Army to the Rescue

Thanks to Clyde Jones, the broker for our Chinese investor we have a contact from the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first pilots who flew during WWII.

The Army Aircorp have a program designed to help humanitarian projects such as UBU fly equipment to their destination. The pilots gain the necessary hours to stay current and they projects are able to transport their needs inexpensively.

c130At first I thought a C-130 would get the job done. It has a capacity of 41′ long x 10′ wide and 9′ high or 410′ total capacity ad about 155,000 pounds.

2 D8 Bulldozers are 85,000 pounds and 12′ x 7′  for 168 sq ft. That’s more than half of the total maximum payload and nearly a third of the total sq ft available.

c5The C5 dimensions are 100′ long x 17′ wide and 13′ high with a 550,000 lb capacity. That’s about 3.5 times the weight and three times the square feet available.

Even though both planes fly at about $4,500 an hour in fuel which we would pay for, it would take 1/3 the number of flights to get the equipment to Belize.

The dirt roads are barely wide enough for a passenger vehicle and would not accommodate the construction equipment. We’d have to build the roads to get to the property with the equipment we would be able to bring down on the first flight.

It is an exciting prospect!

About Sharyn

As founder of UBU I found my inspiration from my brother Tony who was a foster child, then adopted by my parents when he was five. After listening to his stories about the treatment he received while in the homes I began to think of what it was like for him as well as the thousands of other kids. I decided to start the school after Tony passed on in 2008. It is my tribute to him and all that he did for me. Of all the things I've done in my life, this is the one thing that truly makes me feel like I'm finally on the right path.
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