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2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Tue Aug 16 2016, 08:19

G'day team

Current contract expires at the end of Sept. and in need of something to move onto, not found anything thus far. Total time 2800hrs, 2000+ pic, 400+ multi-engine, 250+ NVFR, 500 ish planned IFR, 1600+ turbine. Endorsed R22/44, Hughes 269/369, Bell 47/206, Airbus EC120/AS350/EC225. Sling, Low level NVFR, IFR

Happy to travel or tour, any leads greatly appreciated.
ET
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Saucepan » Tue Aug 16 2016, 10:58

Hey mate,

There are a couple of guys at your current contract who have picked up work with Babcock on 139 and S92, worth a call?
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Tue Aug 16 2016, 11:22

Thanks Saucepan, explored that avenue, unfortunately no more room at the inn at the moment.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Yakking » Tue Aug 16 2016, 12:10

How do you log IFR?

(How do other people log IFR?)

500hrs IF seems like quite a lot for a 2800hr pilot (18% off all your flying has been in cloud (by my definition))

Or are you recording hours flown on IFR flight plans?

I'm not singling you out, I'm just curious; as it has been my experience that there seems to be numerous forms of logging "IF" in Australia.

1) Time flying a helicopter on an IFR flight plan
2) Time spent flying with 'no discernible horizon' (This may be a CASA definition or something similar)
3) Time spent in cloud

I'm not trying to "Troll" and maybe this requires to be started in another thread. But an interesting discussion regardless....
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Ecosse » Tue Aug 16 2016, 14:21

ET, if I had a job going right now I would employ you. Hope you find something soon. Let me know if I can help in any way.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Tue Aug 16 2016, 19:47

Yakking wrote:How do you log IFR?

(How do other people log IFR?)

500hrs IF seems like quite a lot for a 2800hr pilot (18% off all your flying has been in cloud (by my definition))

Or are you recording hours flown on IFR flight plans?

I'm not singling you out, I'm just curious; as it has been my experience that there seems to be numerous forms of logging "IF" in Australia.

1) Time flying a helicopter on an IFR flight plan
2) Time spent flying with 'no discernible horizon' (This may be a CASA definition or something similar)
3) Time spent in cloud

I'm not trying to "Troll" and maybe this requires to be started in another thread. But an interesting discussion regardless....


Hi Yakking

Easy answer, yes that is planned IFR. Total time IIMC is about 80 odd hrs. I make a note in a spreadsheet of the IFR flights I do however, the IMC element goes in the logbook. I have edited my original post to reflect this.

Hope that nswers your question.

Cheers
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Tue Aug 16 2016, 19:48

Ecosse wrote:ET, if I had a job going right now I would employ you. Hope you find something soon. Let me know if I can help in any way.


Thanks Ecosse, I'd love to come and work for you again too. Hope everything is going great, regards to Mrs Ecosse too.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby jetA1 » Wed Aug 17 2016, 15:36

Mate, I'm still looking too, thinking school teacher might be a go, Guaranteed holidays!
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Thu Sep 15 2016, 08:47

Still looking for work, current contract ends on 30th Sept. so starting to sweat a bit. Shaken a bunch of tree's. Any goods tips offs rewarded with beer. :shock:
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Little Bird » Thu Sep 15 2016, 19:25

There's the NZ EMS job listed just below, your quals are almost there, they may be interested?
I have some mates in Nepal who say there also might be still an opening or two on their squirrels, PM for contact info if wanted.
There's a Chinese EMS outfit requiring 6 x 130 drivers, they want an FAA certificate but might be happy with an ICAO license? http://helicopterjobs.justhelicopters.c ... 9r1YWN_wdc While the ad may seem to be dodgy I do have it on good authority that it's legit.
Good luck.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Fri Sep 16 2016, 00:33

Cheers for the heads up little bird, I'll be following those up today.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby wocawoca » Mon Sep 19 2016, 06:41

Hi,
Jayrow Helicopters are looking for a pilot.
How many turbine hours do you have?.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Mon Sep 19 2016, 06:47

About 1700 ish, thanks very much for the tip off
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby wocawoca » Mon Sep 19 2016, 07:57

Hi,
1500 is the min for Telstra contract.
Good gig if you like to Live in Darwin.
Do you have references??.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Mon Sep 19 2016, 08:05

I certainly do, just had a look at my spreadsheet, 1634 turbine total
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby wocawoca » Wed Sep 21 2016, 04:09

Howdy,
Give Larry a call, 08 89450944
at Jayrow in Darwin.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Wed Oct 26 2016, 10:12

Hey Team

Still looking for something concrete. Have done some contract work but nothing full time yet. I've followed up all of the leads provided so far (cheers all). Also available for any contract work that may be available. Can do flight reviews etc.

Cheers ET
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby havick » Wed Oct 26 2016, 18:03

Hey ET,

Just thinking outside the box a little, are you interested in the airlines at all? Here in the US they're hiring like crazy, and if you meet the experience requirements for an FAA fixed wing ATP (you only need 250 Fixed wing and the rest can be topped up with you helicopter hours) you'll get a gig no problems flying an Embraer 145/175 or CRJ. You'd only need to spend 3 years here and then you'd meet all the requirements for the likes of Etihad or Emirates etc.

Being an Aussie you can get an E3 visa, and there's already a few Aussies here on E3 visas flying both helicopters and fixed wing.

Send me a PM if you're interested and I can get you in touch with the recruiters. Just some food for thought.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby FerrariFlyer » Wed Oct 26 2016, 20:36

I'm in the USA at present doing some training (not for a transition to fixed-wing) and our trainer pretty much said airlines are starting to park-up aircraft and cancel flights due to crew shortages.

As a side note, Qantas mainline recently advertised too, which is something not done in quite some time. Moving to fixed-wing overseas might not be an option for many however there might be a few willing and able to jump and this could be a good opportunity to fly on the other side of the fence.

Chin up ET...after every slump is a recovery. Fingers crossed you get something soon mate.
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Re: 2800hr Pilot looking for work

Postby Evil Twin » Wed Oct 26 2016, 22:53

Thanks chaps. A fixed wing conversion has been considered in the long term however, I really want to stay in rotary. Equally with little fixed wing time in my logbook the conversion would be financially out of the question at this point in time.

Many thanks

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