Captain Joel J Fernandes
Captain Joel is a pilot for Coastal Aviation in Tanzania. Joel and the team of pilots at Coastal provides updates from the air for HerdTracker, a web app which plots the precise location of the great wildebeest migration in real time to a Google map at www.discoverafrica.com/HerdTracker.
Joel is a Commercial Pilot with over 5 years of bush flying experience in Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania with over 4000 safe flying hours under his belt. As an active member of the Coastal team, he is now leading Coastal's Operations in the Northern Tanzanian regions from Arusha. Joel says that it's the exceptional team effort amongst the Pilots at Coastal that make it possible to provide updates for Herdtracker.
Joel says: "When visiting us in Africa, feel free to thank our people for being the custodians of the last few treasures of the world and come have a coffee and tell me about your experiences when passing through the Arusha airport"