This trip was about as far into the jungle we take the Cessna 182.
|The three tiny "pins" from left to right/south to north are Kinshasa, Semendua and Djolu.|
As a new pilot on the program I have to be on the ground 1 hour before sunset. In essence, I had to cram 9 hours of flying, roughly 30 minutes at each stop along the way into 11 hours of sunlight. It was going to be tight. Then if you subtract the hour of sunlight we burned getting to the airport and readying the aircraft, we were really cutting it close.
|The ridiculously vast jungle. Nothing but trees as far as you can imagine.|
|Fuel stop at the old MAF base in Semendua|