With the arrival of the new R66 helicopter here in Cameroon, there have been reasons to celebrate. And over Easter weekend, there was a celebration at the aviation hangar with a BBQ, a presentation and dedication of the helicopter, and of course, helicopter rides.
Brian, Eila, Josiah, and Thaddeus went on the ride. Shannon stayed on the ground, like she prefers.
Here we are just after our ride.
The helicopter ride gave us a chance to see Yaoundé from the air. It’s a big, sprawling city. Unfortunately the air was very hazy while we were flying, so visibility was poor, but we could see much of the city right below us.
Yaoundé stretching off to the horizon.
Brian also assisted with the BBQ portion of the event, which involved an entire pig and an entire sheep. They were slowly roasted overnight underground wrapped in banana leaves and foil. Another one of the dads here orchestrated the whole pig roast. It was fun to be able to help out.
It was a memorable day.