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Old 28th Sep 2016, 00:07
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Welcome to the UK aberration that is the the 'Joint lives agreement'....
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Old 28th Sep 2016, 00:17
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And, as a plus point we don't have to worry about MT's concerns about our egos! TFFT!
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Old 28th Sep 2016, 00:33
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Lost that before the cancer, although I did revel in the position etc. Our profession is full of it and I was as guilty as anyone else; although it's still almost a qualification. But MT's post was definitely uncalled for, after all what's wrong with a bit of nostalgia ? A lot of people went through the Nigeria thing and in a lot cases it made better pilots and more rounded and worldly people of us.

Or just a**eholes !

By the way, 212man and Sasless didn't have that problem............

NEO

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Old 28th Sep 2016, 00:39
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Thanks NEO, and neither do you! We just remember.
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Old 28th Sep 2016, 00:45
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Yes we do. 1990, Tiger conversion; Dougal D then Chris C. You knew all the limitations within days, I knew F**k all ! But we did OK in the end didn't we !

Really glad for you.

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Old 29th Sep 2016, 07:51
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Hey guys I am really enjoying your posts having never experienced Nigeria. Anyway, your memories are a lot more interesting than reading about accidents, regulations and Anfis SE. Campaign. Keep it coming and maybe you should put your collective memories together and write a book......before it's too late and all lost in the ether of time.

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Old 29th Sep 2016, 10:29
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As with a lot of other operations at the time I don't think there are enough lawyers.
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 13:11
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Double Bogey

In some ways it's already too late to write about some of the history. A friend of mine now 68 is the last survivor of four friends who worked in the Far East. We are talking about the 1970's so first hand stuff from the 50's and 60's is probably thin on the ground. However PPRuNe could be the perfect forum. So how about a sticky thread "Swing a lightshade and pull up a sandbag" where you can tell your helicopter tales without boring the general population!!!!!!!
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 14:12
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Why don't you start the thread Eric ?
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 16:14
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So many of the yarns would have to be put into a "Fiction" section as a lot of people would refuse to believe they were true.
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 16:57
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Hi Scotia Q

Knew somebody was going to say that!!!!

I would say that the rule would be no outright fiction, however it has to be accepted that time clouds the memory!!!!!!!!
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 19:28
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Silence Is Deafening....

Has nothing happened in Nigeria ? No news ? Hard to believe with the country now in official recession and the NCD legislation biting ?

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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 22:45
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Rumor has it that former employees of OAS are suing the company over unpaid salaries.
Good luck on that one.
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 22:42
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New Shell R/W Aircraft ?

Have SCIN (Shell Companies In Nigeria) have sold off their EC155Bs ? The Dorniers they had previously sold were rotting away in the graveyard at MMIA when I left Nigeria.

If the 155s have now been disposed of what rotary aircraft are they using these days ?

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Old 28th Oct 2016, 07:31
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Originally Posted by Nigerian Expat Outlaw View Post
Have SCIN (Shell Companies In Nigeria) have sold off their EC155Bs ? The Dorniers they had previously sold were rotting away in the graveyard at MMIA when I left Nigeria.

If the 155s have now been disposed of what rotary aircraft are they using these days ?

NEO
Yes; they went last year (I think), now just using Caverton's AW139s.
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 08:56
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I did hear something to the effect that the 155s are with another potential operator (rumour ! ! !) Regarding the Dorniers, I have seen them operating since they were moved off the big apron, not seen them for a little while but that might mean anything, what were the registrations?
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 17:24
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I'll Dig Out My Bible

Thanks guys, that was fast ! The response I mean.

That rumour was why I asked the question; I have heard they were bought by a "new kid" on the O & G helicopter support block with a biblical name that anyone who went to the cinema or fancied some fast food in P.H., Calabar or Lagos will be familiar with. They also have a large shipping and freight business.

Must have a lot of money to take such a big step in the middle of a recession ?

Personally I can't recall the registrations of the Dorniers, props or jets. But chuks will see this and he flew them so hopefully all will be revealed..........

NEO

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Old 28th Oct 2016, 18:37
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The Dornier turboprops were 5N-SPC and -SPD, The jets were 5N-SPE, -SPM, and -SPN.

I got a nibble from someone local about flying the jets, but never heard back from my first reply. I think they had me confused with SASless, one way or the other.
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 20:55
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That is easy to do....as we look like Twins!
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 23:03
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Knew I could count on you chuks. Thank you.

blue, who are/were the Dorniers operating for after they fell out of favour ? No hidden agenda, just curious ?

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