I`m not often inclined to start a thread, but just read this article on young British bush pilot, David Simpson.
Inside the African jail hell of British pilot charged with murder - Telegraph
David, 24, has found himself caught up in one of the atrocities that frequently occur in that part of the world and is now imprisoned in fairly desperate conditions. His only crime appears to be reporting one.
Several things rang out for me. The first was the dignity and fortitude he is displaying given the injustice of the accusations leveled at him and the conditions in which he finds himself. The second was that, incredibly, he expressed his desire to continue flying in Africa after he is (hopefully) released.
It`s great to see a young pilot expressing genuine passion for his work and the contribution it makes. To me, David is a "real" pilot, and an ambassador for our profession. How refreshing in the new age of selfish, "lifestyle" chasing button pushers. Bravo David Simpson- if I`m in a position to hire an FO again his CV will go to the top of the pile.
For those of you on facebook, there appears to be a contact here where I suppose you can express support-
David simpson british pilot imprisioned in central africa | Facebook
Otherwise, if anyone knows David or of a way to express support outside of the the "social" networks, I would be obliged.