20,000 hrs may not seem like a lot or maybe it does. PK-MAO is now the second Caravan in the MAF worldwide fleet to reach this milestone. A milestone that comes with a lot of work I might add. For the past 2 weeks our team here in Merauke has been hard at work disassembling our beloved airplane down to bear bones. Here are a few photos; day 1, day 5, day 6, and day 8 which was yesterday.
Next week the wings will come off and the plane will be lifted off the floats just high enough for the special NDT (non-destructive testing) tool. The disassembly process is almost complete. Hopefully the following week after the all the NDT is completed we can start to reassemble which usually takes a bit longer than the disassembly part.
Some up and coming things for our family. April my (Greg) mom and niece are coming for a visit and following their departure back to Canada beginning of May we will also be heading to Canada/USA ourselves. As our travel plans start to fall into place we will be posting our schedule here.