Comment "Overgrown and Military" on Salima Airport, Malawi

Mon, 20 Mar 2017
Overgrown and Military
Anonymous flyer on Salima Airport view thread

The Google Earth photo maybe represents the airfield in a drought, but we landed there on the 14th March 2017 and it was effectively an emergency landing in armpit high reeds and grass. To get the airplanes airborne again we hired local labourers to slash the grass and cut a runway path for US$80. We were also surrounded by the military on landing and were advised that the runway had been handed over to the military and despite our permit to land, we had no authority. On offering US$50 per day to look after the 3 planes, they relented and all seemed fine again.

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