Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Haiti - Arrival Day

I don't plan to post on Day 1 of our Haiti Mission trip as we will be traveling much of the day but I thought I'd show you the airplanes that Missionary Flights International uses to transport mission teams like ours.  I don't know which one we'll be on but it probably  will be one of these DC-3's built in 1943 and 1944.  You can read more about this very fine support organization at the link to their site on their name above. 
You probably don't know that I have a private pilot license, although I have not piloted an airplane in 25 years.  Having that training gives me an understanding of and appreciation for how airplanes of this age can still be a reliable and safe mode of transportation.  I have an enormous amount of respect for airplane mechanics!

Time and connectivity permitting, I'll post an account of day 1 on Wednesday.