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Old 21st Feb 2011, 09:18
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Good old Bristow stumbling from one PR disaster to another. Wonder how these filthy 'foreigners' working for WABU feel about that? A 'foreigner' friend of mine was taken on by Caverton last week and they are a Nigeria company. Seem they are happy to have their operation contaminated by these foreign types.

Is this the same Akin Oni who was trained by Bristow in UK and employed by them there then promoted and promoted and posted back home? Perhaps his experience and the mistreatment he has received by these foreigners has caused his outburst?
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 17:08
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I can think of some events that might have engendered suich thoughts by more than Oni (not suggesting at all that is what is behind the latest news).

The end of the Raj was overdue.

If the "colonial adminsistration" from the UK had been more ameniable to promoting Nigerians rather than bringing a constant stream of fair haired Son's into the operation, perhaps it would have turned out better than it has.

For such a lengthy business presence in the country there sure has not been the amount of capital investment for infrastructure and facilities one might have seen if Bristow had intended to be a real player in the long term.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 18:36
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Sas, I agree, this is not just the thoughts of Capt Oni, but how the Country's aviation should be progressing, and in my personal experience with Akin Oni, one of the best people to take on the challenges of bringing aviation up to the stanard that it should be in Nigeria, he should be supported not decried for what he is tying to do, as an old Nigerian hand I support his intentions hole heartedly.

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Old 21st Feb 2011, 19:33
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Lets hope you have finished earning all your tax-free pay and retired when the same long-overdue event happens in Qatar and the Emirates.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 22:21
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I strongly endorsed Oni and some others to folks in Lafayette and New Iberia a long time ago. I have always wondered how the shift from British to American control worked in private!
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 17:01
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Does anyone know anything about Revilo Aerospace Corp...

Revilo Aerospace | Your one stop shop for aircraft maintenence resources

It looks like they are looking for S76 C Pilots...? Are they real, or is it just another Nigerian scam?
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 17:09
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Qatarisation (Correct spelling?) is going strong as it should, as you suggest. I will support that in my waning years whole heartedly and accept my tax free salary in the correct manner that it is offerred, mentoring and supporting the national staff, anything wrong in that?, or shall I withold my knowledge (limited though it maybe) and let the guys re-invent the wheel?

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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 17:40
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Revilo Aerospace

Be very careful, make sure that everything is in writing, and I mean everything! There is a rumour going round that people are not being paid on time.
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Old 27th Mar 2011, 17:54
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No Nigerian news for 5 weeks?

Is there not an election coming up? That normally means some aggro.
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Old 5th Apr 2011, 12:56
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Lightbulb Rotorhead salaries for Nigerian Locals

Hey people, i jus concluded my PPL, IR and CPL and i am in the Job market. I am luking back home cos i rily wanna re-unite wit my family again, but i like to know wat a nigerian national earns as a helicopter pilot. My concerns are on Caveaton and Bristow. Can any1 help out with honest figures?
I have spent a furtune and i wouldnt like to work for peanuts.
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Old 6th Apr 2011, 06:59
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Might be nice if you could actually string a sentence together before you think about going for a job interview. Text speak might be cool amongst your "homies" but does not carry much weight with employers.
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 08:06
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Devil Text speak.

Hasn't it gone quiet! My, my you are shooting for the stars expecting helicopter pilots to be capable of grammatically correct, well punctuated sentences.
Sensei Madara is merely maintaining a long held tradition e.g." Nine munce ago I couldn't even spell heliclopper pilot and now I are one" Kerching!
with fraternal greetings,
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 11:54
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Ambi.....perhaps there is yet hope for another Nigeria posting for you!
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 14:17
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my language too

Wow, thank you Ainippe, I forgot that colonials and youth are not welcome in our profession. I assume that you don't even know this young man yet you feel as if your command of our native tongue entitles you to mock his perfectly adequate writings. Get a life mate!
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 20:01
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Hi anippe my old friend

After the 'Few' years (14 YEARS ) we both spent in good ole 'Nija' I agree with your comments and the others in the fellow thread on 'Pay scales for Nigerian Pilots'.
We both know many pilots from Nigeria, all good, but this guy needs to ask?!!!
regards to all my Nigerian friends, pilots, Co-Pilots, Engineers and all support staff.

I shall now duck from comments from chaps who have never been there or have only been there recently!!

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Old 7th Apr 2011, 21:59
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dpale,

entitles you to mock his perfectly adequate writings
What planet do you live on?
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Old 9th Apr 2011, 14:23
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Six months on and Caverton are continuing to show the value of the Shell decision to replace the incumbent foreign operator with a go-ahead local company.

Well done to the Shell Aircraft aviation advisors who are proactively helping Caverton achieve the highest standards in the helicopter industry.
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Old 9th Apr 2011, 14:36
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SM

Come on lets not extract the urine!
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Old 9th Apr 2011, 14:39
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Well done to the Shell Aircraft aviation advisors who are proactively helping Caverton achieve the highest standards in the helicopter industry.
I thought aviation advisers were there to ensure that standards were maintained rather than to "help" maintain them??

Back on my planet, the BP ones I deal with lay down the law and we have to comply......
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Old 9th Apr 2011, 14:42
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That is why they are advisors not simply auditors.
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