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Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by ZuluBen » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:26 pm

Hi All!

Hmm so all the prodding, nudging and finally shoving :roll: :^o by the bigger than me bullies worked, and I am officially announcing that the Annual Jabbie Tour will be Botswana again, 9 years after the inaugural tour.

Routing provisionally as follows:

Saterday 28 April: Depart Gaborone around 9:00 for Sua Pans. Supper on the Pans (This may or may not include drinking)

Sunday 29 April: Depart Sua Pans over Makgadikgadi for Shakawe. (This may or may not include drinking)

Monday 30 April: Scenic flights over the Western part of the Delta / Fishing / Sleeping / Sundowner cruise (This may or may not include drinking)

Tuesday 1 May: Depart Shakawe for Kwai. (This may or may not include drinking)

Wednesday 2 May: Game drives and similar activities at Kwai. (This may or may not include drinking)

Thursday 3 May: Depart Kwai for Kasane, Sunset Booze cruize on the Chobe (This will include drinking)

Friday 4 May: Bus tour to Vic Falls / Fishing / Game drive / (This will include drinking)

Saterday 5 May: Depart Kasane for Nata - Elephant Sands, Game drives and Gala Dinner (This may or may not include drinking)

Sunday 6 May: Depart to Francistown or Gabs, depending on your destination, for Customs and exiting Botswana.

So altogether a week and 2 weekends.

The "Regulars" are already on the appropriate WhatsApp group, if you are even remotely interested, contact Anton Valks ( Oh Ate Tree six wan 5 ate ate 5 ) to be added to the list.

8-[ Now who is going to arrange the planning weekend .... :roll: #-o
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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by ZuluBen » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:24 pm

! EDIT!

I had looked at the old dates that we had after the first discussions, and not the later dates as pegged by majority consensus.

So here goes:

Saterday 23 June: Depart Gaborone around 9:00 for Sua Pans. Supper on the Pans (This may or may not include drinking)

Sunday 24 June: Depart Sua Pans over Makgadikgadi for Shakawe. (This may or may not include drinking)

Monday 25 June: Scenic flights over the Western part of the Delta / Fishing / Sleeping / Sundowner cruise (This may or may not include drinking)

Tuesday 26 June: Depart Shakawe for Kwai. (This may or may not include drinking)

Wednesday 27 June: Game drives and similar activities at Kwai. (This may or may not include drinking)

Thursday 28 June: Depart Kwai for Kasane, Sunset Booze cruize on the Chobe (This will include drinking)

Friday 29 June: Bus tour to Vic Falls / Fishing / Game drive / (This will include drinking)

Saterday 30 June: Depart Kasane for Nata - Elephant Sands, Game drives and Gala Dinner (This may or may not include drinking)

Sunday 1 July: Depart to Francistown or Gabs, depending on your destination, for Customs and exiting Botswana.

So altogether a week and 2 weekends.
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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:58 am

Morning Ben. =D> =D> We have a place close to us with Runway and 5 Rondavels (swimmingpool....) Its close enough for me to do "ground support"....and sleep in my own bed....so in all we can handle a group of 6 planes....has not been there but looks good on the net. :idea:
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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by Shallowpig » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:45 am

if you are even remotely interested, contact Anton Valks ( Oh Ate Tree six wan 5 ate ate 5 )

Is there not a digit missing??

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Unread post by DawidR » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:40 am

Shallowpig wrote:if you are even remotely interested, contact Anton Valks ( Oh Ate Tree six wan 5 ate ate 5 )

Is there not a digit missing??

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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by Shallowpig » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:21 pm

Thanx DawidR

I am sure with the reputation of the first Botswana tour , that there will not be a shortage in filling the group with Jabiru's.

But on the odd chance that there is a spot for another plane available at the end, (or a cancelation) - please keep me in mind.
( a low hour blik driver, that loves Botswana)

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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by Rotor kop » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:54 pm

Shallowpig wrote:Thanx DawidR

I am sure with the reputation of the first Botswana tour , that there will not be a shortage in filling the group with Jabiru's.

But on the odd chance that there is a spot available at the end, (or a cancelation) - please keep me in mind.
( a low hour blik driver, that loves Botswana)

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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by John Hilton » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:05 pm

Is this exclusive to Jabirus or could a Sling 4 sneak in behind?
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:13 pm

John Hilton wrote:Is this exclusive to Jabirus or could a Sling 4 sneak in behind?
Only if you can carry 100L of Avgas :twisted:
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Unread post by cage » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:52 pm

Rotor kop wrote:
John Hilton wrote:Is this exclusive to Jabirus or could a Sling 4 sneak in behind?
Only if you can carry 100L of Avgas :twisted:
Jabi pilots won't spend the extra cash for avgas!
That's money that could be used for the 3-monthly engine repair :lol:
MOGAS my good man. MOGAS! :twisted:
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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by Rotor kop » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:56 pm

cage wrote:
Rotor kop wrote:
John Hilton wrote:Is this exclusive to Jabirus or could a Sling 4 sneak in behind?
Only if you can carry 100L of Avgas :twisted:
Jabi pilots won't spend the extra cash for avgas!
That's money that could be used for the 3-monthly engine repair :lol:
MOGAS my good man. MOGAS! :twisted:
Okay undestand. Are you coming along then in the 407?? Will have enough Avgas then for my entire trip :D
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Unread post by cage » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:59 pm

Rotor kop wrote:
cage wrote:
Rotor kop wrote: Only if you can carry 100L of Avgas :twisted:
Jabi pilots won't spend the extra cash for avgas!
That's money that could be used for the 3-monthly engine repair :lol:
MOGAS my good man. MOGAS! :twisted:
Okay undestand. Are you coming along then in the 407?? Will have enough Avgas then for my entire trip :D
We'd need a fleet of slings to carry the almost 300 lbs per hour of go-juice that would require 8-[
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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:50 pm

cage wrote:
Rotor kop wrote:
cage wrote:
Jabi pilots won't spend the extra cash for avgas!
That's money that could be used for the 3-monthly engine repair :lol:
MOGAS my good man. MOGAS! :twisted:
Okay undestand. Are you coming along then in the 407?? Will have enough Avgas then for my entire trip :D
We'd need a fleet of slings to carry the almost 300 lbs per hour of go-juice that would require 8-[
No problem as long as you can carry some spare engines/tires/props/undercarriages....and bring back some of the leftovers. :roll:
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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by DawidR » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:29 pm

:D
cage wrote:
Rotor kop wrote:
cage wrote:
Jabi pilots won't spend the extra cash for avgas!
That's money that could be used for the 3-monthly engine repair :lol:
MOGAS my good man. MOGAS! :twisted:
Okay undestand. Are you coming along then in the 407?? Will have enough Avgas then for my entire trip :D
We'd need a fleet of slings to carry the almost 300 lbs per hour of go-juice that would require 8-[
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Re: Tour Botswana 2018

Unread post by AJW » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:17 am

Cage told me once that they can refuel the 407 with cheap mogas, they just add cheap whisky, like JW red........
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