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Old 5th May 2011, 05:25
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Many thanks for you efforts.
I have no idea re the colour of the tail as it was dark when we left Francistown and just glad to get off the blooming thing by the time we arrived back in Aden!
Still, I suppose it was better than the outbound flight from Aden to Francistown on an RAF "whistling tit".
Sat on para seats, a piece of canvas stretched between parallel tubes with a net for a safety belt, for 19 hours was not a lot of fun.
After 2 refuelling stops in Nairobi and Chileka (Blantyre), the pilot decided to fly low over Rhodesia for the last leg.
We assumed this was a deliberate provocation of the Rhodesians as relations between the UK government and Ian Smith's regime were at the fist shaking level.
Still, the pilot was good enough to show us Victoria Falls!
Thanks again.
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