After a great 3-day visit with our team at Bongolo hospital that ended with a HUGE African rain storm last night, we launched this morning for a flight back home to Libreville.
|With only 3 passenger seats needed for the flight and plenty of useful load to spare, we used the occasion to shuttle some fuel to Libreville. Fuel that was meant for a Cessna 402 performing some aerial photography project in the south of Gabon. Their project was canceled early and they made us a great deal on the dozen or so barrels. It worked out to about $8.50 a gallon. In Libreville, our source is currently selling AvGas at $23.50 a gallon!!!|
|Looking down the Lebamba/Bongolo airstrip toward the west. Low clouds, but not too low to launch. We were still able to get our "bon voyage" fly-by over the Bongolo mission and hospital just as church was beginning.|
|A look to the west just after passing Lamberene. That's the Ogouee River complex heading out to the Atlantic Ocean- one of the largest river complexes in Africa after the Nile, Niger, and Congo rivers.|
|A look to the East at about the same area, toward the "Crystal" mountains. A very beatiful flight... the "sanctuary of the sky" for worshipping our Creator this Sunday morning!|