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Pilot Ryan Beeton – why I fly for The Bateleurs

Pilot Ryan Beeton – why I fly for The Bateleurs

Who knew that wild dogs could make a cockpit smell so terrible? Or that three large male lions loaded into a Cessna would cause the plane tail to collapse? Or that a Bat Hawk could fly with a bullet hole in its wing, without the pilot noticing? But...

Steve’s Wildlife Management Aviation – The Tembe Ellies

Steve’s Wildlife Management Aviation – The Tembe Ellies

Having spent two days of hard but exciting work, in a very successful 29 rhinos de-horning operation at Phinda Game Reserve, Zululand, the time came, to put the combined aviation and ground ‘Forces’ to work, in an elephant searching operation....

The Phinda dehorning mission

The Phinda dehorning mission

On the descent into my first arrival circuit, I had a sighting of a big pod of hippos – and once all tied down and covered up, I was greeted by the Phinda ATC – well kinda, as these fellows are a resident herd and seen in/around the airfield daily....

All creatures  – we fly them!

All creatures – we fly them!

All creatures big and small, young and old, land and water - we fly them! Two orphaned African clawless otter cubs, also known as Cape clawless otters, were flown to Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital in two separate flights. Pilot Raymond...

Update Gorongosa Wild Dogs: Why do we do what we do?

Update Gorongosa Wild Dogs: Why do we do what we do?

Not only do we fly for conservation and the environment but the impact of our flights is of the utmost importance. Thus the rewarding sight of the 15 Wild Dogs flown to Gorongosa National Park being released, is what makes us tick. 15 Wild Dogs (9...

Thank you to our extraordinary pilots

Thank you to our extraordinary pilots

"Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination". It was a special moment for me when I had the opportunity to thank some of our extraordinary pilots, not just on behalf of the Bateleurs but also on behalf of Wildlifevets...

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