Britishmidland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3457 times:
Ok ok ... this has been a hot topic on the forums lately, Is Caledonian Wings legit, real, etc etc. Basically this is a call to Ceilidh to come here and clear anything up. We have heard from people from South Africa and Great Britain claiming to know Neil. I would like for Neil to tell us more about AfriCargo: ie how long it was operated, why the failure, who is "Vauxhall Cross/f_boot"? Why is SAS23 or whatever on this guys back? What is the real deal? And with all due respect to the parties involved in this ... COME CLEAN!!! you don't know us personally and your credibility is not at stake as we are just random people on the net.
I am sure people, including myself and a gentleman from Perth would like to know what is the deal with Caledonian Wings, and howcome when I read my SpeedNews everyweek I hear, see nothing about Caledonian Wings getting some DL L1011s, or that Caledonian Wings is negotiating with Delta or anyother airline for that matter. Now, Neil as you reply to this realize that "it was a personal call, only me and the CEO of XXX airline knew we were talking" BS. because you and I and everyone else knows that when Leo Mullin has an itchy nose people find out, I think it would be extremely difficult for news like "Scotland Start-up Negotiating to Assume Delta's L1011 Fleet for ACMI Operation". If this is legit, prove it. Show us scanned documents of something substantial ... anyone can make a website with Microsoft programs. Anyone can talk the talk, can you really walk the walk?! I am beginning to wonder, and as your credibility dwindles in the eyes of many .... as it did for that poor fool who had a naming contest for his Illinois Start-up "Endeavor".... seems that project never took off from Meigs in FS2000. It would be one thing if somewhere else on the internet there was relevant news regarding your supposed operation, but there is not.
Tell us all about you, about your people, about AfriCargo, about "vauxhall Cross / f_boot" and your connection with them, as well as SAS232 (or something), we need something to grab on, it is hard to grasp the concept of this airline when your posts are flawed with mal-information and malpractice. Of course a deal with an airline is going to end up failed ... when you have no aircraft.
Britishmidland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3224 times:
not you dingleberry.
Neil Robertson! famed CEO of Caledonian Wings, the airline with its wings clipped or not grown or? well the darn airline just don't exist or never will due to Neil's inability to even remotely extend us the courtesy of telling us about it, instead of go to the website and read it. ahem bullsh!t (sorry kiddos) ... anyways .. neil ... WTF man? quit the line of bullshit and tell us the details.
Ceilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3234 times:
Clarification - you want it, you got it.
Africargo was simply the trading name for cargo operations that were conducted out of Burundi, where I was CEO of a regional carrier City Connexion Airlines (ICAO: CIX; IATA: G3/323). We leased in B707/IL76 aircraft from time to time. Originally, the plan was to operate out of South Africa with an ops base (for tax purposes) in Mauritius, but as anyone in the business will tell you, the yields went through the floor a couple of years back and it just wasn't going to work. I also own a significant share in the last two operational CL44s.
F_boot - someone best described as a cyberstalker both here and on PPRuNe - appears to be an ex employee of the CL44 operation, apparently fired for gross incompetency or for endangering the lives of the crew. I don't know who he is - and frankly I don't care. He has hijacked the PPRuNe identities of two (or more) posters on PPRuNe - HugMonster and Vauxhall Cross. (see http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/Forum41/HTML/001328.html