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Leg 10

Kalemie, Democratic republic of Congo to Tabora, Tanzania.

Nothing to report to be honest.  I got a pat on the back from the engineer.   Navigation was happy.  “Just follow that coast line” until I tell you.  The bleeding Nav was wrong though it was a lake, not a sea as ‘coast line’  suggests.

The JF DC-3 is reinstalled, but I need to ‘fix’ everything again.  Disconnect the Ap and do a repaint.  Not to mention, for some reason, SP1 didn’t work.

More soon  I’m on my way http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kilimanjaro next.

Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic conesKiboMawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 ft above sea level (the Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak).[3]

 

 

 

Leg 9

FBLA Mbala – FZRZ Kalemie  Democratic republic of the Congo.

1:20 Flight Time.  Weather Neglible.  21Degrees C.

We landed on a long approach over the lake.  Very pretty it was.

Nothing to report.  I flew the flight with my usual perfect skills.   As I walked away I say Norm, Erci and the Co-pilot standing around a slowly flattening tyre on the DC-3.  I told Eric he should replace them before they wear out.   They just stood around.

The port at Kalemie was built to connect the Great Lakes rail line (from the Kabalo junction on the Lualaba River) to the Tanzanian lake port and railhead at Kigoma, from where the Tanzanian Central Railway Line runs to the seaport of Dar es Salaam. The port was built with a 130 m wharf and 3 mobile cranes, giving it a capacity of 500 tonnes per day with two shifts. However, the cranes are non functional, and vessels cannot reach the wharf due to silting up of the lake next to it. The buildings of the port also require rehabilitation.[1] Moreover, the railway line for 100 km west of Kalemie is ‘very degraded’ and not fully operational.