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Chopperline

Postby Pegasus6au » Wed Dec 6 2017, 02:48

I'm hearing Chopperline staff have been sacked by email.
Not sure how true, but sad day if it is....
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Re: Chopperline

Postby CYHeli » Wed Dec 6 2017, 04:53

Is that part of Airways Aviation?
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Re: Chopperline

Postby Pegasus6au » Wed Dec 6 2017, 05:04

Yes Cy, well it was when I did my license there.
Just heard closing the doors end of December... :(
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Re: Chopperline

Postby Probbo » Wed Dec 6 2017, 07:52

It would be hard competition down there, with 6 or 7 training schools within a 200klm area. The Sydney region would have almost twice the population and less flying schools within the same area.
Bad news,I hope all the redundant staff can find suitable jobs directly.
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Re: Chopperline

Postby skypig » Wed Dec 6 2017, 15:59

A sad end to an era. :(

Back in the day, “the air was black with Helicopters”, to use the phrase of a long term Chopperline CFI.
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Re: Chopperline

Postby huey » Wed Dec 6 2017, 16:52

All good things must come to an end.

It was a top school.

Trained there over 20 years ago and also worked as an instructor there.
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Re: Chopperline

Postby hand in pants » Wed Dec 6 2017, 22:46

I wonder how this affects airways aviation.

Sad to se any school fold up. Bit ordinary to sack everybody by email. That's one cold bastard right there.
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Re: Chopperline

Postby rickshaw » Thu Dec 7 2017, 02:29

Sad ........

Hope all those who were put off can find some work before Christmas.

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Re: Chopperline

Postby rickshaw » Sun Dec 17 2017, 04:30

Chopperline closing down?

Are the previous posts "good and reasonably accurate rumours?" Or just a guess?

Any further updates? Seems odd past news when there is a surge of training in SE Qld.

Merry Xmas to all - maybe a better year coming up, according to latest Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news?

We need some happier news after somewhat long time of a low opportunities.

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Re: Chopperline

Postby skypig » Sun Dec 17 2017, 05:55

More than rumors I believe. (Can’t comment on the “sack by text” part)
For confirmation, ring them up and ask when you can start your Rotory Wing training in YCDR.
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Re: Chopperline

Postby hand in pants » Sun Dec 17 2017, 22:50

Spoke to one of the instructors last week.
Sacked by email and heli operations closing down end of this year.
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Re: Chopperline

Postby rickshaw » Tue Jan 16 2018, 11:52

It seems Chopperline has gone for good and maybe their scenic operation. So what happens to the Caloundra buildings? Expansion of the airline school? Called the other day as suggested. Just an answering machine. Any ideas ? Or guesses?? Good beaches and reasonable eating places by the water. But a bugger of a drive to Brisbane - traffic!!!

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