yes, I got to fly into the bush. The mission was to fly a camera-team, a veterinarian, two evangelists and a nurse with her husband. The idea was to stay for two night. So we needed tent´s, water, food, etc. and all very light weight, because the elevation we wanted to take of with the helicopter was 6000 feet. The temperature at this elevation is around 30 to 35 Degree Celsius. Very High and very Hot = less performance. Well, enough with aerodynamics…
This picture shows our Helipad at the Mission-Station. From there we took three helicopter flights, to bring all the people to the place we wanted to go.
This tent was the first “building” many years ago, before any other building and house was there. After the Mission Organization helped out on a famine, people started to settle around the station and builded a town.
Here we just arrived in the bush, where our “base” was for the next three day´s. As soon as the rotor stopped, people came to look at the helicopter. We had to put a fence around the chopper, to protect it.
This was one night, we all had dinner. Everyone brought some food for this trip and everyone shared it with every one. We almost didn´t miss anything 🙂
The kids liked to have pictures taken of them. Specially our camera-team was very great in taken great photographs of the kids and people there. One had a Polaroid-Camera and made nice pictures of the kids and gave it to them. They were very proud of it. Possessing a picture of them self.
These pictures are taken of one of the villages we landed close by. I liked the way they have build there houses. The people there always seemed happy and friendly.
The villages were surrounded from a high wall made out of sticks and thorns. Inside the village, there were something like it, but shallower and for the cows. These animals we treated against all kinds of bugs, tics, etc.
A beautiful sunset. In front you can see our tent we slept in.
After the two day´s, we went back to Mission-Station and had a great traditional food, called Injera. We also enjoyed a nice shower.