Reputable Tuna Companies??

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Reputable Tuna Companies??

Postby Old Mate » Wed Jan 9 2019, 21:49

Hanson are under FBI investigation.
Tropic don’t get rave reviews.
Are there any professionally run companies who have a commitment to safety and maintenance operating out there atm? Or is it better to stay on land if that’s what I’m looking for?
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Re: Reputable Tuna Companies??

Postby NZHelo » Wed Jan 9 2019, 22:47

You would be better off just staying on dry land and watching Wicked Tuna.
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Re: Reputable Tuna Companies??

Postby bangequalsbad » Thu Jan 10 2019, 10:22

Defense force.
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Re: Reputable Tuna Companies??

Postby Old Mate » Thu Jan 10 2019, 20:42

Thanks flyhuey

I appreciate the time you went to making that list of links.
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Re: Reputable Tuna Companies??

Postby mdav » Sat Jan 12 2019, 07:18

No such thing as a reputable tuna company that’s including all the fishing boat fleet and the helicopter company’s that put helicopters on them, but I guess the lesser of all evils is the mob out of NZ but can’t think of there name. If you don’t have a care of your own health and safety go for it, if you value your health and life in this planet, think again.
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Re: Reputable Tuna Companies??

Postby angrypalmtree » Sat Jan 12 2019, 10:31

Vsc have d models and are n registered if that makes you feel better. There are a few tuna flying groups on Facebook that are full of information both helpful and not. Unless your there for more than 2 years I doubt it would hinder your chances at employment in the real world. Do it for the adventure, not the pay or hours and you won't regret it.
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Re: Reputable Tuna Companies??

Postby blackstump » Sun Jan 13 2019, 06:52

Hansen's ones were (mostly) N registered as well.... don't mean nothing on the high seas (ie doens't mean there is any oversight on them by the regulators in comparison to having other reg numbers on their sides...)
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Re: Reputable Tuna Companies??

Postby flyhuey » Tue Jan 15 2019, 08:55

Blackstump wrote:
don't mean nothing on the high seas (ie doens't mean there is any oversight on them by the regulators in comparison to having other reg numbers on their sides

You mean the F.A.A. doesn't do "Ramp Checks" on the high seas?

My experience (Here we go!) overseas, operating N-Registered aircraft . . . anything goes. Noncompliance with Regulations is rife, both among aircrew and maintenance. And, the person who reports it either to the Chief Pilot or F.A.A. is made to be the bad guy, and "not a team player".

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