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Entry Level Below 250hrs NO JOB
277
37%
Entry Level Below 250hrs Have Job
59
8%
250 - 1000 hrs Good job
57
8%
250 - 1000 hrs Bad Job
24
3%
1000 - 2500 hrs same old s#!t
28
4%
1000 - 2500 hrs Varied usefull stuff
73
10%
2500 hrs + Why do i do this.
21
3%
2500 hrs + Still Happy
127
17%
IFR
48
6%
Co-Pilot
18
2%
Instructor
24
3%
 
Total votes: 756
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Re: Who is looking at this site vote here

Postby Shortfuse » Thu Jul 10 2003, 05:49

Just joined the site, and completed my TIF. I am hoping to continue working a 14/7 mining roster and complete my theory within a year. The plan is to get qualified, and take the paycut to do something I have always wanted.
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Re: Who is looking at this site vote here

Postby skypig » Thu Jul 10 2003, 06:59

I'm 4 of those things :P
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Who is looking at this site vote here

Postby phugoyd » Fri Jun 8 2007, 13:03

I am interested who is looking at this site. We hear so much about how many 'new' pilots are looking for work but it would be good to know at what stage of the industry you are at.

What poll options do you want?
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Postby wheatbix » Fri Jun 8 2007, 13:49

235 hours w/ about 40 hours nvmc doing charter stuff around the sydney basin atm and absolutely loving it :D
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Postby ratherflychoppers » Sun Jun 10 2007, 00:50

I'm a plank driver. Great job but would rather do what you guys do!! Went for a TIF the other day. Awesome! :D
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Postby Vidman » Mon Jun 11 2007, 07:41

In training. Have done more than 300 hours filming out of helicopters and have decided to try the other seat :D
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Postby Bandit » Mon Jun 11 2007, 08:23

I am a new member and in training as well . 38years old and moving from building to a career doing what I dreamed of as a kid . Would like to set up my own business as a owner / operater in the future . Can anyone advise me of the difficulties of a low time pilot obtaining a AOC.
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Postby helidragon » Tue Jun 12 2007, 04:02

195 hrs flying as a charter pilot in and around the Sydney region - having a great time and learning lots. Looking forward to the next challenge!!
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Postby NEWBIE » Tue Jun 12 2007, 06:26

23 year old and one of the few very lucky ones, first job doing over 200 hours a month (private Airwork). With half of the ATPL subs. Currently studying IREX.
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Postby J » Tue Jun 12 2007, 07:05

200 hrs a month?
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Postby Low Time » Tue Jun 12 2007, 07:16

El Kapitain LT!! 177.5 hrs Phillip Island. Lovely place, even in winter, Brrrrrrrrr!!!! Am SO loving this job. :D
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Postby CYHeli » Wed Jun 13 2007, 00:12

Hey Capt Low Time, just in case you forget,
(Photo moved to other thread)
Phillip Island, where it all began...
Doesn't look like that now.

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216 Hours, not bad for a casual.
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Postby FerrariFlyer » Wed Jun 13 2007, 02:29

NEWBIE...200hrs a month doing private. Please explain...love to be that busy myself.
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Postby wheatbix » Wed Jun 13 2007, 02:31

I think it's a typo :wink:
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Postby NEWBIE » Wed Jun 13 2007, 09:03

No Note a typo. Private company owning there own aircraft so not bound by flight and duty time as it is classed as private work. Mustering and general airwork, good fun but the season only last for 5 to 6 months. Would not suggest doing that many hours you very quickly understand why the limits are in place for a commercial operation.
Just am unsure what I am going to do once the season ends besides finish my study.
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Postby wheatbix » Wed Jun 13 2007, 09:11

Thats unreal, congrats on that :D .

Just a quick question but - what about your flight time though? After you finish I presume you'd be next to unemployable, based on 200 hours a month (so 1200 hours over 6 months), you'd be over your flight time for the next 8 months for regular commercial work or 6 months for ag ops?
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Postby NEWBIE » Thu Jun 14 2007, 08:37

Thanks wheatbix, I agree I was one extremely lucky critter, especialy as I scored the job will I was still overseas with the green machine. And yes the next 8 months waiting for my flight and duty to reset is a point for serious thought, but my hunch is I will get shot on this site if I complained about it.
But two OP tours and this six months in the last 15 months the thought of stopping and studying is not such a crazy idea.
Or overseas if duty time is not a problem there??
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Who is looking at this site

Postby bladechaser » Thu Jun 14 2007, 13:00

First i must say its great to read all positive replys from you guys. Bandit like you im ex building industry just over a 1000hrs few hundred turbine 39 yrs old. I dont know what part of the industry you were in,but the biggest hurdle i can think of is a s*%# load of $$$$$$$$$ and patience! if you have that keep the music humming and go for it,after all you've got nothing to loose but $$$$$$$$. :)
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Interesting stats

Postby CYHeli » Fri Jun 15 2007, 00:47

See if I have this right, (All as at 15th June figures).

Assuming that pilots that fly IFR have more than 2500 hours, then the largest group is
pilots less than 250 hours (whether or not they have a job) at 39%
then pilots with more than 2500 (&IFR) at 32%
and pilots between 250 to 2500 make up the remander...(29%)

That means the largest cross section looking here is low hour pilots.
It also means that the busiest part of the industry is schools, that's where low hour pilots come from.
It's interesting that instructors would commence in the next hour bracket (250 - 1000),
but that is the smallest at only 8% (where only 1/2 of the pilots enjoy their job).
Beyond 1000 hours the job satisfaction seems to increase (2/3 enjoy their job) and
the 2500 hours is the happiest group (4/5 enjoy their job).

Of course instructors have anything from 400+ hours and joy flight pilots continue beyond 1000 hours, but I can't break down the figures any better than what we have here. Yes I know stats can be made to say anything and remember that only 125 people out of 438 users have posted, that's 28%. So we are making an analysis of less then 1/3 of users and however many helicopter licence holders in Oz.

Don't get me started on users that have more than one user name...
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Re: Interesting stats

Postby Bandit » Fri Jun 15 2007, 01:12

My instructor has over 13000 hrs, so I don't think you can roll them all into 250 1000 hrs.I do agree the figures are interesting, as there are so many student / low hour pilots on here. Personally I am here to gain knowledge.

Thankes for the reply/edit CYHeli
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