August 20 2020 0Comment

ZS-MCC in Rukwa

Pilot Werner Venter flying MCC Aviation’s Bell 407 in Rukwa,Tanzania.

The region’s name comes from Lake Rukwa, which harbors the largest population of crocodiles in the nation and it’s also home for Hippopotamus.

Not only does the area host crocs and Hippo, its very well known for Topi, Albino Giraffe, Elephant, Dark colored Zebra, Eland, Reed buck, Buffalo and even some rare animals like Puku and Shoebill.

The lake covers an area of 2600 square km and sits at an elevation of 2600 feet, the lake lies over the epicentre of an earthquake-prone zone. See where we going with this…….

These conditions make for some interesting flying!

MCC had the honour of sending one of our flagship machines to do Safaris and wildlife photography. Photographer Dallas Hemeyer did a phenomenal job capturing the true essence of the Lake, wildlife, people and our beloved Bell 407 ZS-MCC.

Pilot Werner Venter trying to get back to the vehicle, a group of hippos broke through the bush nearby. They gave the guests on the truck quite the show
Passenger waiting for Werner to land to pick them up
Lake Rukwa
Ready for the day’s work
ZS-MCC lifting off for the days work
Zebra, Buffalo and Puku
ZS-MCC coming home from an afternoon flight


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