Christoph is currently going through his standardization with the aircraft that we will use in Honduras. He trains special conditions, such as landing on short grass runways, airdrops and more.
Our aircraft (Cessna 206) was recently overhauled with a new engine and new instruments. After major modifications, it is important to look for any defects during the next flights. For example, we noticed a strange behavior using the autopilot. When we carried out further tests on the ground, a cable got stuck and blocked the ailerons, something that could have had serious consequences in flight. As soon as the flight training is completed, we will conduct a major inspection.
We also had an intensive time of teambuilding with the other two families. We learned about cultural differences and the associated potential for conflicts, Nina gave us a good overview of tropical diseases and we had a safety training in which we learned how to deal with dangerous situations. It was also very interesting to learn more about the development of our children in foreign cultures.
Together with the children we also attended some “Feed the hunger” events, where we and others packed several thousand food packages for developing countries. “Feed the hunger” was one of the organizations that provided food for Honduras.
Tobias, Elia and Elise had their birthdays in November / December and we were able to celebrate together with the children of our team, that was fun.
We are happy to announce that we are expecting again in the beginning of August and are curious whether Elise or the boys will get reinforcement.
- We are grateful for:
- our loyal supporters
- our new family member
- Please pray for:
- our trip to Honduras (despite COVID)
- protection against tropical diseases
- good medical care for childbirth
We were able to contact most of you personally to thank you for your support, for some we unfortunately could not find any contact details. Many thanks to everyone for your loyal support!