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Old 27th Jul 2009, 12:11
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Head of Air Ops job

Threads starting to slip a bit, clearly things are getting back to normal for all the bush flyers. Thought I would bring it back to the front page again to remind our West African RW chaps no news is good news... so why no news then?

But then.....

Just checking out the job scene, the Shell web page is advertising for a Head of Air Ops job in Nigeria. So maybe dust off the trusty CV then.... not for me though, they need someone who can walk and chew gum at the same time

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Old 27th Jul 2009, 14:38
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From the past bunch of Shell Air Reps....that might not necessarily be a requirement. Exceptions might be Crusher and the Sheep....at least they knew how the game was played. Their predecessors were definitely a rum bunch.
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Old 28th Jul 2009, 11:25
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Hi Imuney
Its is definately ACN in Nigeria, they are looking for S76 drivers only as far as I know. Did you get any salary indication as I couldnt find out anything.
The agency is Zenon but as mentioned dont pay out anything
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Old 11th Aug 2009, 09:24
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The heat the flies those damned drums!

Has the internet been cut off in Nigeria? or is everyone just so happy that they have nothing to write about.
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Old 11th Aug 2009, 09:54
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The tropical paradise on the shores of western Africaaaaaaaaaaa

What do you want to write about? The unofficial bombings and kidnappings? It's all a fabrication of the oh so evil western world...
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Old 11th Aug 2009, 16:28
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Bellboy,

Most of the regular posters on this thread have moved to another forum.

And things are far from stable. Allegedly.

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Old 1st Sep 2009, 07:27
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Just found this thread languishing way down the line. What happened ? Can't believe everything has become completely normal in Nigeria ?
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Old 1st Sep 2009, 08:26
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Buitenzorg,

What other forum, please.
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Old 12th Sep 2009, 23:41
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I'll ask as well......what other forum?
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Old 12th Sep 2009, 23:47
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Originally Posted by Swamp76
I'll ask as well......what other forum?

Why would you want to go elsewhere?

Rotorheads is the forum for this thread: and as a long standing policy, we don't link to any other forum. There is ample opportunity to discuss West Africa/Nigeria here
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 05:23
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Here it is:

www.ihateithereandmycompanysucksbuticantmoveon.com
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 07:39
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Well, I think it's extremely sad that one of the most informative and lively threads on this whole forum, has withered on the vine like it has - two and a half months to fill a page!

After years of active input from various established ppruners who were either in W. Africa or had extensive experience there, all it takes is for some arsehole to pop out of nowhere, throw a few inflammatory xenophobic remarks into the pot, which were not considered as offensive to the moderator as they were to many, and the 'old hands' pull out and go elsewhere!

It's been a considerable loss to Rotorheads, and I sincerely hope the individuals concerned 'wander' back and participate once again.
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 10:13
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This has always been a good post , It is a pity it's wound down, but if you search Google you may find were everyone went.
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 17:11
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SP,

But hardly anybody does anymore, do they ? When this was modrated by Heliport it was a lively thread.

212,

The xenophobic exchange wasn't the only reason people left.

This post will probably be removed without reason as well.
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 17:20
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212 - If I am the xenophobic ars*hole to whom you refer then I must take exception. I may be viewed as an ars*hole to whingers who love to complain but refuse to do anything about their situation and posters here with limited knowledge of the industry who feel qualified to comment on each and every topic. But curiously enough they are also the limit of my xenophobia.
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 19:16
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Concerning Lagos and other bases, anyone who can tell me, about the risk of malaria, if you spend your time off in top class hotels?

And if some of you expads in Nigeria had the chance to get away (Mexican Gulf, North Sea, Canada); would you stay? or would you leave even if it meant a smaller pay?


best regards

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Old 13th Sep 2009, 20:09
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Danger

The second most lively thread on rotorhead is nearly dead

If everybody has moved to an other forum there must be a serious reason for that

Thanks to the moderator
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 20:44
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By the way interesting times may be on hand in Lagos as Bristow/Union talks resume tomorrow, already considerable amount of unsettled people due to recent events there
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 22:10
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The other forum has many pages but not much news from crews other than a few posters and most of what is on there is exerpts from newspapers and other media about the banking scandals and militants in the Delta. Very little news from the air or ground crews about their activities.

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Old 14th Sep 2009, 01:47
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Epiphany, it wasn't you I was referring to (though I see looking back that you did upset MM) - it was Aloa, or something similar.
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