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Some serious work is being done on my aircraft. I have flown to the main base in Gove, about 200 kms away, where a hundred-hourly inspection is being done on the airplane. This takes two days.

 

This time I have taken Janneke and the kids with me. Tomorrow afternoon, we want to fly back, but the engineers have indicated they still need a full day of work. It is a question whether we will make it. For the next day flights are planned. Thankfully, we have great engineers in MAF.

 

 

update Wednesday arvo:

With Janneke, the kids and our luggage I wait for the engineers who are doing test runs with the aircraft. We have two hours left before it's dark and it's a one hour flight to Milingimbi. Because the maintenance took long, I haven't been able to refuel yet either. After finishing the test runs, the engineers spend a little time looking at the radio's, but for the rest the aircraft is OK. Quite a relief: we can go home.


With Janneke, the kids and our luggage I wait for the engineers to finish.

 

One and a half hour later we land at Milingimbi and unpack our bags. The two days in Gove were pretty hectic. We applied for Judah's passport, Janneke did a check-up at the hospital. And of course Janneke went with the kids to the swimming pool. She will have to miss that for quite a while now. I was mostly in the hangar polishing the aircraft and cleaning the interior.

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