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What's up in the REST of Africa

Old 22nd Apr 2009, 09:06
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non oil flying

What about any other types of flying like game flying or tours there. I'm curious to hear from people that do/did that. I'd like to fly in Africa eventually at least for a time, and was thinking about that or even something like airserv.
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Old 8th Aug 2009, 09:04
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What's the scene like in southern Africa? I'd be grateful if anyone can put me on to operators, especially in Botswana. I'm a low-time JAA CPL(H) looking to get started somehow...

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Old 14th Oct 2009, 19:11
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Heli Malongo has a good pay scale but not much in the way of benefits.

The Director of Maintenance e-mail is [email protected]
They currently operate Bell 427, Bell 430, and Bell 430. They will begin taking delivery of S-76 C++ beginning in December. The current fleet of helicopters totals 17. After the S-76's arrive, the helicopter fleet will total 25.
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Old 14th Oct 2009, 21:10
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Why is the email @chevron, sorry is helimango associated with them? Just a question thats all..............
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Old 15th Oct 2009, 12:10
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Heli Malongo resides on the Camp run by Chevron and uses their infrastructure (housing, food, IT system, etc.) This is because initially Chevron was the only HM customer. This is in the process of being changed with the addition of several new HM customers.
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Old 15th Oct 2009, 12:50
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Thank You....
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 10:01
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Working in Africa

I am thinking about working in Tanzania or Kenya.

How much salary can one expect flying an AS350 on a six week on/off contract? Is US$75'000/year about right?

Any info is highly appreciated.


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Old 14th Jul 2010, 15:23
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I'll second that. AS350 time here, flypaper from the FAA. 3,900 hours, NVG current, experience in BK's, BO105, B407...is a commuting job like the aforementioned a possibility? Wife's job makes relocating problematic, so a commuting job would be best.
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 22:37
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I have heard that at least one ex RAF SAR Wessex 2 is being operated in Ghana now on local certification.Anyone seen it or knows more ??The same owner used to operate an ex Bristow Wessex 60 until it ran short of parts a few years ago
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 18:00
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First post here. Hi dudes & dudettes!

Talking about "the rest" of Africa, I have a question: What about Starlite Aviation? Do they have any operations in central Africa worth mentioning? I heard the do some offshore and V/VIP stuff, but I wonder how big their footprint actually is.
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Old 12th Aug 2010, 15:54
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Cool CHC Equatorial Guinea

Anyone out there have some info on the current operations in EG or Malabo? I could use some info on possible bases, accomodations, etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


On my way.
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Old 12th Aug 2010, 17:56
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I have not read the briefing sheets or even heard of them. Where would I find them?
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Old 12th Aug 2010, 20:33
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especially for loav8r, that lover of all things cultural and poetic:

“Delirium,” is by María Nsue Angüe a famous muse of Fang origin,


In the mirror of my past
there appear ghosts enmeshed
in a dark curtain, where my present

is shattered, and my future
crumbles in nothingness.

Faces of shadows swarm
in my mirror!
Your faces sketched by hunger
carry a stamp of misery as deep
as the revolving song of my sadness
that shouts at me to the depth of my bones
that I shall die like the offended Christ
who having been born in his time
those of his era did not recognize him.

—María Nsue Angüe

However, for poetry in Spanish, Juan Tomás Av́ila Laurel is one of the leading writers of Equatorial Guinea. He is the son of settlers from Annobón but he resides on the island of Bioko.

As an American you'll be delighted to know that it's even more corrupt than Nigeria, featuring at = 168 (of 179) on the TI Corruption index (Nigeria =147). Enjoy
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 13:11
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Everett Aviation

Good afternoon,

Could anyone shed any light on Everett Aviation?

Housing, Pay/Conditions, Benefits, Company etc....

I see on their website they are looking for pilots.

Thanks to anyone who can reply.

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Old 26th Aug 2010, 13:19
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I wonder what the pay rate is over there...
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Old 18th Sep 2010, 00:10
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Any information from Cote d'Ivoire

Hi collegues,

I'm new here.

I'm moving to Cote d'Ivoire. Anyone have information about operators/operations in the country. (or West Africa)

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Old 19th Sep 2010, 08:32
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Hi Elefant,

ASI, based in Abidjan is operating a fleet of AS 365 N & C, an AS 355F2 and some other single engine helicopters (Alouettes 2 and 3)
It's a long time I haven't been there, and maybe an update from somebody in the area will give a better picture.
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Old 19th Sep 2010, 10:00
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My last contact number for IASI in Abidjan was..

00225 08080876

Si vous ne parlez pas francais il serrait inutile de repondre a ce numero.
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Old 19th Sep 2010, 14:25
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Thanks Bellsux and CPT.

This kind of information is very helpful.


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Old 20th Sep 2010, 00:43
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Devil IAS

International Aircraft Services Ltd, © International Aircraft Services Ltd (I.A.S), spécialiste du travail et transport Aérien par hélicoptère

This company has changed name several time in the past with still the same owner, he also had different companies in France before: Gyrafrance and Heli-Lorraine, never really successful

I wonder if they are still flying offshore with their stone age float equipped Alouette II 313B or do they only use the modern 365C and the cheap 365N Heli Union was ready to scrap ?

Not the best company I have seen.
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