Lesson #1


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The DHC Beavers that are used in the Great African Air Safari are too small and are not built for long distance or transoceanic flights. Fortunately, the aircraft are small enough to be able to disassembled and stowed in normal shipping containers. Here is a video of their disassembly:

How to Ship a Beaver in 60 Seconds

There are not direct shipping lines between Seattle and Cape Town, South Africa so the planes had to take a more circuitous route to get to Cape Town International Airport. What route would you choose for this shipment?

The great africa air safari phase1

The actual route was via the Pacific Ocean. The planes were shipped to Japan on the Albert Maersk and then transferred to the Maersk Colombo for a trip through the Indian Ocean before finally reaching their destination.

The great africa air safari lesson1

On May 11 at 2:00PM come to the Museum for your chance to preflight a DHC Beaver Aircraft!