By Dominie To Noumea
YOU always get the odd "nutter" who asks you if you could do some far fetched thing in an aeroplane and how much it would cost. After telling them a ball park figure they inevitably say "Oh ... really ... well I'll get back to you," and they are never heard from again.
Mmmm, a charter to Noumea in the Dominie .... of course we can do that! Here's a ball park figure of $xxxx. (That'll be the last I hear of that.) Not so, after some negotiations we strike a deal that will work. Air Caledonie began their operation 40 years ago with three Dominies and they now want one back to fly the original routes and join in the birthday celebrations.