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2 dollars for an orange – Saving Juma, Ezo and Congo

BY LOIS GUCHU AND CHRISTINE ANNE BERGER Issue 1 – February 2018   For those of us, lucky enough to witness chimpanzees in their natural or simulated environments, we find ourselves fascinated by their human-like behaviors. Little do most of us know about the peril that the chimpanzee population faces. Stories about the dwindling populations…

What difference does it make?

BY CHRISTINE ANNE BERGER Issue 1 – February 2018   How much effort does it take to deliver humanitarian relief to Somalis suffering from civil war and drought? LoveDornier228 takes a closer look at some of the logistical challenges the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) faces in Somalia. Xuddur’s landing strip is an…

Making art in the sky – Meeting Katsuhiko Tokunaga, the renowned aviation air-to-air photographer

BY SANTIAGO RIVAS Issue 1 – February 2018   Katsuhiko Tokunaga became a dear friend many years ago as he traveled South America to make air-to-air photographs. It’s challenging to put into words who this extraordinary man is because he is cordial, charming, passionate and “one of a kind”. “Katsu”, as we all know him,…

A lifeline over the Amazon

BY SANTIAGO RIVAS Issue 1 – February 2018   A trip with the Venezuelan Air Force along the course of the Amazon. Our mission: to provide a vital link between civilization and the indigenous communities of the Amazon. Our mission: the vital link We started our day leaving Puerto Ayacucho and made our way to…

Designed for duty in the toughest conditions

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE Issue 1 – February 2018   The late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, once famously said, “Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” Great design not only fulfils a function, it also anticipates the needs of users – and it fits in seamlessly with…

Norway – safari through Europe’s unspoiled wilderness

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE Issue 1 – February 2018   From glaciers and snow-capped mountains to the northern lights and the midnight sun, Norway is a stage for some of nature’s greatest spectacles. Its pristine landscape, coastline and islands are sanctuaries for some of Europe’s most exceptional – and toothiest – wildlife. Rugged mountains look down…

“The wing makes all the difference”

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN Issue 1 – February 2018   “Aerodynamically speaking, it’s the best you can get – an amazingly smooth surface, no edges, nothing.” Anyone joining Thomas Imke for a visit to the RUAG assembly hall in Oberpfaffenhofen will plainly see this salesman’s enthusiasm for his product. Imke is talking about the airfoils of…