. . . and that brings us to one or two others who deserve a BIG THANKYOU
Most of you will already know about our Pilot Post Scheme
where BA pilots bring reading books and school supplies out to Zambia a suitcase at a time and all free of charge.
But what happens at Lusaka? And how do we get the bags a further thousand kilometres to Mfuwe and the children?
This is where one very special man and a whole Zambian airline come to the rescue.
When a suitcase or bag reaches Lusaka airport Dave Seaman from Tours Africa takes over. As a very important cog in this operation he makes sure that the bag gets to Proflight
Zambia. Proflight then put the bag full of goodies to their next available flight to Mfuwe that has spare luggage capacity. It all sounds so easy but without the goodwill of David Seaman, Proflight and all their employees this simple system would fail.
And it doesn’t end there. Sometimes guests coming to South Luangwa bring an extra bag full of school supplies. With prior arrangement we can arrange for these bags to be flown up by Proflight too.
So a HUGE BIG THANK YOU to Dave Seaman and all the Proflight staff who deserve medals for the part they willingly play in providing the South Luangwa schools and kids with much needed reading books and supplies. What heroes!