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Saturday, April 29, 2017

What we Do

Most organizations working in places like remote parts of South Sudan, would not willingly keep their staff in those locations if they did not have access to air services like MAF.

Here's some shots that show you what it is that we do... 

This is one of our partner agencies, who I flew to Mvolo, South Sudan. There's always a large crowd around when the plane arrives!

In January I was up in Tonj, South Sudan, for a week. One of the last days I was there, another one of our MAF aircraft came in to drop off some supplies, before heading even further north. It was a great opportunity for me to get some shots of two of our planes at the same location.

Even better, I was able to get some shots of the pilot, Rembrand, unloading the aircraft, and of course taking off and landing.

This is what we do day in and day out (although we usually fly more people than cargo--but definitely a combination of both).

As you can imagine, it's tough to get photos of ourselves 'in action' because there's usually not two of us at the same location at the same time. Also, when we're on the ground, our focus is understandably on the aircraft and it's surroundings... keeping things safe and efficient. So anyway, aside from being a great excuse for me to not get my hands dirty by helping offload the cargo, taking photos was actually a great opportunity for us to show what it is that we do out there behind the scenes.

And here is Rembrand, taking off from Tonj, on his way to Malualkan.

The smiles say it all!

1 comment:

Just me said...

Of course, I always love reading your posts - and also always want you to work as a freelancer for National Geographic! Good on you, Dave. You do so much more in your work than thousands of other westerners all added together. I always hope you find the fun in your work, because that's a good balance for the sweat, exhaustion, time away from the fam, and the courage you need along the way.