|Oxfam operated a relief flight to Juba in South Sudan from Birmingham Airport on Sunday 18 May 2014....|
|Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov 12BP UR-CGW positioned in from Riga to operate the flight....|
|.... which was carrying a large amount of Oxfam relief supplies for South Sudan|
|.... including a framed tent - yes everything in these photos was to go inside the Antonov 12!|
|Loading of the Antonov 12 soon started....|
|.... with all the crates having to be carefully positioned and tied down - it was a long |
slow process as it was important to get the aircraft's "weight and balance" correct....
|.... but finally everything was on board with every inch of space used!!|
|Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov 12BP UR-CGW then started up for Heraklion its first stop|
en-route to Aswan, Egypt and then onto Juba in South Sudan....
|.... it was almost certainly the heaviest loaded Antonov 12 to ever depart Birmingham|
|.... so made full use of the runway followed by a long slow climb out |
The flight was organised by Air Charter Services on behalf of Oxfam
and was handled at Birmingham Airport by Blue City Aviation
|Donations to the Oxfam South Sudan emergency response appeal can be made here -|
|Sunday 18 May 2014|