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How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by janedonez(m): 9:25pm On May 23, 2021
*This same Kaduna Airport*
I remember vividly, 26th of June 1987, a flight of four Alpha -jets took off from Kaduna Air Force Base to an exercise area at the Bida- Kontagora axis.
Onboard on one of the Alpha jets was AVM CN Chukwu( then of a Lower Rank).
"The day's weather forecast predicted rain and thunder towards the afternoon for the Kaduna area. The exercise was smooth until mid, trouble started at the close of the exercise when the four Alpha jets headed for the runway.
Hear him:
" I quickly rolled out of the turn and commenced a shallow turn in the opposite direction as prescribed by the books in a situation like this, but the next thing I saw in the darkness of this violent cloud was the belly of another large aircraft so close to my canopy that I could touch it if I stretched my hand.
I instantly aggressively pushed down and away and as I did not hear a bang, I knew I had survived. I have never seen a flight situation so terrifying. I am amazed how we did not collide.
Instantly, there was confusion and panic...
_Excerpts from the book Wings of Distinction_.
Cc: Mynd44, OAM4J

Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by Prosperous111(m): 9:35pm On May 23, 2021
FTC cheesy

Nah God just save you no be your experience or wetin you press F button abi wetin you call am again? angry

That case was different with this one. This one nah set up grin
Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by leofab(f): 10:28pm On May 23, 2021
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Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by TheGreatIYANU: 10:59pm On May 23, 2021
janedonez:
*This same Kaduna Airport*
I remember vividly, 26th of June 1987, a flight of four Alpha -jets took off from Kaduna Air Force Base to an exercise area at the Bida- Kontagora axis.
Onboard on one of the Alpha jets was AVM CN Chukwu( then of a Lower Rank).
"The day's weather forecast predicted rain and thunder towards the afternoon for the Kaduna area. The exercise was smooth until mid, trouble started at the close of the exercise when the four Alpha jets headed for the runway.
Hear him:
" I quickly rolled out of the turn and commenced a shallow turn in the opposite direction as prescribed by the books in a situation like this, but the next thing I saw in the darkness of this violent cloud was the belly of another large aircraft so close to my canopy that I could touch it if I stretched my hand.
I instantly aggressively pushed down and away and as I did not hear a bang, I knew I had survived. I have never seen a flight situation so terrifying. I am amazed how we did not collide.
Instantly, there was confusion and panic...
_Excerpts from the book Wings of Distinction_.
Cc: Mynd44, OAM4J


OP where can I buy this book?
Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by janedonez(m): 5:40am On May 24, 2021
TheGreatIYANU:



OP where can I buy this book?
National Defense College Abuja bookstore has copies. It's also on Amazon.

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Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by TheGreatIYANU: 9:10pm On May 24, 2021
janedonez:

National Defense College Abuja bookstore has copies. It's also on Amazon.

Can you help purchase and way bill?
Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by janedonez(m): 2:09pm On May 25, 2021
TheGreatIYANU:


Can you help purchase and waybill?
Sure send location.
Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by Kzinne: 2:19pm On May 25, 2021
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Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by TheGreatIYANU: 3:17pm On May 25, 2021
janedonez:

Sure send location.

Sent you a dm
Re: How Nigerian Fighter Pilots Survived Kaduna Airport Storm. by janedonez(m): 3:27am On Aug 22, 2021
TheGreatIYANU:


Sent you a dm
Sorry, hv been offline for a while, did you finally lay hands on the book.

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