December 8, 1937. Chinteche, Nyasaland: An intermediate airport. Described in the ""Aerodrome Landing Grounds of Nyasaland Protectorate, 1937"" as follows: ""Chinteche Government landing ground: 3/4 miles S. of Govt office and 300 yards W. of the abandoned Landing Ground approx 3/4 miles W. lake shore. One runway, 300 by 600 yards. Trees cleared for 200 yards both ends of runway. All surrounding trees 30 to 40 feet."" The old landing ground is a cleared strip along the road. No wonder the pilots plan to avoid these fields. This one doesn't look at all good. The wind, as can be seen from the ripples on the lake, is crossways to the landing strip. Chinteche is the government headquarters for the West Nyasa District, which has a native population of 60,000 and a white population (1931) of 13 males and 6 females. 5600 feet. 08:38.