"She'd stay on board and act as a guard - especially useful in Africa!"
I've never heard pilots who had to keep a dog in the
cockpit to guard the aircraft, where did you fly ? My
uncle used to fly for Air Zaire (DC-10 Cpt. and now retired from Skyjet), SOTEXKI (DC-3 cargo captain
flying to numerous remote and small grass fields...),
an other Uncle still fly freighters in Uganda and I've never heard such stories...Don't you exagerate again
your African stories ? I don't pretend to know everything
in this huge continent, still it looks more like an essay
for Westerners!!! (NIGERIA=/=the rest of Africa...)!!!