Cargo Flying in Africa

One Dot Low

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Cliff, been there done it and had a blast. Once in a life time. Enjoy.
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

They are on facebook

Friend me "cliff lapp" to see them.

cliff
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PS-Here's some stuff that's not in the PIX. When we were at Dar-es-salaam the other day, we heard a massive roar while taxiing and looked over to the runway. A MIG was taking off. Mig-17? Mig-19? Something VERY old. It was VERY small, and made LOTS of noise. Didn't have time to take a pix. There is another crashed Mig just off the runway at Juba, and I WILL get a photo of it, at some point. Especially in Juba, I often see aircraft I don't recoginze. The last time in, there were 3 I didn't know.
 

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Cliff,

I just saw the pictures on facebook. Awesome. What an adventure!
Stay save!!
 

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Cliff,

I think last time I talked with you, you were married. Maybe I'm getting you confused with someone else, but if you are, how is your wife doing with you flying over there? It sounds like you're having a blast.
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

I am NOT having a blast, but it is better than being on unemployment, or working retail. And, my CEO likes that I am getting paid more than unemployment, or retail. We can afford to keep the house, which is nice.

My CEO is supposed to visit me next month, which will be great. I miss my two kids a lot. My CEO just told me that it is going OK, and if I can't find anything in Sep (my month off) I can come back for 6 more months.

I hope not, but if it's the best job I can get, I will take it. I am also hoping I can get the money and flying time as capt in the future (I've been FO so far). I have flown to Nairobi, Kenya-Juba, Sudan-Entebbe, Uganda-Mwanda, Dar-es-Salaam and Zanzibar, Tanzania-Kigali, Rwanda and Bujumbura, Burundi. We had one flight to Addis Abeba, but I did not fly that trip. We do lots of aid flying, especially to Juba, which I like doing a lot. We are supposed to get a 2nd airplane soon, which may help me fly as captain.

cliff
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Hi!

They are on facebook

Friend me "cliff lapp" to see them.

cliff
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PS-Here's some stuff that's not in the PIX. When we were at Dar-es-salaam the other day, we heard a massive roar while taxiing and looked over to the runway. A MIG was taking off. Mig-17? Mig-19? Something VERY old. It was VERY small, and made LOTS of noise. Didn't have time to take a pix. There is another crashed Mig just off the runway at Juba, and I WILL get a photo of it, at some point. Especially in Juba, I often see aircraft I don't recoginze. The last time in, there were 3 I didn't know.
I took off right behind some SU-30 Flankers in India when I was out there. Once I had 3 of them use me for intercept practice out there too. Had one go right under me, and zipped past my wing.
 

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Guess?

Hey Cliffy, who wears the pants in your marriage?
He calls her the CEO, I have only met her once at a company party, she was wearing a pant suit.
 

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I let my wife wear the pants in the family for the most part. That frees up my time for important things like golf, fishing, wrenching on the car, and flying. :)
 

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I'm may be the Captain (and all that bumfh) but SWMBO is the Admiral. Orders are often phrased as requests or merely observations. One risks Her displeasure at one's own risk.
 

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I'm may be the Captain (and all that bumfh) but SWMBO is the Admiral. Orders are often phrased as requests or merely observations. One risks Her displeasure at one's own risk.
Classic!

One of the coolest guys I know worships the ground "his Queen" walks on in conversation. If it were just about anybody else, it would sound like fingernails on a chalkboard.

I'd bet you're much like my close friend.

.... written with express permission from my parole officer.
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

Well, I've been mostly wearing shorts (unless in uniform) as it's hot here almost all the time.

I prefer it when my CEO wears a skirt, commando style, but she usually wears pants or a dress. If the pants show off her great a$$, then I'm all for that!

I don't care what she wears, as long as she takes it off for me!

cliff
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Hey Cliff!
It sounds like you've got the hang of everything OK. Just a note of warning. Be careful and discreet about taking pictures over there, especially of anything military. It took me three hours and some cash to get my FE's camera back in Lagos because he was taking pictures on the ramp. I took most of mine from the cockpit or one of the doors.
Have fun and enjoy the visit from your CEO/Social Director!
 

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Cliffy, your CEO only wears a skirt when she forgets her pants at my place
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

Yeah, camera useage is variable, and you have to be careful.

In Juba I was taking pictures openly on the ramp as our mgmt wanted photos of the dropped pallet and the taxiway ramp conditions as we have been going through a lot of tires there. No one said anything to me, so that was good!

cliff
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Classic!

One of the coolest guys I know worships the ground "his Queen" walks on in conversation. If it were just about anybody else, it would sound like fingernails on a chalkboard.

I'd bet you're much like my close friend.

.... written with express permission from my parole officer.
Worship?? Well, no, but we've been married a long time though it doesn't seem so. I've no desire to attempt a trade in on a younger model.
 

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Had to bump this up seeing as Mr Cliff and friends made the Wall Street Journal today. Good work guys...
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124682983549497219.html

There were 3 pilots from USA Jet mentioned in the article, plus employees from a number of other companies. The article was about layoffs and laws to protect employees, in general. USA Jet was one example in the article.

cliff
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