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It is hard to believe that it is nearly one month since the annual pilgrimage of the faithful came to an end. We are all back in Ghana, and busy getting ready to start 4 more girls from the bushlands on a 4 year programme of learning to fly, build and maintain aircraft, run an airfield and use a computer...as well as drive a tractor and a truck! …Continue
Lydia is already known to many of you, she has undergone a lot of challenges in her little life.... yet, through the amazing healing power of Zenith Aircraft, she is getting above her problems...
As we beat out the circuits with the occassional 12kt gust that made her work harder, we started to…Continue
Ghana will be back at Oshkosh this year - and we are camping!
Not only will Patricia Mawuli be back but we hope to also bring the only disabled student pilot in Ghana too, Lydia (she is 16). If you are likely to be at Oshkosh, and particularly camping, and would like to share some stories of building and flying in Ghana, West Africa,…Continue
In Ghana, Santa has been giving inspirations to the CH701 building ladies of WAASPS and Medicine on the Move.
Consideration was given to renaming the the aircraft as 'Metal Sleigh', for, afterall, both the Wooden Sleigh of the red-coated-white-bearded aviator (Reindeer powered, of course), have great…Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on December 16, 2011 at 4:54am — No Comments
Hi fellow builders... would you like to have a part in helping to train girls to build Zenith aircraft in West Africa?…Continue
Thank you Zenith for making the growth of light aviation possible in Ghana, West Africa and for giving so many young people new hope. The ability to produce parts from scratch build, and to have kit parts coupled with excellent manuals and plans and outstanding support from the factory and Zenith community is what has made it possible for WAASPS, Medicine on the Move and the AvTech Academy to succeed in changing lives, one flight at a time.
The changes to these girls lives…Continue
Added by Jonathan Porter on August 20, 2011 at 3:16am — No Comments
I decided not to write about Oshkosh - since there was a lot already.. .but the Medicine on the Move (MoM) team are just winding up their USA tour - and looking forward to getting home to the team that are still in Ghana working hard on keeping the airfield ready for our return (they chose to dig out some large stones whilst we are away... and now need to fill the holes!!)
Last week we had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Zenith Factory. For Patricia this was her…Continue
Ok, so here is your challenge - a floating airport.
We are seriously considering taking on a disused hospital ship and converting it into a 'Health Education Vessel with Advanced First Responder Capabilities'. If successful, which is more than 50%, we would want to keep the vessel at large the majority of the time, anchored at a number of points along the thousands of kilometers of lake-coast on the largest man made lake in the world. Moving crews and supplies on and off…Continue
It is pretty certain that we will be coming to Oshkosh...
Oshkosh is a long way from home... a long long way from home...Continue
In West Africa light aviation is still massively under-utilised, yet in great need. So, with the harmattan dust restricting our flight movements, and with Detective Erin Nolan from the NYPD on a visit, we took to the road to check out the airfields we hoped to 'stimulate' either back to use or to improve. We scored 2/3 and get some very interesting tales to tell.…Continue
The story of the phoenix bird that loves fire came to mind today.
For the first time this year, we were able to fly - circuits and very local, but operational. Safety procedures are essential when you have been on the ground for an extended period, as has happened this year.
Our in house…