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Old 6th Feb 2018, 19:29
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Originally Posted by Nigerian Expat Outlaw View Post
Martin was found in his house in Etinan, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria a couple of weeks ago. Very sad.

Dave White is currently undergoing treatment for cancer again, he's positive about the outcome.

Also Stacey Shilling has just completed his 5th cycle of chemotherapy, he's fighting it like the man those of us who know him expect.

Hard as! Go Stacey!
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 11:15
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Hard as! Go Stacey!
5TH on Friday this week.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 11:20
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Shout out to Stacey and Dave....thinking about you!

I first met Martin in Iran and shared many a good time with him and learned to respect his ability.

Those were good days with him, the Brennan Brothers, Eric Smith, Robbie Duff, Jean Luc Micoud, Cuddles Scard, and so many others of back when Bristow was good fun.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 16:29
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What is it about Bristow and Cancer, or is it just because we are all getting older. I have a theory that spending half our working lives sucking in exhaust fumes has not helped.
I remember balancing a 412 tail rotor once, the next day I had to take the morning off with severe gas ingestion. I had not realized that the downwash from the 412 is not the same as the 212, and working around the back does not do you any good.
On a personal note, I had a fight with non Hodgkins Lymphoma, but am OK now.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 22:20
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Many of us are going down that road. 8 chemos so far, another 4 to go but Doc is happy with the results so far. No cure for my cancer but can be controlled. Got to be positive....
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 01:12
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I knew Martin from the old Rio Tinto operation in Sumatra, my first with Bristow. Yes, a good engineer and not a half-bad musician either.

Eight years with Bristow (please, NOT Bristows), almost all my working life on helicopters and on my third cancer diagnosis. the first two were skin cancers, one on my right elbow (arm out of window while driving in the tropics?) and the other in my throat, apparently the lining of the mouth and upper throat are medically considered 'skin'. Both cured and no further problems. But, now I've got Stage 4 prostate cancer which although non-curable is "manageable". After castration and six chemo sessions my doctor is very pleased with progress. To quote him, I'm "...going to be around for a long time."

My thoughts are with you all.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 16:09
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I met a bloke in Liege when I was with TNT there, he was in remission from the big C, and he reckoned he had categorical evidence that the unburnt hydrocarbons we all breathed in when we were working was the cause of his and many other cancers. Pause for thought ?
I'm being treated for Barratts oesophagus (never could spell it!) but I think mine was caused by too many hot curries!
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 19:47
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Isn't it amazing, when you have the "Big C", how many people you know who have been affected directly or touched by it

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Old 14th Feb 2018, 11:39
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So sorry to hear about Martin.

I had the pleasure of working with him at ADA when I was a young fresh LAE from the Bristow training factory and he very much took took me under his wing. Learnt a lot from him.

My father was in the Army with him and also again in Iran and I think Malaysia/Indonesia. He will also be saddened to hear of the passing of an old friend.
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Old 8th Jul 2018, 19:30
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Hi all

Just wonder if anyone else has seen this model ? Painted in Bristow scheme it seems to be a cross between a Bell 212 and a Super Puma ? I purchased it in Rhodes at a reasonable 24 Euros. It's approx 18 inches long.

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Old 8th Jul 2018, 20:07
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Looks all Greek to me.
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Old 8th Jul 2018, 22:41
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
Looks all Greek to me.
Indeed. A Bell Puma ?

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Old 9th Jul 2018, 08:08
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It's a project model put forward by an Accra taxi repair garage which was awarded $12,000,000 development aid by the United Nations.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 15:52
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You can buy a life size Super Puma for €24 these days.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 03:50
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As this photos thread seems to have quite a following I thought this would be a good place to remind you all that the Bristow S E Asia Reunion is only 8 weeks away.

Register on Facebook by searching Bristow S. E. Asia Reunion

Sorry, PPRuNe won't let me post the URL.

Hope to see lots of familiar faces!

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Old 14th Jul 2018, 04:50
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Bristow crews seem to have had more than their fair share of cancer problems, fortunately there are several survivors. I'm not aware of any other group having such problems. Has anyone done a study to see why Bristow crew suffered more than other companies?
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 08:49
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I don't think the big C can be attributed to working for Bristow, I retired after 50 years in aviation, of which 12 years were with Bristow.
Sadly I have had my left kidney removed due to the big C.
My Anesthetist friend says he is not surprised and attributes it to my old profession, where more or less all oils, fuels, solvents, paints and carbon brakes etc. are carcinogenic and us macho men never used protective gloves, did we?
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 13:44
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Hi Tony,
Just found these forums again, I'd forgotten about them. Our paths crossed a few times didn't they.
I just tried to post a few old pics but "Can't post an URL until you have 10 posts", when did that start?
All the best,
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 09:55
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Meanwhile, when the 225 was still flying in Australia, a nice shot of the newest 225 in Bristow
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 10:09
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Meanwhile, when the 225 was still flying in Australia, a nice shot of the newest 225 in Bristow
With perfect positioning for a change!
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