To Fly

Sharp and at the ready.

Yesterday’s flight to the Petén was delayed a couple hours due to heavy fog. When the tower finally cleared everyone to taxi we made it to zero-one before everyone else, but had to wait for all the airlines to take off first. We allowed probably fifteen aircraft to take off before we were finally cleared.

To Fly


Years ago a MAM pilot tried to take off, realized it wasn’t going to work, and tried to abort –only to go past the end of the runway and over the side of a cliff. Miraculously everyone  survived (a tree caught them). This is a picture of the fuselage of that airplane… and in the second picture our current mission pilot tries heroically to get it off the ground.