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Old 14th Sep 2011, 15:31
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Exascot
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RDF Television are making a documentary series for UKTV’s channel Dave about the men and women flying small planes in southern Africa. We’ll be following the lives of these courageous pilots as they ferry passengers and cargo around the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert, and as they try to live a normal life in a part of the world which is anything but!

Young pilots head to Botswana from all over the world to take on possibly the toughest job they’ll ever do. This is real hands and feet flying and pilots here have to contend with wildlife on the airstrips, rapidly changing weather, and tough, busy schedules as they quickly clock up flying hours in some of the most amazing scenery in the world.

The only way to get a job in Botswana is to turn up and try your luck. You can’t apply for jobs by email or phone, you have to roll up to have a chance. Each year a huge crowd of pilots from every corner of the globe camp out in the hope that this year they might just land the dream job of becoming a bush pilot.

We’re looking for any pilots currently in the UK who are planning on heading to Botswana this year... if you’re thinking of going this year, or early next year, please drop us a line on 0117 970 7697 or email us: [email protected]
They are so keen to make this documentary they couldn't be bothered to answer my e-mails. Is this going to be another 'Botswana Bound'? Probably.
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