Sunday, February 2, 2014

On The Road Again

Ever get the urge to say, "It's Sunday; I must be in Africa"? 

Well, maybe you don't, but that's what it is for me. I arrived in Johannesburg Wednesday night after some long but manageable flights, and it's been non-stop ever since.
Thursday morning, I met with Ian Andrew from CDX Global, the creators of the automotive training material that I use in Mozambique. The good folks from CDX donated an amazing set of mechanics tools to our program and had them shipped to Nelspruit where we could load them on the plane for our trip in tomorrow. 

It was great to finally meet Ian and Kevin in their "digs" in Joburg where they do all their hard work creating training curriculum for automotive students in South Africa. Thanks, guys! There'll be some pretty happy students once these tools arrive.
Tools donated by CDX Global
As mentioned, I fly into Mozambique tomorrow morning (Monday, February 3rd). This time we'll be using the Mercy Air Kodiak, and it's huge. True to form, I've been loading everything onto it that I can, to the point where the pilot is threatening to ban breakfast in the morning due to weight restrictions.
Mercy Air pilot Paul Middleton doing some pre-flight checks
So I'm signing off from South Africa, and my next update will be from Mozambique. Thanks for following along! 


  1. Looks like its so far so good! Another adventure underway. Cool tool set - that should go over very well. Will be looking forward to "completed" building pics.
    Take care.

  2. Really glad to hear things are going well, Rick. I look forward to your updates as you have time for them.


  3. Yay! Glad to see you made it safely. Sure looks warmer there than here - you got out of Calgary just before it snowed again. We love you, Dad!