It’s been one of my great pleasures to fly in the skies of South Africa. The country’s big – 472,000 square miles (1.2m Sq Km), making it 5 times larger than the UK. I was flying a a Cessna 182, which I’d also flown at Biggin Hill in the UK.
I took the South African Air Law Exam in Johannesburg (passed, 95%).
Departure day was hot, some 25°C.
Two stops and a couple of days later I reached Musina in the northern-most part of the country, 9 miles from the Border with Zimbabwe, at Beitbridge.
In my thriller SPIDER 2-3, Musina is where the terrorists fly in to from over the border, and then depart to steal the vital 9M714K-Alpha at the Fincrest Centre at Musina.
The team carries out the operation brilliantly. It takes them exactly 46 minutes.
And they think they’ve got clean away with it…