Behind the Scenes – Part I

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Most pilots fly their planes to the destination, but when your destination is Africa, and your de Havilland Beaver rumbles along at Mach 0.1, it’s faster and cheaper to ship it by cargo ship.  And so it was that three Beavers were disassembled and packed into 40′ containers for the long journey half way around the world. Here’s a video of the process.

The Great Africa Air Safari Part 1

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4 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes – Part I

  1. Karlene Petitt

    Life is a process, and this is one like none other. I know the effort will be well worth it. Be safe! Have fun!

  2. Deirdre

    This is great Doug. Not quite the same as joining you guys, but at least we now know how to dissemble a Beaver in 10 secs for next time. We will be watching for updates.

  3. Jim Allan

    So out of curiosity, what was the final cost to dis-assemble, ship, and re-assemble a DeHav Bev to S.A.?

    1. Doug

      Takes about 25 man hours on either end for assembly/disassembly. Shipping door-to-door is a cool $10K. Fuel to fly it there would be about $20K . Have to save up our Social Security income.


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