After Aidan delivered a Caravan to Safarilink at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya last summer, he sat down with pilot Shahid Rasuel to learn a bit more about what they do (fly tourists to dirt strips at safari camps in Kenya and northern Tanzania, and to paved strips at beach resorts on the Kenyan coast). There’s a good elephant story in here too.
We get a lot of questions. In this first Q&A session, we tackle: becoming a commercial pilot later in life, getting a job abroad, humanitarian aid flying, and more. Listen in …
When John Corcoran finally took a vacation after 10 years of flying in Alaska, he discovered a whole world of interesting flying jobs. Shortly thereafter he found a gig working for a South African company flying a Let L-410 on humanitarian aid contracts in central Africa. Last summer, John sat down with Aidan in Nome to chat about his experiences, and to offer his advice about how to get a job flying in Africa.
Last September Aidan ferried an airplane to Tanzania, and sat down with Tanzanair Chief Pilot K.H. Kondo in Dar es Salaam to discuss his career, his country, and his company. With more than 23,000 hours of flight time, Captain Kondo had a lot of experience to share.