We just got off the phone with James & Mike in Belem, Brazil. Though they sound tired, you could hear they are in great spirits after completing the 4,044km trip from Guinea. We will give them some time to relax a bit, and update you later with more news.
One thing we learnt today is that if all else fails, turn to Facebook. After trying different ways of re-establishing contact with Mike & James because the satellite could not pick up the tracker correctly, it was Robbie Weich (one of our Facebook fans in Belem) who managed to get hold of them through Belem air control tower at the international airport. To know that Belem was aware of ZU-TAF was such a relief.
I think none of us were prepared for the huge response from visitors when everyone was informed the guys are getting ready to land. The messages are still streaming in. Thank you to all of you for following this adventure, and all the wishes and words of encouragement…it is truly amazing.