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    This is addressed to all you...

    by Plendil Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is addressed to all you other Brits out there. If you want to take a chopper ride to S.D.C. then you will have to book it directly with Gaviotatours as your normal holiday rep. will not be allowed to do it for you. The UK government does not encourage Brits to travel on this sort of transportation, mainly due to the age of the aircraft used. These helicopters were used originally by the Russian Military and converted for civilian use then passed on to Cuba in the 70's but since Russia's economic decline they have not been able to provide spare parts necessary for maintainance. Please be advised that your holiday insurance MAY NOT cover you in the event of an accident. Please be aware however, that Cuba is expecting a delivery of some new helicopters specifically for tourist travel in the near future.

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