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You Know You Are In Africa When.....

Old 31st Aug 2020, 09:46
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: nigeria
Age: 67
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Was based DNMA 1996 to 1998, flying a Gulfstream 2.
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 09:54
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: 50+ north
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You walk in to your friendly ROB airport post office to collect an airmailed package to be asked "eh bo' where ma crima?" = "hello boss where is my Christmas?". Intended to indicate that a seasonal dash (bribe in WA) was payable, otherwise you didn't get your Christmas goodies!

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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 07:34
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Location: Been around the block
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You know you’re in Africa when you think any car, dripping water is leaking coolant. When in fact, it is condensed water from an actual functional air conditioner.
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 10:03
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Yes...mid 80's
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 21:55
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: deep in the forest of life
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When after the usual red-eye special to Luanda, back at the Polana Mar, Maputo, just in time before breakfast is finished one can only have scrambled eggs. No chucks, so using imported Chinese egg powder--gross. Pineapples ++ rotting up country, so only imported tinned fruit. I so miss the local enormous tasty piri-piri prawns. I learned bowls there too:-) "Kojak" in his mac and sunglasses with newspaper (even at night) keeping an eye on us. Such fun.......especially when we deliberately split into two groups going in different directions when leaving the hotel for a walk.
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Old 2nd Oct 2020, 06:52
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: 5Y
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When discussing hiring an aircraft you are told:

sure, just put some credit into your account.
Then 5 minutes later: sure, just give us 24 hours to process your paperwork,
Then 2 weeks later, sure just give us 24 hours to process your security pass,
Then 2 weeks later sure, just give us 24 hours for the aircraft's Cert. of Airworthiness to be delivered
Then 2 weeks later Hmmm, no CofA, just give us 24 hours to find a replacement aircraft
Then 2 weeks later sure, just do a check flight with our 'captain'
Then a whole new saga with a corrupt and incompetent captain which is the subject of a whole new thread

Aaarghhh. But the craziest thing is that at each step, I am confident all the problems will disappear and I will be happily flying tomorrow.
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Old 3rd Oct 2020, 09:19
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: lagos
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Wanted a twin ottter rating endorsed and examiner said he can sign for a few other types on my license as well no problem 🙂 mambo
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