Flight Challenge

By Willow Willpower

Too hot here!

That is my eighth flight with Anaïs already: Three countries, six spots, 9,297 kilometres! In only one week!!! Even though I am pretty used to the flights with Casa by now, it’s pretty rough today. Not only the flight itself, but also the ambiance. Something is different. We fly directly from Aguellal (Niger) to Mali,…

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By Willow Willpower

In nowhere land…

What did I say in Faya? That it would be isolated and be the “real desert life”. Well, I haven’t been to Aguellal. Also famous of being in the “middle of nothing” – and this says everything. There is nothing, nothing other than sand, sand and – yes, you guess it – sand! It’s unbelievable…

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By Willow Willpower

Greener Mission

After the real desert life we returned to N’Djamena to charge the Casa CN135 for a new mission. This time we fly to a greener region of Niger. I can see lots of animals from above. Dromedares, goats, cows and I see also nomades. Then we arrive in Diffa, a town of around 56.000 inhabitants….

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By Willow Willpower

Stormy arrival…

“…prepare for what?” I just wanted to say when I saw a monstrous grey thing heading towards our plane. “Keep calm, Willow!”, says Anaïs. “And hold on tight. It will be like a gigantic Roller Coaster ride!” And then we are in the middle of a rumbling storm. It’s suddenly dark as the night and…

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