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What's New In W. Africa (Nigeria)

Old 7th Dec 2008, 07:44
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lookin for first officer jobs

hi i finished my south african com with IF rating wit 205 hrs of total time can u guide me wer can i get a job
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Old 7th Dec 2008, 11:06
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Ferst brussh upp on your grammar and spelling.

Then try the operators in the waterfront in CPT and I am sure there could be something in Gautengaleng.
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Old 7th Dec 2008, 13:34
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soggy

I appreciate the inside information and am in 100% agreement that the actual detail of current protective security provisions is not a matter for discussion here.


Nobody realistically imagines that the threat will go away or that it can be totally protected against. In common with many still out here, I keep a close watch on what is going on and make my own assessment.
Wise words no further comment necessary.
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Old 7th Dec 2008, 13:49
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Hi cpt,

I would like to suggest you a way to get a proper retirement:

You need save, at least, 10% of your total earnings since you start working.

The longer you take to save... the higher will be the % of savings, or you will not have enough money to retire.

That said, start saving... it's never too late... and if you spend more than earn... change job.

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Old 7th Dec 2008, 22:26
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S92 to Lagos

Well despite the very sad news of last week it appears the new acft for BHL is on the way. This one was spotted in Ibeza...............
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 10:06
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will the 92 stay on G-reg or will it eventually go on to the nigerian reg(if it's not already)?
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 12:23
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Dry Air,

It will be on the Nigerian registration once it arrives in its new home in Lagos. They should be having their first night stop on the African continent, in company with another S76C+ also en route to Nigeria for Bristow.

The S92 will be very nice as it has an APU and an ECU so the air conditioning can be powered up even if the aircraft is sitting on the ground with the rotors stopped.

Despite the problems in Nigeria, it has some of the newest helicopters around in one African country with S92s, EC225s, AW139s, S76C++s, Bell 412EPs and SA365N3s - not to mention the Bell 407s and rather older, but still good AS332Ls. There's still good flying to be had out here.
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 12:47
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Sogs,

What is driving the change in aircraft....the customer demanding newer aircraft, the NCAA demanding newer aircraft....or new management at the very tip top offering new aircraft?

Real change from the days when Nigeria was the place old...old...old aircraft went to die.
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 13:00
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Shell introduced the then brand-new EC155s with Bristow in Warri and PH a long long time ago to raise the bar from 212s. Where Shell leads others now follow
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 13:17
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Well sort of .....you got aircon on dem 155's? Or are the pilots still wearing see thru shirts?
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 13:23
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Shelly,

I remember those halcyon days of the 155. I also remember them all being in the shed and the much maligned 212 and Sh1thawk doing double time to keep the wheels turning.

But then again, that happens with all new equipment. They are well sorted now.
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 13:24
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Raising the Bar?

SM,

After the unmitigated success of the 328 Jet and the EC155 is it true that Shell are to continue to raise the Bar even further and acquire AB139's?

They may soon be able to return to the payload capabilities of the 212!

"The Hare and the Tortoise" were obviously not obligatory reading at all Welsh Schools in the 1970's .

Trog
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 14:08
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Soggy, I think you'll find Dry Air is well aware of the S-92 aircon and APU, and uses them on a regular basis!

Dry Air- don't worry about the Reg: you'll be welcomed with open arms! You'll find Lagos a bit like Anduki, only a little different.....!
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 15:38
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You'll find Lagos a bit like Anduki, only a little different.....!
SC, the only thing that shoots by are the Porches on the way to work!

was just curious as one did apply to Nigeria last year and was told he didn't have the necessary types operating there on his license.At least he's enjoying the Tiger in Libya now
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 17:13
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Angel

would that be following the leader or swallowing the leader
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 17:51
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lol.. nothing will make me go to Nigeria, alouette
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 21:37
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Trog - You can only take the best of what was on offer at the time. Unless you believe its time for Bell to do a 412XP (EP with furry dice, go-fast stripe and extra cup-holders).
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 21:48
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They did a "Pope Mobile"....so why not an XP?
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 23:27
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Hey what's wrong with the 412 anyway? Them french plastic bombers are all nice and shiny, and perhaps they fly faster. "Bud sis elecdronics ginda suck when it gomes to moisture and sand"

I prefer a truck which works...just my opinion

And "DryAir"; not in the world would I lure you to Nigeria.
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Old 9th Dec 2008, 11:20
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DryAir,

Relax. I will remind you of this your post, when you eventually arrive Nigeria to fly for Bristow or CHC.
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