Hi All Can those operating up in Tanz, please shed some light on the job market up there at the moment, did the search thing, but only came up with posts from 2004/5. Looking at maybe trying to getthe nod from Northern Air or one of the similar operators up there, any idea on whether they are hiring, what the pay is like at the moment, what the requirements are and who are the good guys and the dodge outfits. I have a South African multi Com/IF around 670hr total and around 80hrs twin time with a twin instructors rating grade III with about 220 hrs instruction time. Does anyone have current contacts and their email addreses for the operators? Lookking for Northern Air's contact email especially. Any info would be most welcome. Thanks DW
Northern Air Description: Northern Air is a charter company based in Arusha, Tanzania. We operate 3 Grand Caravan's (13 seats) and 1 Cessna 206 (5 seats). Our aircraft have all been purchased new from the factory with the latest one being purchased in 2003. Contacts: +255 27 2508059/8060/8647, +255 27 2508059/8060/8647, P. O. Box: 2782, Arusha, email@example.com
I'm trying to link you the directory here. It's an excel, I ran over. I didn't try the contacts in it. But it seems pretty much comprehensive. Companies, names, emails, phone numbers and so on. Maybe it helps.
I know we are looking for crew, just can't get a straight answer out of them as to when the interviews will be and when the next course will be. It all tends to be a bit last minute, I got hired and sent off to France for training on a weeks notice after I called up and asked them what was going on with the lastest batch.
Do not worry, your future employer in Tanzania will take care of licence conversion and workpermits. At least that was my experience with Air Excel in Arusha. You have to pay upfront, but after everything is done they will reemburs you.
I flew in Arusha from 96-99 for Northern Air. I was thinking about taking a leave of absence from my current job and going back to Arusha to do some bush flying. It was an awesome experience flying in Tanzania. Couple of questions:
What's the job market like? How long does it take to renew commercial and instrument?
I have a Tanzanian passport so work permit is not an issue. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!!
Don't think it would take too long to renew your licence, not sure if there is a statute of limitations on licence's, for IR renewal, all depends on availability of examiners and an aircraft to do it on, what ratings do you have on your Tanzanian licence?