Some old analog pictures from my early years in Tanzania.
When I was a child in the 70’s I remember a short movie about flying in a canyon, maybe the Grand Canyon, on a half sphere screen. That was in the leisure park Phantasialand in Germany… The field of vision was nearly full of the movie! That movie made a big impression on me obviously. Ok this is not the Grand Canyon but my field is full…
Anti hyena planning aka acacia branches. The tyre sent attract those beasts.
Nearly a combined landing in the bush.
Sometimes spare tyres are not really worth being used…
Decent oil leak on a C206.
My first week in Tanzania, my 2nd airtrip in the Ngorongoro Highlands. When one is fresh out of flying school, this airstrip looks impossible at 1st. Atmospheric engine, rough surface, a gulley on one side, 6500 foot elevation, 400 meter long only, 11% slope, that means a highly no way out in case of a go around because this strip lies on the slope of a crater. Even after many years, one still shows respect for it.
A soft airstrip made of sand can be challenging and result in a propeller strike.
How many airstrips in the world can boast such a spectacular approach before landing?
Rumours were all about insurance scams after a coupla belly landings within the same company and this in a short time…
White paint and fences are luckily not always available in the bush to limit an airstrip.