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Old 27th Jul 2010, 08:32
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Whoah!

Where was this Graculus when we needed him, perhaps as Co-Chairman of the BRC Escape Committee?

To integrate news of the Slough of Despond with extensive quotations from the Immoral Bard... what is this man smoking?! I have to ask because I want some too. And if he winds up peeples that just want to know about the jobs, boring old pay and conditions, as if they have to ask, so much the better.

You need to come, come. Then you find out what it brings and a bit later what it costs and a little bit later than that you start liking it, may God have mercy on your soul.

You know, I always had the oddest feeling that Harry was faking those headaches but if the doctors couldn't say for sure, who could? Never mind, I am sure he can cause some genuine ones for sure. Like unto the pain of wearing pointy-toe shoes or flying a full program the day after a night of too much pepper soup...
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 12:45
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At least the Caverton-DanCopter boys are too professional and dedicated to waste their time posting here.
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 15:46
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POT/Kettle

I find it amusing that de Smell Management also lack ability to refrain from posting on here - maybe they have to much time on their hands between the golf course and de bar?
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 17:36
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Err...

Maybe they cannot find this well-hidden spring of secret knowledge? Well, not yet, anyway!

I remember a certain Dane, yclept Eric the Red, staring up at me, equally short of temper and short of stature as he was, when I noticed that he literally had gin leaking out of his beard! There I had fancied myself as some sort of toper but I suddenly realised that next to this Scandihooligan I was a mere stripling youth of no consequence whatsoever.

Stand by for some wild stories when the truth of pay and conditions begins to bite, the late-model E-series Merc company car unmasked as a Bajaj three-wheeler and the deluxe accomodation with pool shown to be an Ikeja hovel with a pool, yes, but just a pool of rainwater on the living room floor.

Never mind those migraines, Harry, when Eric Bloodaxe massages your bonce with a war axe improvised from a bottle of Gulder.

Graculus, I did once go to see Hamlet performed at Elsinore (Helsingor). Does that count for anything here?
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 17:51
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The Vikings are coming, the Vikings are coming ....

... In the lands of the North, where the Black Rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long the Men of the Northlands sit by their great log fires and they tell a tale...

... a blasted heath, home to the Cavers Tomb....

... Hrothgar ... we have flown our great clockwork flying boats (the B1 version with wings of leather, not your B version with feathered wings). The clockwork wound we set forth on our journey wisely hurrying to avoid the season of magic snuff, when the mighty storms upon our route feigned to dash us into the cruel sea by the vast snuff plains ...

... and here, our mighty poet, Beowulf dids't sit and a poem write to please our belov-ed loav8r ...

The noble Hrothgar passed
over narrows, lonely paths,
steep, stony slopes
on that unknown way
among steep bluffs
and the homes of water monsters.

He and the wise men
went before the rest
to scout the place,
and suddenly, he saw
a joyless woods leaning over
turbid and bloody water.
For all the Danes
it was grievous, and
the warriors suffered
when they on the sea
cliff saw Aeschere's head.
The water boiled with blood
and hot gore as the men watched.

... to Lagos we have come and oh! ... ... nis Þaet heoru stow!

... Where are the ducky maidens and waving palms? Where are the hanging poles for our horn-ed flying helmets?

... We are Geats and here is our leader Hrothgar, take us to our Great Hall that we may sup and eat delicious almond kransekake from Madsen ...

... what is this Lodge of Blue?




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Old 28th Jul 2010, 12:49
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Ainippe

My dear chap it is ever so simple, when the workers are busy and properly directed one can step back and focus on influencing the industry more widely for the greater good.

DanCopter's EC155s are close to arriving and will help move the whole SPDC fleet to more advanced, new technology aircraft, aircraft.

Remember 7/7=1!!!!

No doubt the commonality will help raise the serviceabilty massively. Roll on 1 October I say. Then the true effect of the Shell masterplan will be seen.

Any way must dash off (ha ha) and play around (ha ha) to keep my handicap down (ha ha).
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Old 28th Jul 2010, 19:03
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Wink Our Core Values

CanDoctor A/S provides helicopter transport of personnel and material from base to offshore installation. Our three core values are:

Safety

We continue to strive towards that accidents and environmental spill remain 0 by spending much time sitting in Esbjerg and searching for pilots and technicians for Nigeria while enjoying some lovely almond kransekake from Madsen washed down with a few delicious ice-cold AALBORG JUBILÆUMS Akvavit.

Precision

We are precise through our experience, competence, and professionalism, though after a few Akvavits we have been known to be a bit less precise as we sing our Gamle Danske Sang and seeing becomes more difficult as our toque blanche slips just a little...

Vi elsker vort land,
når den signede jul
tænder stjernen i træet med glans i hvert øje,
når om våren hver fugl
over mark under strand
lader stemmen til hilsende triller sig bøje:
vi synger din lov over vej, over gade,
vi kranser dit navn, når vor høst er i lade,
men den skønneste krans
bli'r dog din, sankte Hans,
den er bunden af sommerens hjerter så varme, så glade,
- men den skønneste krans
bli'r dog din, sankte Hans,
den er bunden af sommerens hjerter så varme, så glade.
...

Ah yes, what a yolly song and then we take the chicken, we use the boomashootn we kill him and put her in the pot ...

... Børk! Børk! Børk! ..... ..... ..... ah that vit of akva, it has a vit of its own

We are considered and focused except when our eyes become a littel glazed and unfocussed and then when we perform and we consider the implications of our adding chocolate to our core values, because every Dane love some chocolate Yom-yom-yommm, mit de chocolad de akvavit and all de kontraktes ...

Flexibility

We can adapt to an operation in and around the North Sea in just a couple of days. Nigeria is very similar, but before this we need to factor in the akvavit, the kransekake the moshroams and all the things we will miss so much and then maybe a couple of months is what we need ...

...

Vi elsker vort land,
og vi hilser den drot,
som har prøvet og valgt sig den rette fyrstinde:
på hans eventyr-slot
kan hver kvinde, hver mand
et eksempel for livet i kærlighed finde!
Lad tiderne ældes, lad farverne blegne,
et minde vi vil dog i hjertet os tegne:
fra sagnrige nord
gaar en glans over jord -
Det er genskær af vidunderlandets fortryllende enge,
- fra sagnrige nord
gaar en glans over jord -
Det er genskær af vidunderlandets fortryllende enge!

...

.. exuent stage left - loudly with much sobbing

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Old 29th Jul 2010, 07:56
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Smell Master Plan

To Shell Management,

I have no axe to grind with Smell, having been indirectly involved with them since the days of Douglas Bader and Fison Airwork, they provided my family with a very regular income. Not everyone agrees with the way you do things, but you pay the wages at the end of the day so operators have to live with it. It is a known fact the EC155 operation has been a lost leader for Bristows for years so maybe its time for a change!

I wish you good luck with your new venture but dont forget over 50 years of joint operations going down the pan is not going to be taken well by some
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Old 29th Jul 2010, 17:21
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Nigeria Gulf Dredge

Anyone have any information on this company? I am trying to verify it is not one of those job scams.
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Old 29th Jul 2010, 18:52
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Post Scam at Lagos


If you actually mean Gulf Dredging Nigeria, it is one of those job scams which has been around for quite some time now. Check it out here:
Beware Job Scams
Gulf Dredging Ltd. Nigeria; so called Femi Abiola HR Manager; www.g-dredging.com is a fake website; people behind +2348055130841, [email protected]

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Old 31st Jul 2010, 12:36
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Change We Can Believe In

over 50 years of joint operations
50 years?

Sounds overdue for a due for a change.

Not sure what you mean by "joint".

–noun 1. the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or in such a way as to permit motion; juncture.

2. a connection between pieces of wood, metal, or the like, often reinforced with nails, screws, or glue.

3. Anatomy, Zoology . a. the movable or fixed place or part where two bones or elements of a skeleton join.

b. the form or structure of such a part, as a ball-and-socket, hinge, pivot, etc.



4. one of the large portions into which a section of meat is divided by a butcher, as the shoulder or leg, esp. as served at table.

5. Slang . a marijuana cigarette.

6. Slang . a. a dirty, cheap, or disreputable place of public accommodation or entertainment, esp. a restaurant or nightclub.

b. a place or establishment, as a hotel, restaurant, etc.: We stayed in a very classy joint near the ocean.



7. Biology . a. a part, esp. of a plant, insect, etc., connected with another part by an articulation, node, or the like.

b. a portion between two articulations, nodes, or the like.



8. Botany . the part of a stem from which a branch or leaf grows; node.

9. Geology . a fracture plane in rocks, generally at right angles to the bedding of sedimentary rocks and variously oriented in igneous and metamorphic rocks, commonly arranged in two or more sets of parallel intersecting systems.

10. Mathematics . knot ( def. 12 ) .

11. the joint, Slang . prison: He got out of the joint just before Christmas.

12. Slang: Vulgar . penis.


–adjective 13. shared by or common to two or more: a joint obligation.

14. undertaken or produced by two or more in conjunction or in common: a joint reply; a joint effort.

15. sharing or acting in common: joint members of a committee.

16. joined or associated, as in relation, interest, or action: joint owners.

17. Law . joined together in obligation or ownership: joint heirs.

18. of or pertaining to both branches of a bicameral legislature.

19. pertaining to or noting diplomatic action in which two or more governments are formally united.


–verb (used with object) 20. to unite by a joint or joints.

21. to form or provide with a joint or joints.

22. to cut (a fowl, piece of meat, etc.) at the joint; divide at a joint; separate into pieces at the joints: to joint a chicken.

23. Carpentry . a. to prepare (a board or the like) for fitting in a joint.

b. to true the bottom of (a wooden plane body) to allow even movement along the surface of the work.



24. to file the teeth of (a saw) to uniform height.

25. Masonry . to finish (a mortar joint), as by striking.


–verb (used without object) 26. to fit together by or as if by joints: The cinder blocks jointed neatly.


—Idiom 27. out of joint, a. dislocated, as a bone.

b. in an unfavorable state; inauspicious: The time is out of joint.

c. out of keeping; inappropriate: Such behavior seems wholly out of joint with their fine upbringing.

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Old 1st Aug 2010, 12:28
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Any sign of the DanCopter aircraft arriving?

SM - a 'joint' operation with Shell is 6, 11, 12 or 27 in my opinion.
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Old 1st Aug 2010, 14:29
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The two EC-155s arrived a few days ago i Lagos....
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Old 1st Aug 2010, 18:05
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So.. How many helos they have there now? Are they their first 2? Just wondering... Since it's a new contract.
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Old 1st Aug 2010, 22:04
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3 of DCs own EC-155, so one is still to arrive, and 6 EC-155 lease from shell. In all 9 EC-155, 3 in Lagos, 3 in Warri and 3 in PH. This is until 2012, then the fleet will be reduced to 6-7 AW-139.
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 07:41
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Bhl/shell

To Shell Management,

Actually it was Fison Airwork that was operating for Shell in 1957, and Shell did not know anything about helicopters tbh - so I would call that a joint operation - both pioneering helicopters in the oil business. You really need to take chill pill and accept the fact that BHL might actually know a little bit about operating helicopters.
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 08:20
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You really need to take chill pill and accept the fact that BHL might actually know a little bit about operating helicopters
You might want to consider the fact that SM is a wind-up merchant!
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 20:00
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3 of DCs own EC-155, so one is still to arrive, and 6 EC-155 lease from shell. In all 9 EC-155, 3 in Lagos, 3 in Warri and 3 in PH. This is until 2012
Don't know what the flying rate is like now, but 5-6 years ago, out of the 6 Shell EC155s, one was always in base maintenance at PH and when possible the engineering manpower for that was supplemented by Warri.

9 aircraft in 3 different locations and at least one always in base maintenance (and DC's original 155s are a similar age to Shells).....

where's all the type-rated manpower coming from??
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Old 6th Aug 2010, 09:34
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Contract rates - T&Cs

Investigating offshore contract work off W.Africa
Would appreciate guidance on current rates and T&Cs.
What should one reasonably hope to include in contract etc

Additionally, which anti-malaria pills are appropiate for flying duties?

Did try the 'search' function but nothing 'current'
thanks in advance
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Old 6th Aug 2010, 09:52
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dose that mean your position may be available soon
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