Fresh Air Matters... with Capt. YawIf all things are equal, by the time you read this, I and others, will be en-route on an around
Meanwhile, in preparation, here we are, still planning the route, considering alternates, fuel burn calculations and imagining the challenges, and putting safety first in all things.
I am sure that, by now, you are asking yourself ‘Why fly around
The reasons for this ‘Tour de Ghana’ or the ‘All Over Ghana Flight’, sponsored by Expresso Telecom – Dare to Dream, is complex and multi-faceted. First of all,
On Monday the first of November, the date of this edition, we will set off with two CH701 aircraft, built by Ghanaian young ladies, from Kpong Airfield in the Eastern Region early in the morning. The first leg of the route will take us over the Akuapem-Togo range to Koforidua, celebrating the first regional capital on the list and giving Eastern Region its placement early on. Routing slightly to the south, we will then set a cap on
As we fly into the Western Region, looking out to sea for the oil rigs, we will then position ourselves to enter the pattern at Takoradi, waiting for an appropriate moment to land. Once landed, we will stretch our legs, pay any courtesy calls to the ‘facilities’ before setting off for Mim, the Cashew Capital of Ghana in Brong Ahafo. At Mim we will do a low pass, celebrating
We are no strangers at Sunyani, and have enjoyed operating from there before, but this day will be different. This time we will be stepping upwards and outwards, across the Northern Region, towards the Upper West at first light the next day.
The route from Sunyani to Wa routes past the picturesque
After Wa, weather and time permitting, we will swing out to the North East, past Upper East’s capital of Bolgatanga, before routing south to Tamale. It is a long way out of the way from a direct flight to Tamale, but we really want to visit all of the capitals, if we possibly can. Tamale is a wonderful place to visit, and I have fond memories of being at the airport there in 1994. The only problem with Tamale is that it is so far away, if it were closer we would all love to visit it more often. The Northern Region capital is so different to
On leaving Tamale, on Wednesday morning, we will be routing roughly south to fly past Techiman en-route to
If after reading this you are still asking ‘Why?’ then you need to read this again, with a more open mind. We must all be ready to ‘Dare to Dream’, and if we dare, we may just realise that we can discover new places, establish that it can be done, and gain even greater motivation towards the next dream, which grows to become a vision, and then to a reality. There is so much to see and discover in
Capt. Yaw is Chief Flying Instructor and Chief Engineer at WAASPS – The Best Flying Experience in