These Caucasian males, believed by yours truly to be South Africans, are apparently helping out with phasing in the newly acquired Gazelle helicopters of the Nigerian Air Force which came into service around February 2015.
Such are the exigencies of these times which we are living through as Nigerians. As a result of the fact that these airframes had to be deployed operationally as soon as they were delivered to the NAF, Nigerian pilots are taking their lessons on the aircraft type right there in the field.
Prior to their delivery, the NAF did not own or operate any Gazelle helicopters. Since then, Nigerian pilots have been seen flying these nimble copters during President Jonathan’s visit to Baga, Mubi and Maiduguri late in February 2015
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