My name is Chloe Charles. I am 20 years old and I live at Les Mamelles. I was selected to join the Blue Economy Internship to help out and live up my dream to help our ecosystem. I was sent to the Seychelles Air Force to see how they contribute to the Blue Economy.
They did plan to take me on a surveillance trip the next day but as from today I was only introduced to how everything works there.
One of the lieutenants showed me to how to start the plane and everything else that they need to conduct a flight.
Wednesday 30th August, I went on the surveillance trip with the Air Force.
We went across a planned route through the EEZ. We were checking if there were any illegal or suspicious activities in our EEZ.
So far, we only saw local fishing vessels on the aircraft’s radar and we encountered two whales on the surveillance camera that is installed with the aircraft to allocate any mischief on our ocean.
Thursday 31st August, I was learning about the importance of the engineers at the Air Force. I was observing on how they were repairing the nose gear shock strut of the aircraft (this is used to help the aircraft land and helps with the steering).