Building Zenith aircraft is a pleasure we all enjoy.  Being a little more than 'naive' my team got to build the aircraft, the hangars and the airfield - as well as work on the regulations and approvals process for Ghana!  Today, we administer the training and assessment, as well as licence issue for the National Licence (LSA equivalent) on behalf of the Authorities.  It has been a long journey, and we have further to go.


Perhaps the biggest challenge was to transform the bush lands.... Planning and developing the largest private airfield in West Africa has been a challenge. Approvals, laying out, budget constraints (what budget?), time and climate... all have given us some challenges... but the end result (with about 5000 movements per year) is really looking good and changing lives, one flight at a time!


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Comment by Chumphol Sirinavin on December 1, 2012 at 12:08pm
Hi Jon,
This is already a very great achievement in aviation anywhere.
Comment by Jonathan Porter on December 1, 2012 at 11:20am

Thank you for the wonderful comments of support - and for this post being featured.  You have no idea how the words of encouragement and support mean.   Do plan a visit to us - we love volunteers! (

and we are at   N06°06.917 E00°03.472

Comment by Raymond Paul on December 1, 2012 at 12:52am

Truely amazing and to accomplish this in Africa when the goal posts keep moving and changing size, you guys are amazing people!!!!

Comment by Andre Levesque on November 30, 2012 at 8:49pm

Hello Johnatan,

Congratulations to you and your team. Your devotion and perseverance is a welcomed gift to Humanity.

What are  the GPS coordinates of your airfield?

Comment by Joe Byrd on November 30, 2012 at 2:59pm
Jonathan. I am proud of you and your efforts. You have a great mission there. Maybe someday I can come help out
Comment by Jonathan Porter on November 30, 2012 at 11:53am

Thanks Bob... now, when are you coming out to visit!?

Comment by Bob McDonald on November 30, 2012 at 8:40am

Looks like "Home Sweet Home"  :>)   Tremendous effort and accomplishment by all those involved, you should be very proud of your contributions to both aviation and the betterment of peoples lives in Ghana. Your work is the true "Jungle Gold". (ref- TV Reality Series).

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