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AW139 Pilot Opportunities - Captains and Co-Pilots.

Postby KOALA » Fri Dec 20 2019, 03:18

https://www.seek.com.au/job/40613945?ty ... 44ad1e4e9e

AW139 Pilot Opportunities
About Us

LifeFlight is a world leader in aeromedical care and Australia's most diversified service with both a fixed and rotary wing fleet. We help seriously ill and injured patients around Australia and the world to quickly get the medical care they need. From rapid response, to inter-facility transfers our team of more than 400 staff members, including aviation crew, support staff, and over 100 doctors are a lifeline to vulnerable individuals. Best known for RACQ LifeFlight community rescue helicopters and LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine, the group also operates a world class training division.



A Job With Purpose

Every year LifeFlight’s iconic blue and yellow fleet help thousands of sick and injured patients. Every employee has a very important task in every mission we perform. Whether that’s making sure our IT systems are performing at the highest level or balancing the figures, to instructing staff with the most current medical and aviation regulations. Each and every employee at LifeFlight saves lives every day. You will play a key part of ensuring our ongoing success and growth as an AW139 Pilot on our Surat Gas (SGAS) contract.



The Opportunity

We are currently seeking Pilots to join our team on a full-time basis at our Toowoomba base working on our SGAS contract. Primary base is our Toowoomba location with Touring to our Roma location in a regular basis as part of the roster.

We are seeking interest from both Captains and Co-Pilots.

Pay and conditions are in accordance with the LifeFlight Australia Limited and Rotary Wing Pilots Certified Agreement 2016-2019 Work Practice 2.



About You

In support of our strong safety culture, minimum qualifications and experience limitations apply. To be eligible you must have the following:



Selection Criteria:

ALL

Live within 30 minutes travel time of ‘Home Base’ (Toowoomba LifeFlight Hangar)
Strong communication skills
A safety first attitude
Enthusiasm and a drive to achieve and maintain the highest level of competency within aero-medical operations.


Captain

Essential Criteria

ATPL (H)
CIR ME with minimum 3 renewals (IPCs)
NVFR(H)
Minimum 3000 hours rotary wing
1500 hours PIC rotary wing
500 hours PIC ME turbine rotary wing
100 hours Instrument Flight
100 hours Night
Dangerous Goods Certificate
HUET/EBS Certified
Class 1 medical


Desirable Criteria

Type Rating (AW139) with 100 hours on type
Previous EMS/SAR experience
NVIS Rating


Co-Pilot

Essential Criteria

CPL (H)
CIR-ME
NVFR(H)
1000 hours rotary wing
500 hours Multi-Engine rotary wing
100 hours PIC rotary wing
LL-WR
Dangerous Goods Certificate
HUET/EBS Certified
Class 1 medical


Desirable Criteria

AW139 Type Rating with 50 hours on type
Previous EMS/SAR experience
NVIS Rating
ATPL (H)
Current PIC


In your application, please ensure you address each of the essential criteria to demonstrate that you satisfy the minimum requirements of the role.

In your application, please upload your cover letter & resume as one attachment.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a growing organisation that is dedicated to saving lives and serving the community. If you believe you have the necessary skills and experiences we would love to hear from you today.
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Re: AW139 Pilot Opportunities - Captains and Co-Pilots.

Postby av8r » Sun Jan 5 2020, 10:21

Might be off topic but just curious where aspiring co-pilots would get the inital 50hrs on type for these jobs?
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Re: AW139 Pilot Opportunities - Captains and Co-Pilots.

Postby Hello Pilots » Sun Jan 5 2020, 10:28

av8r wrote:Might be off topic but just curious where aspiring co-pilots would get the inital 50hrs on type for these jobs?


Probably those laid off by Bristows :shock:
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Re: AW139 Pilot Opportunities - Captains and Co-Pilots.

Postby Twistgrip » Sun Jan 5 2020, 11:07

av8r wrote:Might be off topic but just curious where aspiring co-pilots would get the inital 50hrs on type for these jobs?


Generally speaking and as suggested above, from the offshore industry.
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Re: AW139 Pilot Opportunities - Captains and Co-Pilots.

Postby Master Cylinder » Sun Jan 5 2020, 20:35

The great thing is that both pilot and copilot AW139 hours requirement is under the Desirable heading...so, presumably if they don't get any candidates with AW139 type ratings and/or hours, they'll hire and train from scratch on the new type.
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Re: AW139 Pilot Opportunities - Captains and Co-Pilots.

Postby Cleared Hot » Wed Jan 8 2020, 01:42

Supplying a type rating is but nothing at the end of the day, the requirement of a instrument rating and 500 hours multi for a co-pilot puts a lot of aspiring guys well out of the pumpkin patch, the days of supplying guys with CIR/ME is dead by the looks of things, very hard to break this industry without a serious cost to the pilot.
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Re: AW139 Pilot Opportunities - Captains and Co-Pilots.

Postby FerrariFlyer » Wed Jan 8 2020, 03:37

Cleared Hot wrote:Supplying a type rating is but nothing at the end of the day, the requirement of a instrument rating and 500 hours multi for a co-pilot puts a lot of aspiring guys well out of the pumpkin patch, the days of supplying guys with CIR/ME is dead by the looks of things, very hard to break this industry without a serious cost to the pilot.


Sadly, a lot of factors have made it much, much harder for aspiring entrants to gain the qualifications to enter the realms of offshore or EMS. The instrument rating is the main stumbling block for most (who can realistically afford circa $75,000 after a CPL-H has been paid funded?).

Add to this the ATPL which is basically impossible to get now unless one is already in an offshore or EMS operation with access to a suitable simulator.

However, the pool of fully qualified people has shrunken significantly and operators will soon likely have to invest in new pilots and cover at least some of the cost of training. It will be that, or park up aircraft! The other issue may well become the time it takes to fill a seat if someone requires an instrument and type rating :shock:
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Re: AW139 Pilot Opportunities - Captains and Co-Pilots.

Postby Jeffory » Wed Jan 8 2020, 12:46

It is good to see jobs like this being advertised, no doubt there are a few who meet the requirements. It is a shame there are no current pathways into these types of jobs though.

If demand eventually exceeds supply then something will need to change, as it was a decade ago when training was thrown around to just about anyone. Nobody I know has any intention of self funding another $80,000 or more for training, to then be at the peril of a volatile oil and gas market all whilst earning less than the passengers being carried. With the current opportunities in FW world I can't see too many self funding to do an identical job in a helicopter.

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