My adventures and exploits in and around, and to and from Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (also known as CABGOC), the massive Chevron Oil Production Facility - located just below the equator in Malongo, Angola, West Africa, consisting of coastal base operations, as well as offshore platforms and tanker vessels in the Atlantic. This was my work location and home away from home for 4 years, supporting data and voice communications, computer networks, and other fun things pertaining to digital electronics and high technology, in a multi-national environment - 1989 to 1993.
How about we take a journey? - Filled with some culture, intrigue, humor, a little history, and a good dose of excitement. I'll also share much personal anecdotes along the way.
So if you're ready, fasten your seat belts, and...
Come Fly with Me!
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Each section may be viewed separately and not in any particular order. However, in order to gain a better understanding and setup for what’s in store, it is recommended you read the first 2 sections, TMM001 and TMM002. These sections describe the environment scenario, travel routines, and political backdrop of the period and will tune your mind into the events at maximum velocity.
Gooood Morning Malongo! (A Day in the Life...)
Checkpoint Fear (or...Hit the Dirt!)
Don't Go Away Mad
Very Quick Take-Off (or...AK-47's Do Talk)
UTA 772: The Forgotten Flight
The (Real) Terminal
Now That's a Fire!
Was That a Close Call or What?
Guevara, What's in a Name?
The Grim Reaper
British Gurkhas are Beautiful
-- Some sections of this writing are currently under construction - Stay tuned! --