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Let's see pics and videos from your bush flights, the planes, the pilots, the take offs, landings, (and landing strips). Looking out the window etc. Where were you flying to and from? When?

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samburumags

Will have to find them! Do the photo whizz kids have any tips about shooting from a plane. Nothing too technical please I only have a point and shoot, non of your fancy Taffle lenses !!!!!

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AKR1

Landing in the Mara

 

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Game Warden

Was it a very small plane @@AKR1?

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Game Warden

I've seen some inflight photos in recent trip reports. Let's get them featured here...

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Treepol

Here are 2 photos from our flight in July 2008 from Maun to the airstrip at San Camp with a birds eye view of dry Makgadikgadi NP with the harsh glare from the salt pans. I remember that the flight seemed very long and was definitely very noisy, earplugs are a must for these puddle jumper flights.

 

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These were taken on a scenic flight over the northern Pantanal in 2010. The pilot was our guide Julinho Monteiro of Pantanal Trackers and I recall the takeoff and landing as being very smooth. The flight was around 4 pm and the shadows were lengthening over the Transpantaneira and Lake Piuval.

 

 

 

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Game Warden

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No puke in the beard on this flight... ;)

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marg

What a surprise to have a helicopter transfer from the Selinda area to Duba Plains last September. We were picked up in a grassy area and traveled over the Selinda Spillway. Our pilot had not flown the area for a month and was surprised at how low the water was. Three years prior at the same time of the year the water was still coming in. The last photo is the Duba airstrip.

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graceland

Love a Heli ride; so cool isn't it.....like you are VERY SPECIAL!

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Game Warden

Let's see your inflight photos, whether in a small plane, balloon, microlight etc...

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KaingU Lodge

Not inflight, but guests departing Chunga airstrip, Kafue National Park.

 

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KaingU Lodge

South Luangwa 2010. Flying near the now-defunct Kalamu Lagoon camp.

 

 

 

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Game Warden

I found it to be a neat and well kept little aerodrome...

 

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Kingfisher Safaris

You might be in trouble now.....

 

2013 trip to Botswana, Maun to Chitabe, a flight i have flown myself as a Pilot many times. There may be four more flights to come.........

 

Take off

 

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Thamalakane River

 

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In the cruise

 

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The Descent and Landing

 

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elefromoz

Serengeti, 2010

 

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And in contrast, flying out of Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills

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AKR1

Over the Serengeti

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Mara North

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Over Duba Plains, Botswana in a chopper with the door open

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A direct flight from the Mara to Amboseli without going back to Wilson:

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AKR1
Game Warden

@AKR1There's some problems with your posts there...

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Kingfisher Safaris

And the next leg - Chitabe to Banoka Airstrip

 

Our aircraft arriving at Chitabe

 

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Take off from Chitabe

 

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In the climb

 

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The Okavango

 

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Looking down

 

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Our Pilot

 

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Flat Botswana

 

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Checking the airstrip before landing

 

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Turning onto final approach

 

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Final Approach

 

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Landing

 

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Big Andy

Will have to find them! Do the photo whizz kids have any tips about shooting from a plane. Nothing too technical please I only have a point and shoot, non of your fancy Taffle lenses !!!!!

 

@@samburumags I'm not a whizz kid by any means and two years late replying to your earlier question but one tip I have is get the lens of your camera as close to the glass as possible to cut out reflections but don't actually touch it or you may get vibrations. Not the good type.

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Soukous

I really enjoyed the lovely patterns as we flew over the Chobe River floodplain on our way from Kasane to Saile airstrip.

 

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johnweir

AERIAL IMAGES. BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE 2014.

Images 1-4, taken on a bush flight from Kwara to Linyanti (Lebala) airstrip, leaving the northern delta approaching the Linyanti Swamp, Botswana.

Image 5. Mosi-oa-Tunya & Zambezi River, taken during a helicopter flight from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, courtesy of Bonisair Helicopters.

Seem to get the best results by letting the camera do all the work, fully automatic! EF 24-105mm, images taken between 24 & 50mm. 

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offshorebirder

@johnweir - that last photo is a beauty!

 

 

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johnweir

CATARATAS DEL IGUAZU. SOUTHERN BRAZIL. JULY 2012.

I think I must have a waterfall / helicopter fetish, found these old images in a file, thought they were worth sharing.

Once again taken fully automatic, aerial images at 18mm. Lens EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, this was a great lens for general/wildlife photography and I was very sorry to see it go when I went full-frame.

Image 1. General view of Cataras del Iguazu taken from Brazilian airspace, hotel in the foreground is Hotel das Cataratas. (Excellent, particularly after several days in The Pantanal).

Image 2. Falls & Rio Iguazu (Superior). Garganta del Diablo (centre), which I think loosely translates to 'The Devil's Throat'.  This is approachable from the Argentinian side which we did, you can just about make out on the image the walkways leading to this impressive feature. 80%+ of the falls are actually located in Argentina.

I have included a 2 extra images just to set the ambience, obviously not taken from the air. 

Image 3. 'The Devil's Throat'. Argentinian side.

Image 4. Salto Rivadavia & Salto Tres Mosqueteros. Brazilian side.

Although Iguazu is the largest waterfall system in the world and hugely impressive, Victoria Falls for me remains number 1, just love the gorges below the falls, the Zambezi and the bridge, or is it just because it's Africa.

 

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Soukous

It was a thrill to see the herd of elephants we had been watching for a couple of days from a different perspective. 

Linyanti, Botswana

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