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Aharon Dayan

Relief Food Aid Cargo In Africa

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Here is relief food aid cargo flight in 1980s from HKJK Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 9 miles southeast of central business district of Nairobi the capital of and largest city in Kenya to HCMM Aden Adde International Airport formerly known as Mogadishu International Airport serving Mogadishu the capital of Somalia.

Finished heavily loaded with food aid

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Check out cool tail and you can see one of aid workers waving in a cargo window

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Need somebody to check my engines to be sure everything is ok

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Bol the famous basketball player checking my engines as he always did for all cargo planes on relief flights to Somalia and Sudan. Heck he did not need ladder to check engine oil:) :)

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Being pushbacked by airport tug

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Now taxiing to short of runway 24

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Entering into runway 24 for more taxiing and then backtracking

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Backtracking at the beginning of runway 24

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Airborne on climb to FL340 with background view of Nairobi the capital of and largest city of Kenya

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Turning right to head to AVITU

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Wing view of the capital city

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Fun to watch wing and engines going through clouds!!

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Climbing climbing to FL340

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Intercepting AVITU and turning left to head to TULAP

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Climbing with nice sunrise view

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Now cruising at FL340

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Crossing border of Kenya and Somalia

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Heading to Indian Ocean to get ready for approach from waters of Indian Ocean to pass over the city on way to runway 23

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At 10,000 ft passing Somalia highway called Wadada Marka Iyo Afgooye where you can see vehicles on the highway

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At 4,000 ft over Indian Ocean with background view of capital city Mogadishu

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Time to make 180 degree left turn toward runway 23 going to pass over the capital city

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Wing view of northern side of the capital and if you see building complex at upper left corner of screenshot, that is Keysaney Hospital.

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Passing over the capital

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On final approach to runway 23

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Seconds before touchdown

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TOUCHDOWN

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Check out cool reverse thruster method

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Because of uncertain danger in Somalia in 1980s, it was best to hurry the cargo unloading on runway and then take off immediately to safety

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Thank you for viewing!! Stay tuned for next exciting flight!!

Regards,

Aharon

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