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.
Take a look at the cockpit, systems, and unique gear inside a NOAA de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. Learn about the internal 1250 lb. auxiliary fuel tank, the bubble windows, and the extensive avionics NOAA pilots have at their fingertips.
Ever wonder what it’s like to fly for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the folks who fly into hurricanes and do some really interesting research projects), and what it takes to get the job? Then you’ll love this audio interview with two NOAA Twin Otter pilots Aidan met in Barrow over the summer.