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Spacious skies

My first airline job consisted in flying a temperamental snub nosed Jetstream airplane demanding my utmost attention, rain or shine, to keep the blue on top of the attitude indicator. That was back before the "nine eleven armageddon" and my employer - Midway Airlines / Corporate Express - was apparently unaware of the existence of auto-pilots.

Earlier I had flown for a "cargo on demand" gig - Ram Air Freight - where we often flew by the seat of our pants. This Ram Air Freight busines was like a club and all pilots who flew there are forever brothers.

2 degrees south latitude: Goma DRC, Africa

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Based in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo I conducted
humanitarian flights for NGOs such as Doctors Without Borders contracting with
Air Serv International for logistics in the field.

Work was challenging due to the poor aviation infrastructure and the unstable politics of this country

Moba field
Goma Student Fund : Helping children in the DR Congo.

The Middle Empire

Training Airline Pilot Cadets at Beijing Panam Academy. Now that was definitely a change of scenery. Essentially going from Jurassic park to the Gengis Khan empire.

泛美航校 In early 2007 a major foreign investment was injected into the development of a local flight training base for Chinese airline cadets located in Wuhai Regional Airport (ICAO abbrev. "ZBUH"). Low levels of pollution and relatively fair weather/visibility factors allowed flight training approximately 300 days per year. The arrival of Beijing Panam International Aviation Academy also laid a foundation for the first ever foreign community in Wuhai.

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