|© Chris A Crumley|
April 17, 2011
Aldabra Expedition Exit Plan
To avoid a week's steaming back to Mahe from Aldabra, the President of the Seychelles loaned us his Citation jet (note the tail number, SY001). There was an atoll near Aldabra with a runway, but no fuel source and the jet didn't have fuel capacity for a roundtrip.
So, we carried 55 gallon drums of jet fuel on Fantasea II, offloaded them on the atoll and, using a hand-cranked pump, transferred the fuel to the jet.
Then, three of us at a time with our dive gear and cameras in passenger seats, flew back to Mahe.