravan in the company.
French registered aircraft flying for a national company. The nice painted tail didn’t last, the government had it removed soon after. The painting is too close to the national flag. No competition allowed.
An Ilyushin 76 is taking off.
A great Buffalo. A real big bush plane, like the one below, the Hercules C130.