Our first helicopter! Posted May 27, 2011 by Adrian Nance

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Our first helicopter was signed over today in Dar Es Salaam.  Harold Knepper of Hope of the Nations Tanzania met Adrian Nance representing our South African team at a hotel in Tanzania and they did the paperwork.   Sorry the shot is a bit shaky – it was pretty dark!

Our first helicopter

Here is our first helicopter 5H-XSH a Bell Jet Ranger, on the Tanzanian Register doing ground checks in Dar Es Salaam prior to the long ferry flight to South Africa.  

What we want our first helicopter to do is to be ready to do disaster response across Southern Africa.  So we will base it in South Africa and then deploy it as required to countries where there is a need.   So we will fly it to Johannesburg for importing into that country.  There it will have detailed inspections and a change of registration, and reemerge with a different call sign.

MAF Tanzania was a huge help in making all the flying happen.  Check them out.