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Old 19th Feb 2017, 21:05
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Oh dear. Can't think of any other small charter operators in Nigeria now. So it's the two usual suspects and the two new ones remaining.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 10:55
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 16:54
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Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Currently offshore operators could advertise pilot jobs paying 30,000 and still have a queue of experienced pilots waiting to take them.
That's just sad...
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Old 27th Feb 2017, 22:11
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Kabo gone

Kabo Airs entire fleet about to be auctioned off to highest bidder by the sheriff due to debts owing.
Another Armfrican airline bites the dust.
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Old 28th Feb 2017, 20:00
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I thought Kabo went under in the 90s ? I didn't see a Kabo flight for years before I left in 2015. Same as Okada.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 16:42
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Well,
Seems this thread has died the death that Bristow seems to want.
People leaving 6 on /3 off'
No new contracts....except fixed wing.
Morale at at an all time low!
Fell free to correct me if I,m wrong.
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 00:38
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Is The Garden Rosy Anywhere ?

lynnx,

Is there a post somewhere saying Bristow want this thread to die the death ? Are the other contract companies on 6/6 with new contracts coming in ? Is the morale with the other companies any better, is it better anywhere at the moment ?

Not correcting you, just asking for clarification
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 03:22
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Bristow is as good as any other helicopter company. Probably better than most. After 41 years I am glad to be out of the turmoil. God bless all of you still working in the industry and providing for your family's. There is a new sheriff in town and things will get better.............or worse.\
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 05:17
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It's Bad all Over

It's bad everywhere in the industry and there are no perfect companies. Bristow certainly isn't perfect but it's not the worst and after 22 years with them then leaving to find greener pastures let me tell you it's a myth...! There are no greener pastures or perfect companies. Bristow were good in their day but times have changed and so has the business. At the end of the day companies are running a business not a charity and it is just unfortunate those who have committed their life to their craft suffer the most the consequences of the economic downturn. Loyalty is a two way street that doesn't exist in companies anymore. ☹️
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 09:35
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I got laid off twice by Bristow -shouldn't i get a T shirt or something??!!
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 12:21
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Maybe get a tattoo ?!
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 17:09
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Loyalty in the Helicopter Industry?

Yeah Right!

You think there is....you have to believe in the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and the Cheque is in the Mail!

Your loyalty is to your paycheck and the company's is to the Management's Profit Sharing and Stock Options!
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 19:12
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I agree with you SASless. I did 40+ years with the same Company and in the end, there was no such thing as loyalty. Sadly, that's across the board.

"You" are now just a computer number
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 19:39
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When I retired from the company and flew contract for Bristow my job description was 'Casual Pilot'.

After all those years they had found me out!
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 23:36
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I enjoyed knowing as a Casual Pilot I was making more money than the Managing Pilot on the Operation I was working at.....but then knowing the Guy....the pay differential was appropriate.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 20:28
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Loyalty is an individual trait. I had one boss who had zero (IIRC he loved you too Sasless),
however his successor had more than I had ever seen, even in my 15 years in the Army. And he was the boss when the company had completely changed, for the worst in some peoples eyes, for the better in others.
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 14:13
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For those of you still working there in PH, you're in for a surprise. There're going to be some new paint schemes parked on the ramp at NAF within the next couple of weeks. Having worked for both Africair back in the late 90's and Bristow in the mid-2000's, I can't wait to see the reaction on this site.....
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Old 14th May 2017, 21:07
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Rumour has it that ADA has deployed a 139 to PHC to work for OAS.
Any insight ?
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Old 15th May 2017, 07:26
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Keep your eyes on the horizon. It should be there soon.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 08:22
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It's in Port Harcourt now, arrived last week.
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