Wednesday, May 02, 2007
My Kind of Plane!
I have had to land on a few dirt airstrips in the jungle where this would have been handy! This is for all my pilot friends that read but don't comment! I know you are out there! I see you on my site meter! So have a laugh on me.
I remember landing in standing water on the airstrip in Caño Colorado ! That was my first "marginal" landing!
Then we had to get out and push the plane back from the trees we nearly hit. We missed them by about 6 feet. Which is not much when moving down a short airstrip ,losing control, as you hydroplane over the standing water!
And Daryl , remember the landing in the mud at Cacari!? We had to dodge the water buffalo! Once there, we had to unload one plane and change to another. This required laying down in the mud to load the pod! The rest of us stood in the rain laughing! With red mud up to our ankles. But you and Clint had mud all over your backs and even in your hair!!!
Then we had to fly to Puerto Ordaz all muddy, as we walked through Macro, to buy supplies for everyone else in Puerto Ayacucho and everyone looked at us so strangely!