A while ago I flew a team to several villages in the rainforest over a three-day period. The team included a nurse and a dental specialist who were there to provide medical assistance. The last village we visited on this trip was called Ampasimadinika and was located right next to […]
Millions of people in India and third world countries live from hand to mouth. There is neither "short-time work compensation" nor unemployment benefits. There is no help from full pantries and freezers or fat bank accounts!
On November 26, 2019 an earthquake struck one of the poorest countries in Europe: Albania. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.4, killed 51 people and injured 2,200. This is Albanians deadliest earthquake in over 100 years.
Vultures and goshawks are much larger in Africa than in Europe. They can reach a wingspan of 6.5 to 10 feet (2-3 m) and represent significant danger for aircraft. The engine of a passenger plane was blocked just after take-off by one of these birds that had been strolling about on the runway and was sucked into the turbines. The plane crashed.
On a Sunday afternoon we received a call for a medevac flight from exactly the region in the north of Madagascar where we planned our flight program on Monday morning. A man with internal bleeding needed constant blood supplies to avoid bleeding to death. But it was already too late to be back from this flight before nightfall.