Saturday, July 11, 2009


The contract is initialed, signed and dated by both parties."

YES!!! This is the email that we've been waiting for! Praise God. Here's some pictures of the aircraft that should be in the Gabon air this fall.

Here are a couple photos from the shop in OK where it is going through the final stages of preparation.

8 seats and plenty of luggage room.
Notice the storage compartment just behind the engine
and the cargo pod under the airplane.

Here's a side shot from earlier on in the project.
You'll notice that the cargo pod has yet to be installed.
The Cessna 207 sports great double doors on the side for large loads.

Here's the cockpit all pulled apart. We'll be putting some
new avionics- outfitting it well with over $20,000 of equipment.

Here, we're looking from the co-pilots seat, rearward into the tail.
As you can see, they've really pulled the guts out.

We hope to see the aircraft in action around the end of the fall, this year. We'll be adding the avionics, new paint, and then making a decision whether to put the aircraft in a container for 6 weeks and then reassemble it in Africa, or to set it out for an 8 day voyage across the North Atlantic and then through Europe to Gabon.

Thanks so much for your prayers and financial support. We truly could not be doing this without that.


  1. horray!!! We're so excited that you'll soon be given your wings! We only wish we could have had the privilege of a ride while we were there!!! Might be the push that gets us back to Gabon! I would have thoroughly enjoyed visiting Bongolo!

  2. Hallelujah! What a wonderful conclusion (almost)to a long process. Thank you, Steve, for your diligence and flexibility in arriving to this point. God has miraculous plans for this airplane.

  3. Steve & Alace,
    Thanks for your great communications. We deeply admire your perserverance and patience. So,
    it is certainly exciting to see this benchmark.

  4. Wow! This is great news! I am so happy for you guys. God is faithful!! He's a great and good King!