R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

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R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby KOALA » Tue Nov 19 2019, 20:26

https://www.afap.org.au/pilot-jobs/pilo ... er%20Pilot

R44 HELICOPTER PILOT

Posted 19 November 2019 in Australia, Rotary Wing

R44 Helicopter Pilot

Hamilton Island Air/Hayman Island Air has an immediate vacancy for a full time experienced R44 helicopter pilot for tourism and charter operations, the position is full time and live on Hamilton and or Hayman Island/Airlie Beach.

Minimum Qualifications:

500 hours PIC helicopter
100 hours PIC R44
Current HUET Course
Current DG
Current ASIC
Current DAMP test.
Australian Citizen or resident.
A satisfactory target score in a Compass Pilot Aptitude Test
Desirable Qualifications:

Over Water and float experience.
Turbine endorsement
Preference will be given to applicants who have a Hospitality/tourism and or customer service background.

Accommodation on Hamilton Island is supplied by Hamilton Island Enterprises and as such is conditional and may not be suitable for all applicants.

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be considered, previous unsuccessful applicant’s need not re-apply.

Please send us your brief resume summary via link below:

Applications close COB Friday 13th Dec, 2019
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby Mick Cullen » Tue Nov 19 2019, 21:08

Compass Pilot Aptitude Test - https://www.aviationfocus.aero/pilot-se ... mpass-faq/

Where does one go to sit that in the rotary world in Australia and what is the cost?
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby Fill-level » Tue Nov 19 2019, 22:18

Things must changing , a compass test pass to fly an R44 .... pop;
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby skypig » Tue Nov 19 2019, 23:23

Pretty regularly advertised position.

I guess the location/accommodation means it is a “Stepping stone” job.
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby av8r » Wed Nov 20 2019, 02:18

Mick Cullen wrote:Compass Pilot Aptitude Test - https://www.aviationfocus.aero/pilot-se ... mpass-faq/

Where does one go to sit that in the rotary world in Australia and what is the cost?


Done in Brisbane and paid for by the employer.
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby Turning base » Thu Nov 21 2019, 11:45

A test Like this for a day VFR tourism job seems a little over the top? What we do is not rocket science. If someone has a licence and 500 hrs, including 100hrs on type and can go for a fly with the chief pilot isn't that enough? Surely there are enough hurdles already in place? What does it say about our faith in the training and licensing system in this country if tests like this become commonplace? I can see some value in testing certain skills for advanced ops but where is the evidence that testing for a position such as this provides any value?
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby ChicoCheco » Thu Nov 21 2019, 12:53

Maybe their HR dept/person or upper management want to portray certain image.

If it's good enough for airlines it's good enough for us.

Many self pay people renting helicopter for 350-400hr after training, incl 100hrs R44 on their dime? Those that aren't owners or have decent job not chasing 44 gigs.

Very likely prospective pilot has been flying scenics/charter or instructed already, but on ad hoc basis wanting more stable flight hours.
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby County » Sat Nov 23 2019, 00:22

attitude attitude, presentation and flying abilities are what I’d be looking for. Not some compas test
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby lowlevelhell » Sat Nov 23 2019, 01:43

I suspect the test requirement is due to a couple previous accidents they've had where poor aeronautical decision making was conducive to those accidents.
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby havick » Sat Nov 23 2019, 03:48

It’s their train set. Jump through the hoops if you want the job or just don’t apply. At least they’re not asking the applicant to pay for the testing.
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby Balibelly » Sat Nov 23 2019, 04:59

Basically they’re looking for how you deal in stressful situations.

That’s it...

If you don’t deal well And forget to pop the floats or freeze on the controls...then you know the answer.
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Re: R44 Helicopter Pilot Hamilton Island Air

Postby dole time » Sun Dec 1 2019, 07:05

havick wrote:It’s their train set. Jump through the hoops if you want the job or just don’t apply. At least they’re not asking the applicant to pay for the testing.


ChicoCheco wrote:Maybe their HR dept/person or upper management want to portray certain image.


These are all that needs to be said. Contracts can be won or lost based on a companys safety culture and incident preparedness. If they have had previous incidents then they may need to show a change in order to satisfy CASA or their clients. As well as their pitch to clients may be that all staff have passed standardized test X, have min. hours Y, and so on. That's not even touching the insurance requirements they might have; this operator runs singles out to offshore pontoons in rolling water, and IIRC their new one is on the roof of a populated pontoon.. Its not a 105hr job, even if it is just tourism.
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