|Photo by a fellow blogger (http://uzitter.blogspot.com/2010/08/joging-di-airport-lama-kapit.html )|
9M-MDL, De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, C/N: 802
"Madam, only people like Datuk Tajang Laing can fly from Kapit!!" Many of them would think that flying was an impossible life experience, having been exposed only to long boats and Chinese motor launches.
But then again, so many lives were saved because there was the famous Flying Doctors' Service in Sarawak. In 1975, Tun Abdul Rahman Yaacob arrived by helicopter on the football field of SEDAYA, the school where I was teaching, to grace a function.
Today when I meet again many of my former students, flying has become a great possibility with Air Asia offering "Now Everyone can Fly" opportunities.
Why was it abandoned? One would never know the real reasons.