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Old 9th Feb 2010, 10:22
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Indigo Aviation Tanzania

I was flying commander for a DC-3 operator in Tanzania. I am from the states. I seem to be the 5th or 6th captain they had in 6 months, and one day I flew to Dar Es Salaam and they told me to leave..they had no real reasons why other than they did not want to pay. And it seems they hire a guy for a month and they do not pay him, then they get another guy to fly for a month....

Then one day they called me back and begged me to come fly, so I did, and money up front, then again I did, and the second time, they had wanted to fire the co-pilot and not pay him, and they try to involve me, well the company was missing their garmin 296 and the aircraft log, so longer story shorter, these guy paid the police to arrest the co-pilot and his wife. Then I hear that they have tried this stunt with 2-3 other pilots that I was not aware of.

Beware of these guys, it is no joke.
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 11:01
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Yes, but you get to fly a DC3 - that must surely be worth sending your best friends to an African prison for....
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 11:49
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There is a feature on Indigo Aviation in the February edition of Airliner World.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 21:52
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Well, T.I.T. ...
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Old 9th Mar 2010, 06:54
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This is what happen when an airline is run by an arrogant professional hunter and by a "business man" from Tanzania that doesn't know to add 2 + 2. I was the first officer that started in that airline. After the first month being paid for hanging out in a hotel room in South Africa I flew the DC-3 to Tanzania. Then, when I decided to leave bcz they wanted me to make pay for the aircracft (1500usd x hour) for the checkride, they asked me to pay back all the money that I earned the last 3 months (about 8.000usd).

STAY AWAY FROM THIS PEOPLE!!!!

When I left they owed me about 3.000 usd, so I thought a lot of things like stealing the GPS and the aircraft log or draining the fuel tanks, but as my fiend told me, my clean name is more valuable than a GPS or aircraft log so I just left! But it seems that somebody didn't think the same!
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 16:45
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"Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime."

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Old 24th Mar 2010, 09:02
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Dramatic Turn Around !

Rather dramatic turn around from another thread !!

http://www.pprune.org/african-aviati...o-airways.html

Where:
"AFRICA IS FOR MEN OF MEANS NOT WHIMPS."

Or are you stearing "well clear of the DC-3 owner as he has impecable credentials aviating and of the Pussklopper kind too. "

Ha!

Or too much sipping Avgas through straws, may be?
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Old 26th Mar 2010, 13:55
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The first partner (with the cred ) and Pilot was crooked and thrown out of TZN by JMV hence the about turn.
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Old 27th Mar 2010, 22:57
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Dar...?

This guy fly's T's to Dar? Why would I want to book with a guy that screws fellow peealots? If he screws his employees he screws the maintenance I can almost say for certain.
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Old 31st Mar 2010, 13:27
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The story goes around that town that you did not know the difference between flap lever and u/carriage lever - no wonder they asked you to pay for training
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Old 31st Mar 2010, 13:30
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Maybe you want to make these allegations in person? The man is being slandered behind his back - shame on you
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Old 31st Mar 2010, 13:45
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The forward motion of the open palm at a substantial rate of knots, directed at your ear!
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Old 31st Mar 2010, 14:00
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Rumour has it that chums4 was claiming a captains salary without an ATP and only 120 hrs on the 3...wonder where these other guys are from that work for free?
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Old 1st Apr 2010, 03:27
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Ok.....

....but I wonder if he wants to sell that Dak before he prangs it?
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 08:14
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"John Martin"....... The name and defined character rings a bell...

Isn't he The pipe smoking Professional Hunter?
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 16:16
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I heard there might be a indian guy involved ? Rumor has it that he uses money from a guy in the states and pays people off, and steals fuel from BP? just a rumor.
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Old 18th Apr 2010, 20:07
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Any word on how the company is doing? I was just in Zanzibar and the plane was sitting in the corner. maybe they shut down? is there any routes yet? Cheers.
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Old 20th Apr 2010, 09:16
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There are 2 planes standing at the hangar - apparantly awaiting licensing for maintenance
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Old 3rd May 2010, 09:13
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Don't fly.

To all possible passengers, crew and employee's of other companies in Tanzania. From what I have learned is that the pilots are not properly licensed to fly in Tanzania and that the airplanes are not properly maintained. To all possible pilots wanting to fly for Indigo Aviation take note that the employer also has a bad track of dismissing his employee's and does not pay them.
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Old 3rd Jun 2010, 02:25
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Whats the latest with Indigo? the same? better? closed? open? I have not seen the airplanes for sale, so I guess they are still in Zanzibar? do they have pilots/ engineers? Cheers.
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