MackSolo Team Update – Day 64 ✈️ 🌍
Woooooohoooooooo!!! 💪✨🕺💃🏻🥳🎉🍾🎊This morning is a major celebratory moment, as Mack has reached his FIRST ANTIPODAL point near Rodrigues, #indianocean, at coördinates 18.012S 065.02E. He took off at 7H30 local time (3h30 UTC) and landed again in Plaine Magnien, Grand Port, Mauritius ...
MackSolo Team Update – Day 63 ✈️ 🌍
"When it looks too good to be true... it probably is"
You all know the saying, yes? Now let's apply it to Mack's journey.
Since his 7-week delay at the start of his journey, all apparently seems to have been relatively smooth sailing. Or not? What do you think?
Often perhaps it l...
MackSolo Team Update – Day 62 ✈️ 🌍
Yesterday's flight - another 5-hour sea leg - took Mack from #Madagascar 🇲🇬 to #Mauritius 🇲🇺 with an unforgettable aerial approach via the #monolith of La Morne Brabant.
Both countries' history, and therefore aviation history, is closely tied with that of France 🇫🇷 and the neigb...
MackSolo Team Update – Day 61 ✈️🌍
Two days ago, after an 8-hour flight - of which 6 hours solid over water - from Zanzibar to #Antananarivo, #Madagascar, Mack saw this amazing tropical « anvil » cloud! They are generally found in strong #thunderstorms ⛈.
They're often said to look as if a bomb went off because of...
MackSolo Team Update – Day 60 🌍✈️
Wooooohoooooo Mack has just made an 8 hour long - 6 hour over the sea - flight and landed in #Antananarivo, #Madagascar 🇲🇬
A #flight over the sea 🌊 is potentially always riskier, as there are no options to divert and land in case of an issue. Mack felt comfortable with this fli...
MacKSolo Team Update - Day 59 🌍 ✈️
Mack landed in the spice island of #Zanzibar, #Tanzania yesterday! Wooohooo. This is his 4th African country and he has now reached the the warm, blue waters of the #IndianOcean.
Today was a well-deserved rest-day for him and Sharky, who was booked in for some maintenance work.
MackSolo Team Update – Day 58 ✈️🌍
Ever heard of Aerial Seed Bombing? The concept is simple: throw seeds from an #airplane ✈️ as a method to engage in #reforestation.
No holes to dig, no seedlings 🌱 to transplant: only encased #seeds are thrown out randomly into the wilderness from the #sky. This is the new way of...
MackSolo Team Update – Day 57 🌍✈️
Leaving behind the mountainous area of Mount Kenya ⛰ and Nairobi for drier lands and heading ever more #South, Mack landed at Vipingo Ridge today, North of #Mombassa. It is the first time he sees the sea again since Alexandria, Egypt.
On his way, he saw #MountKilimanjaro 🏔 #, #Afri...
MackSolo Team Update – Day 56 ✈️🌍
Since he has entered the #African continent, it is, for now, all Hakuna Matata for Mack!!! 👌💪🙏
This morning he landed in #Nairobi, #Kenya and is almost a quarter of the way through his round-the-world journey ✈️. On his way, he crossed the #Equator and had a lucky weather window ☀...
MackSolo Team Update – Day 55 ✈️🌍
#Jambo Everyone! Mack has now safely landed in #Lokichogio, #Kenya after an early departure from Khartoum. Don't forget to switch on your audio 🎧 for the in-flight videos!
For his African route, Mack has loosely been following the route of the early Imperial Airways aviators ✈️: f...
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