WINGS ON despite Cub towed to Lokichoggio Aerodrome & refused entry yesterday

Maurice has been blocked from updating his Facebook page. But his progress can also be found on the Supporting Maurice Kirk through Africa Facebook page – especially for videos.

And his popularity keeps rising among pilots:

More than 42,393 views and 799 posts about M on just the one thread on just one forum:-

(They think he is flying now.)

https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=102702

A Kenyan Baptism

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Flight plan for Nairobi …Monday   6am…sorry John Dawson no Vic Falls aeros ( with snorkel) on 1st of Jan..life here, in Kenya, is just so slow….and I love it!  Sod this, Africa is under my skin!

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Need a bubble compass (both stolen) , any old GPS,  and a ‘sparky’ to connect up this knitting re transponder and radio, the South Sudanese left me with when rifling my cub cockpit while I was locked up with malaria16-12-30-at-last-a-shot-to-annoy-50-pprune-readers16-12-30-cub-in-loki-town  Today I really thought , after getting out of South Sudan having nearly lost a foot with gangrene,  my life with cerebral malaria and my cub almost left stuck in a thorn  hedge, Kenya would not be also riddled with ‘red tape’!

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After a day of bashing out dents and covering hold due to thorn hedge, I am faced with bureaucracy… I came to Africa to get away from the corrupt Welsh administration. for Peter’s sake (had lunch with missionaries from South Sudan) so have to done it down a bit). 20161230_1425361

Paul G , Reg Str and I knew that roller bearing was long overdue for replacement, and now, as if life is not difficult enough… BUT improvisation a word, Don, not in Swahili language I learnt, sorted it!

Now, if I had access to Facebook the videos are a laugh!

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One shot put in to wind up the ?% of Pprune who consider I should be shot at dawn ( see comments post 2001 flight to Sydney bridge )

 

 

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3 Responses to WINGS ON despite Cub towed to Lokichoggio Aerodrome & refused entry yesterday

  1. nickwread says:

    Wonderful, Maurice. So good to hear the cub is being put together and you may be able to continue the adventure. All the best for 2017. (compared to this, Snowdon seems very tame)
    Nick

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good luck Maurice!

  3. Terry Holloway says:

    Good Luck Maurice and safe flying!

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