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Maun, Botswana. The essential guide.

Old 4th Dec 2011, 14:37
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From Parker007:
is hiring done for this season?
Clearly shaken not stirred

The 'season' finished months ago. Why do you not read the thread properly before asking such a silly question?
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Old 4th Dec 2011, 14:44
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I would have thought that a bush flying course is quite a waste of money unless you can do it in the equivalent of Universal Studios with all the instantaneous and variable special effects of the elements and the animals that one finds in Africa. I wouldn't have thought that the Namibian pilot is correct although it might have worked out for him hoodwinkwise. What defines a flight simulator, as in a three axis full motion machine, and what defines an instrument flight training simulator, as in a comfy chair and a screen that flaps around the horizon, could be two different concepts? Perhaps that's a reflection on aviation and safety in Maun? Too many MM simulator hours and not enough actual ones? Would a C206 type rating and no experience on type give you an edge? Others may be able to clarify that point for you? You could take the opportunity to self teach some tricky weight and balance examples including density altitude considerations. I wonder if it would impress at an interview if you demonstrated that you kew your way around a performance take off and landing graph, the very thought, WAT an idea!
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Old 4th Dec 2011, 15:11
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No Hungarians in the Maun nights at the moment... Although been there done that, but never got the T.
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 16:42
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hello guys anybody knows how many pilots are now in Maun looking for a job???
thanks so much
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 19:30
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when to go

Would 1st of February be to late to try to get a job in Bost and Namibia¿?
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 21:01
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The 'bush flying' course, has nothing of real value to the prospective Maun pilot.

While you might learn a few handling techniques that will equip you for one or other situation in life, it is very far from what is required to flyin Maun.

Maun is regarded as bush flying only because there is bush around. You don't really fly in it.

Spend the money on a rating and maybe a few hours on type.
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Old 6th Dec 2011, 08:52
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About 15 guys around at the moment..
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Old 10th Dec 2011, 02:26
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15 guys and one girl!
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Old 10th Dec 2011, 04:52
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All sixteen with Instructor ratings?
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Old 10th Dec 2011, 08:27
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15 guys and one girl!
I wondered when someone was going to correct that

Good luck to you all it is interesting times here.
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Old 10th Dec 2011, 11:06
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Snow White and the Fifteen Dwarves? Then February 14th would be more advantageous for a newbie job seeker than February 1st perhaps?
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 17:40
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One more to add to the 16...

Hello guys,

I´m going to Maun in January and I need your opinion to decide what transport to take from Johannesburg to Maun.

I'll arrive in Johannesburg airport and I'm thinking on taking a taxi to the International Bus Station where I can get a bus to Maun. Would that be dangerous for a guy with a backpack? Can anyone give me schedules of the buses or a link to it?

The other possibility is the airplane, but that will cost more money and that is a rare thing now days...

Thank you all
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 17:58
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heading to maun in January
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 19:00
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Also going

I´m also going down there in Janaury. All info would be appreciated
By the way how many hours Johanseburg -Maun by bus?
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 09:13
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Express! Bus.

Maun Self Drive 4x4 Miscellaneous Page of Essential Information - Maun Self Drive 4x4

See this page for details.
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 11:50
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Thank you for the info.
Another thing... I'll need an entry permit in South Africa and Botswana. I'll get the South African visa at the airport, where can I get the visa for Botswana if I travel by Express? At the border?
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 12:45
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@Pirante: at the border
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 14:54
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heading to Maun too in jennuary, how many pilot there?? and more important....... how many bush pilot position still open??
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 21:38
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Thanks propcowboy

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Old 13th Dec 2011, 05:27
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heading to Maun too in jennuary, how many pilot there?? and more important....... how many bush pilot position still open??
Oh for pity sake...your question and answer are barely even a page back!

If you cant take two minutes to read and if those questions are the most important to you then dont bother going to Maun, you're wasting your time. Its astonishing...
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