Robert's African Adventure
At the end of 2011 the Company I was working for was sold and as I had decided not stay with the new owners I had 6 months of “gardening” leave to enjoy. My thoughts turned to a flying trip around the African continent. I had always wanted to do this since reading the excellent book by Alex Henshaw “The flight of the Mew Gull”. While the story of him setting the single engine London – Cape Town – London record in 1939 was amazing and has until very recently (2010) been one of the most enduring records in aviation. The part of the book that sparked my imagination was the trip around Africa made by Alex and his Father in 1938 in their Vega Gull.