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Chunk
23rd September 2013, 20:32
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9tQi-K0_3TPagFj96y4tUEZPOmgY-3_nhM9TF14DWUk-n-m3pbQ

My cousin is going to Mogadishu to work on a telecoms network.

The way in is on one of these...

Wouldn't catch me....

amcdonald
23rd September 2013, 20:37
I'd be more worried about working in Mogadishu, surely you'd be safer running round Iran wearing an "I love Salman Rushdie" tshirt

AtW
23rd September 2013, 21:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uekesq20vo8

AtW
23rd September 2013, 21:19
My cousin is going to Mogadishu to work on a telecoms network.


He is a really brave man...

Troll
23rd September 2013, 21:30
Chechnya...1998 :eek:

AtW
23rd September 2013, 21:39
Chechnya...1998 :eek:

youtu.be/VTCYp78I6P0?t=12m28s

scooterscot
23rd September 2013, 21:46
I'd be more worried about working in Mogadishu, surely you'd be safer running round Iran wearing an "I love Salman Rushdie" tshirt

:laugh

scooterscot
23rd September 2013, 21:49
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My cousin is going to Mogadishu to work on a telecoms network.



http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1598/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1598R-9968455.jpg

:igmc:

BigRed
23rd September 2013, 21:56
Hmm, lots of engines is good, so is lots of tyres, high wings also good (body acts as a pendulum to encourage return to level flight) , anhedral wings (sloping down) always disturb me as it encourages instability. Dihedral wings (sloping upwards) tend to return the plane to level flight if you take your hands off the controls.

What really scares me is when I see a plane which uses hydraulic components I designed straight from university, I used to pass exams based on the approach and intermediate workings but rarely got the final answer correct :eek:

bless 'em all
23rd September 2013, 22:17
Beats the shit out of a Blackhawk - those things have problems in East Africa IIRC

AtW
23rd September 2013, 22:20
Beats the tulip out of a Blackhawk - those things have problems in East Africa IIRC

Most flying things would have problems when they are being shot at ...

Scruff
24th September 2013, 07:33
There is a reason why the plane is called a Tulipolev and the airline is AeroFlop...

Old Hack
24th September 2013, 07:45
I think greed is a terrible thing, and one of the reasons I haven't felt an awful lot of sorrow for the contractors who get murdered in Iraq, etc. I know how much money is on offer for these contracts, but the price I put on my life, is much higher.

I do hope he changes his mind, for the plane will be the last of his worries.

Chunk
24th September 2013, 09:14
Fer
I think greed is a terrible thing, and one of the reasons I haven't felt an awful lot of sorrow for the contractors who get murdered in Iraq, etc. I know how much money is on offer for these contracts, but the price I put on my life, is much higher.

I do hope he changes his mind, for the plane will be the last of his worries.

Mogadishu itself is much safer than it was. It's under govt control and Al Shebab have been pushed out. I wouldn't go though. My poor old aunty is having kittens!

TheFaQQer
24th September 2013, 09:30
I know how much money is on offer for these contracts, but the price I put on my life, is much higher.

I had an agent contact me about an Oracle role in Baghdad a few years back. It was paying about 5-10% more than I was earning in the UK.

Not worth the risk.

Old Hack
24th September 2013, 09:33
I had an agent contact me about an Oracle role in Baghdad a few years back. It was paying about 5-10% more than I was earning in the UK.

Not worth the risk.

I was offered a senior role in Iraq, planning their new infrastructure. £1800 a day, all in, plus £60 per diem expenses, 3 months on, 3 months off. Tempted for about the 10 seconds before I could see my new born baby in her cot.