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20th Jul 2015, 10:44
Replies: 26
Views: 26,382
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Runway 18L has 2 parallel taxiways: Eastern and...

Runway 18L has 2 parallel taxiways: Eastern and Western. Most wide-bodies park at the international and cargo apron which are east of 18L. Wide-bodies needing to depart 18L will use the eastern...
20th Jul 2015, 10:24
Replies: 3
Views: 4,806
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

I flew with a lot of ex-US regional CRJ pilots at...

I flew with a lot of ex-US regional CRJ pilots at a former outfit. 95% of them lacked any reasonable knowledge of the aircraft performance at any phase of flight.
Most of them don't even don't know...
12th Apr 2015, 00:56
Replies: 19
Views: 6,192
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

J74 The Arik boss is lying through his...

J74

The Arik boss is lying through his teeth. Most of the pilots Arik trained at NCAT still work for Arik. Secondly, very few Nigerian pilots have left Arik for foreign airlines. Probably 10, a...
3rd Apr 2015, 22:50
Replies: 19
Views: 6,192
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

@zebiak The biggest casualty will be Arik Air....

@zebiak
The biggest casualty will be Arik Air. The big man is either going to get nabbed for his role in the power sector or the enormous airline debt which is not being serviced. Or both. Most...
10th Jan 2013, 17:35
Replies: 16
Views: 3,140
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

The threshold lights keep getting blown away by...

The threshold lights keep getting blown away by jet blast. Hope these lights don't get ingested into an engine:uhoh:.
5th Nov 2012, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 2,992
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Yola Airport has deteriorated night landing...

Yola Airport has deteriorated night landing facilities. The Runway lighting system had a system of being problematic. Due to numerous safety reports by crews, the system is NOTAMed U/S and the...
14th Jul 2012, 10:43
Replies: 19
Views: 4,931
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Fuel contamiation

I agree the fuel may not have been contaminated i.e. no water, but was it actually jetA1?
Its a usual practice in the Nigerian petroleum industry to mix (blend) fuels with cheaper grades. For...
7th Jul 2012, 11:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Once upon a time, the lion of Ota deposited $236...

Once upon a time, the lion of Ota deposited $236 million into the coffers of a certain JI. A week later, JI rose to the rescue of then (and still) ailing VK to the tune of, guess, $236 million.
Now...
7th Jul 2012, 10:29
Replies: 36
Views: 7,802
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Everybody has a point

The bottom line is that most expat corporate pilots in Nigeria are getting a good deal, FULL STOP. There are two sides to a coin, you have to put the two together to get the full picture.
Nigeria...
7th Apr 2012, 15:28
Replies: 54
Views: 18,577
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

TRAINING TRAINING TRAINING

Never underestimate the value of a thorough training department. If most airlines in Africa had Ryanair/Easyjet type training departments then their problems will be solved in a couple of years. You...
7th Apr 2012, 14:48
Replies: 105
Views: 20,507
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Nigeria, whats going on

I dont know why the usual suspects always come and derail Nigerian threads with their usual drivel:mad::mad::=:ugh::*.

Aero
Possible imminent mgmt take over by AMCON due to their massive debt....
4th Jul 2011, 19:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,417
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Nationality?

Nationality has a role to play in all this. All the carriers you mentioned are going through a bit of financial difficulty as result there is a strong preference for Nigerian pilots. It doesn't make...
22nd Jun 2011, 08:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

VP-BJM

It's a rarely flown 604 belonging to a telecom/oil/banking mogul. It flies probably once in 3 months especially since the acquisition of a GLEX a few months ago
6th Jun 2011, 10:21
Replies: 199
Views: 371,008
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Lack of regulation

In my 6 years of flying in Nigerian airspace, I don't feel the airspace is safe. Everything falls back to lack of regulation. Also the regulations are hastily drawn up and not very concise e.g. The...
19th May 2011, 07:23
Replies: 1,026
Views: 318,114
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Owerri OEI

Pilots can be a bunch of to$$ers at times. We r so quick to jump to conclusions without the facts. It makes me wonder how some of us will act if faced with airborne emergencies.
Did any of u bother...
7th Feb 2010, 13:48
Replies: 71
Views: 11,979
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

I think people should verify from the NCAA first...

I think people should verify from the NCAA first before they embark on any course. The NCAA has the final say. I have people who have RECENTLY had serious probs with putting TR on their NCAA licenses...
Forum: Canada
10th Nov 2009, 09:34
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

FAA training in Canada

Due to hassles of obtaining US visas, I and a few of my colleagues are exploring the possibility of doing the FAA ATP in Canada. Does anyone know of any Canadian schools that offer this training? Or...
Forum: Canada
10th Nov 2009, 08:33
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

FAA ATPL training in Canada

Hello,
I would like to know if any schools in Canada offer FAA ATP training. I have a bunch of guys who need ATPs urgently for their upgrades, but are having difficulty obtaining US visas
Thank you
19th Oct 2009, 10:49
Replies: 12
Views: 3,160
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Arik Air appoints new MD

Whatchya all think?
10th Oct 2009, 14:19
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

I met Hon. Ha'abba some time back, he had plans...

I met Hon. Ha'abba some time back, he had plans to start a flying club in Kaduna. I believe he has about 6 aircraft parked at DNKA. I think the NCAT and NCAA seem to try and suppress anyone from...
15th Aug 2009, 19:50
Replies: 30
Views: 5,266
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Are expats really safer?

I don't know any airline that is required to employ expat pilots for safety reasons (Utter b0llocks!). The main reasons there are expats pilots in Nigeria:

1. There are not enough Nigerian...
21st Aug 2008, 04:32
Replies: 49
Views: 19,059
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Lexxie747, I heard about that one from pilots...

Lexxie747,
I heard about that one from pilots who were there, and there was another interesting one a few days later. MEA A330 from ACC-LOS that lost all navigation equipment and was all over the...
7th Aug 2008, 08:52
Replies: 34
Views: 5,431
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

DANA Air Nigeria

Dana Air's new MD80 series 5N-DAL is currently parked at the MMA2 terminal at DNMM. Anybody have an idea what these guys are up to?
21st May 2008, 04:25
Replies: 45
Views: 10,741
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

Don't get things mixed up. Expat pilots flying on...

Don't get things mixed up. Expat pilots flying on the Avionco contract were owed by Avionco and not Arik. That's why Arik doesn't use Avionco anymore. There is room for improvement but it aint that...
19th Apr 2008, 12:24
Replies: 764
Views: 103,892
Posted By Capt. Manuvar

The crew said they had an aft fire indication...

The crew said they had an aft fire indication that would not go out and requested an emergency landing at DNPO. The controllers really bungled the whole situation, it took the intervention of other...
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