"flying the falls" a Sony Hi Definition adventure documentary that will explore three countries in Southern African by air. Using microlights while in the air and our tried and test Gopeds as portable ground exploration devices.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

No man or movie is an island!

Now that we have recovered from our microlight lag we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all who have supported us in the filming of “flying the falls.”

Without who’s support this production would not have been possible.

Sony South Africa http://www.sony.co.za/ - Awesome HDV Kit!

Aviate Products http://www.aviateproducts.co.za/ - the toughest trike for African Conditions.
Goped California http://www.goped.com/ - the GTR go anywhere off road Goped.
Islands in Africa www.islandsinafrica.com - for an unparallelled wet & wild African experience!
Ngepi Camp www.ngepicamp.com - for the most interesting toilets and bathrooms in the world!
Aerosport http://www.aersosport.co.za/ - for super technical support and most of all the emergencey replacement propellor for Tjeerd!
Ivan Loubsher - big time logistical support.
Charl Starke - we would not have found our way around the Kusai channel without your maps.
Mike Blythe - thanks for recommending Ngepi .
Namibian CAA - Brian Losper - http://www.dca.com.na/
Namibian Film Commission - for special permission to film in the trans frontier peace parks
Namibian Tourism Board www.namibiatourism.com.na
Zambian Air force - fighter escort services

Batoka Sky http://www.batokasky.com/ - a warm welcome to us in Livingstone
Sean & Benita from Susuwe Island Lodge - Sean for cutting us a runway, no matter how small and Benita for showing us how to find Africa's last few remaining tigers.
Jim & Helen Turnbull - grammatical moral support.
My wife Nella and daughter Sabrina
Jurgen Becker - my dad who custom built each camera mount
The Sunshine Company - http://www.sunshinecompany.co.za/ grips and the indestructible pelican case

Magus Visual - http://www.visuals.co.uk/magus/ LAN C Cables

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Home sweet home

We are back safe and sound in Cape Town, who ever said Namibia was a dry place ... what an awesome expedition ...

Monday, May 15, 2006

"Flying the Falls" at long last

Having a spectacular time, arrived in Vic Falls yesterday. The turbulance is on the extreme side after about 9:30 10:00 so getting airborne half an hour before sunrise to cover an average of about 250 miles on our flying days.

Flew over the majestic falls a couple of times in the afternoon went down there for a shower this morning.

Had a bit of excitement while filming a Hippo on the Quando River, looked rather dosile until it porpoised threw the water and onto the river bank and gave us a run for our money.

Plenty of game everywhere, with the majority being elephants, crocs and hippos...

Heading back towards SA in the morning, the water has been spectacular as a result of the extremly high seasonal rain falls with the rivers and flood plains overflowing in every direction. Makes for some interesting island landings on some soggy runways between the reeds...

Also wanted to thank Batoka Sky (http://www.batokasky.com/) for their exceptional hospitality...going out of their way to make us feel welcome.

Will publish a post at the next possible location ...

regards from your going mad mate mark

Monday, May 08, 2006

Greetings from the Kovango Delta

Had a cool day in the mokoros today dodging hippos and crocs followed by a spectacular sunset flight this after noon... Tjeerd lost his prop today due to a set of allan keys making their way through ...a replacement is on route to Rundu for collection on Wednesday. Thanks to Louis from Aerosport for his help.

So will be heading off east at sunrise in the morning on my own... in the hope that he will catch me up soon ...


Saturday, May 06, 2006

Greetings from Ngepi in the Caprivi Strip

We landed today on a small football field next to the Kovango river today. We are staying in luxury in a tented camp just meters away from the surgeing river.
Publishing from a very slow satelite conntection. Will try and get a picture up from our flight over the Etosha which has has the most rain in living memory and looks like the Atlantic Ocean.
Signing off ...

Friday, April 28, 2006

Goped GTR arrives in the nick of time.

Our new portable exploration device (Goped GTR) arrived late this afternoon. In the nick of time for Sundays departure. Our thanks to Goped in California for there support. This is truly a remarkable piece of engineering which we are sure to put to the test over the next month or so.

for more detailed info check out http://www.goped.com/products/gtr/default.asp

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Home made shoulder mount

Have just completed a light weight aluminum collapsible home made shoulder mount for the Sony Z1, packs really nicely into my trikes saddle bag.