Part II The return Flight, Walfish Bay to Windkoek, Namibia
Day 4, Monday 20JUL Walfis Bay – Windhoek
That afternoon we planned to
fly east to
Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, but before doing this, we elected to
In this pretty little town, the
we noticed was, that the street names and shops all had German names.
In town we visited a very interesting museum, nice shops and restaurants.
One particular Café we made a
stop at was a
replica of what one would find in Germany. This is certainly a
We arrived back at the airport
to get a quick weather update and then take off through the low layer
After exactly one hours flight time we arrived at Windhoek’s Eros airport just outside town.
As we taxied to the ramp, the
was waiting for us at our final parking location. We have never met
Before departure from
Johannesburg, a few
days back, I called them up and we were immediately invited to come and
Jeannie Tromp and his son Dirk
keen to inspect Hotel Oscar November and also wanted to show us their
Before leaving for the Thromp’s
refilled, while talking about our further routing via the West Coast of
Everyone we talked to in the
the Meteo, at the FBO and the Bush pilots office, the comments were
In other words it was
apparently not a good
idea even if I had written many letters and sent telexes and faxes to
Nevertheless someone agreed to
try his best
with his connections in Angola, to obtain the necessary clearance for
3 to 5 days.
Jannie’s wife, Runnel gave us a
welcome and she lay on a delicious dinner, prepared by herself and her
Before we sat down to dinner,
they said a
prayer for us crazy aviators and we appreciated as we started to think
We enjoyed a marvellous evening
together with our new friends,
exchanging personal and all sorts of flying stories.