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Federal Air Charter (Fed Air) - Madikwe and Sabi Sands

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I recently flew on Fedair again to Madikwe and then from Kruger to Johannesburg.

To my surprise, I had the pleasure of having Evan Baillie as my pilot. He currently is the CEO of Fedair I had a chance to talk with him for awhile (not while we were flying). He used to be owner of Bateleur Air which recently merged with Fedair. I found out that he still flies at least once a week to make sure he is in touch with his company (reminds me of Undercover Boss without being undercover).

Both flights were excellent and were about an hour long. The pilot kept us informed throughout the flight with information.

One of my big concerns was that many of my friends who were photographers had flown Fed Air prior to the merge and they were charged as much as another ticket to carry their camera equipment. I travel very heavy with two bags of equipment and I was not looking forward to excess baggage fees. To my surprise, I found out that Fedair no longer has a policy for charging for extra camera gear which definitely made me and my wallet very happy. Evan explained to me after our flight that he changed the policy to be more competitive with airlines like SAA Airlink which has highly restrictive baggage policies.

Evan also told me that the Kruger Air terminal at Skukuza will be upgraded to handle more commercial and charter flights. They are going to remodel the terminal to make it more modern.

I have flown both Fed Air and Bateleur Air at least 18 flights and I have found them to be on time and extremely professional. With their new baggage policy, I can recommend them more than ever.

Mike

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