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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Shallowpig » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:04 pm

Rotor kop wrote:
JabiJOY wrote:Just an update on the details:

Date: Looking at 1-3 December 2017.
Routing: Lanseria/Pilanesberg - Gaborone - Maun (same route back maybe with a deviation over the pans or via Francistown)
Fuel: At any of the above
Accommodation: There are various options available in Maun. I would prefer to stay in the Delta so looking at some options which wont break the bank.
Costs: Fuel (around 200l expected for my Jab), customs, Botswana permit for NTCA, plus cost of accommodation and any other activities
I need 608 liters of fuel #-o
I'll need 160 l one-way (320 return) in an ideal world with no wind :?
I've heard good things about Guma lagoon from sling okes. But some time ago the jabiru jaunt visited someplace near Seronga if I remeber corectly.

Will however need to try and shuffel comitments if 1-3 December.
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by AJW » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:29 pm

Shallowpig wrote: But some time ago the jabiru jaunt visited someplace near Seronga if I remeber corectly..
Yeah.......

That was a brand new ( not open yet) lodge and had its challenges................. between the cattle truck and elephants................and cold showers..........

But what happened in Bots, stays in Bots.......
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:26 pm

AJW wrote:
Shallowpig wrote: But some time ago the jabiru jaunt visited someplace near Seronga if I remeber corectly..
Yeah.......

That was a brand new ( not open yet) lodge and had its challenges................. between the cattle truck and elephants................and cold showers..........

But what happened in Bots, stays in Bots.......
Collapsed tents :oops:/broken toilets/seep skatte jag. 8-[ /en 5 ster ontbyt. :roll:
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by krjockey » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:50 am

Guma lagoon camp is making use of Seronga airfield and that requires an hour long boat transfer. The airfield at Guma belongs to Nguma Island, and I cannot say they are on par with Guma Lagoon Camp. We were there two weeks ago. Be aware of the winds, we had a 30kt headwind going to Maun from Gabs and 20kt coming back.
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by JabiJOY » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:05 am

Best value I can get in the delta is Kwai camp. Cheaper options are available in Maun. All depends on the budgets.

Whoever is interested, PM me your contacts and I will email the details.
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Rotor kop » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:41 pm

Marius Schrenk wrote:
AJW wrote:
Shallowpig wrote: But some time ago the jabiru jaunt visited someplace near Seronga if I remeber corectly..
Yeah.......

That was a brand new ( not open yet) lodge and had its challenges................. between the cattle truck and elephants................and cold showers..........

But what happened in Bots, stays in Bots.......
Collapsed tents :oops:/broken toilets/seep skatte jag. 8-[ /en 5 ster ontbyt. :roll:
Thats why you okes came back so grumpy :twisted:
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:12 am

Rotor kop wrote:
Marius Schrenk wrote:
AJW wrote:
Yeah.......

That was a brand new ( not open yet) lodge and had its challenges................. between the cattle truck and elephants................and cold showers..........

But what happened in Bots, stays in Bots.......
Collapsed tents :oops:/broken toilets/seep skatte jag. 8-[ /en 5 ster ontbyt. :roll:
Thats why you okes came back so grumpy :twisted:
Who said we were grumpy ? ......it was a once in a life time experience......most of us are still good friends :oops: 3 of the original group of 2010 has died in the mean time :( We showered together with only 40% shade netting between us 8-[ We had to wade through knee deep water to the camp at Shakawi.....and the elephants decided there were not enough water so they pulled the pipes from the reservoir during the night. :twisted: Halve the guy's tents and clothing got delayed as Zuluben had to send it by trailer through Nam and then back into the delta. :shock:We had a banana for breakfast. :roll: .....Oom Ses enjoyed that a lot...rest his saol. :( On the way back from Maun we filed a flightplan for Francistown (which the 4 cyl jobs would only just made in terms of fuel)....halve way there the guy's in front (4 cyl) contacted Francistown.....only to hear its closed with graders in the runway :shock: .....short right to Soapans.....to land illegally/uninvited on Anglo's runway.....and beg the CEO.....in his bed....in London.....for their 2 drums of avgas :oops: No we were never grumpy.....we would never be able to organize another trip like that even if we tried. Thank you Zuluben. =D> =D>
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Rotor kop » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 am

Marius Schrenk wrote:
Rotor kop wrote:
Marius Schrenk wrote: Collapsed tents :oops:/broken toilets/seep skatte jag. 8-[ /en 5 ster ontbyt. :roll:
Thats why you okes came back so grumpy :twisted:
Who said we were grumpy ? ......it was a once in a life time experience......most of us are still good friends :oops: 3 of the original group of 2010 has died in the mean time :( We showered together with only 40% shade netting between us 8-[ We had to wade through knee deep water to the camp at Shakawi.....and the elephants decided there were not enough water so they pulled the pipes from the reservoir during the night. :twisted: Halve the guy's tents and clothing got delayed as Zuluben had to send it by trailer through Nam and then back into the delta. :shock:We had a banana for breakfast. :roll: .....Oom Ses enjoyed that a lot...rest his saol. :( On the way back from Maun we filed a flightplan for Francistown (which the 4 cyl jobs would only just made in terms of fuel)....halve way there the guy's in front (4 cyl) contacted Francistown.....only to hear its closed with graders in the runway :shock: .....short right to Soapans.....to land illegally/uninvited on Anglo's runway.....and beg the CEO.....in his bed....in London.....for their 2 drums of avgas :oops: No we were never grumpy.....we would never be able to organize another trip like that even if we tried. Thank you Zuluben. =D> =D>
That sounds like an experience (i am too old for that now). Just another reason to fly choppers - who needs a runway :D
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by BigglesSA » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:53 pm

Marius Schrenk wrote: ......... /en 5 ster ontbyt. :roll:
Ek onthou hoe vreeslik beindruk Abel was oor die ontbyt :lol:
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:21 pm

BigglesSA wrote:
Marius Schrenk wrote: ......... /en 5 ster ontbyt. :roll:
Ek onthou hoe vreeslik beindruk Abel was oor die ontbyt :lol:
Amper so beindruk as toe hy sy radio sag gestel het en Gab's nie kon hoor nie terwyl hy en die kommersieele flug alby vir die aanloopbaan gemik het voor die donderstorm....."Ag Fakkit Ma,am....... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by BigglesSA » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:19 pm

Marius Schrenk wrote:
BigglesSA wrote:
Marius Schrenk wrote: ......... /en 5 ster ontbyt. :roll:
Ek onthou hoe vreeslik beindruk Abel was oor die ontbyt :lol:
Amper so beindruk as toe hy sy radio sag gestel het en Gab's nie kon hoor nie terwyl hy en die kommersieele flug alby vir die aanloopbaan gemik het voor die donderstorm....."Ag Fakkit Ma,am....... :lol: :lol:
Ag mis ek darem nou die ou bliksim en sy mannewalis! Net hy en Pietie ken die waarheid oor die chocks in Maun. Nou sal ons nooit weet nie want Pietie gaan nie praat nie!!!! :lol:
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Shallowpig » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:10 pm

BigglesSA wrote: Nou sal ons nooit weet nie want Pietie gaan nie praat nie!!!! :lol:
En Oom Ses sou nou meer trots wees op Pietie.

Geluk Pieterjan - al praat jy nie uit nie.
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:01 pm

Baie geluk Pietie....oom Ses was altyd trots op jou.Blykbaar was jy een van die vinnigste ou's om a pap Jabbi band te vervang.....die ou baas was net so biki verbaas as jy meer geld daarvoor wou he......siende jy die pilot was en nie die AP nie. :wink: :lol:
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by ZuluBen » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:12 pm

Alles goeie tye gewees 8) :D

Looks like we are doing Botswana again next year.

Start dropping pennies into the piggy bank :wink: :lol:
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Re: Flight to the Delta

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:37 pm

ZuluBen wrote:Alles goeie tye gewees 8) :D

Looks like we are doing Botswana again next year.

Start dropping pennies into the piggy bank :wink: :lol:
=D> =D> :D :D Sal seker rustiger verloop....en dis ook lankgenoeg dat ons vorige kapperjolle vergete en vergewe is. :oops: :oops:
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