21st Jun 2012, 07:13
Greetings fellow aviators!
I would like to gain some knowledge and authenticity of this new startup airlines called SkyFly Airlines which is a new venture by Doren AirCongo.
Any pilots in Africa who are familiar about this undertaking and their future plans may enlighten me and others about this new operation, about the team ,their working style etc.
Before joining and moving to Congo, if shortlisted; I would be glad to know the facts rather than being surprised later !:}
Thanks again friends for having a look at this post and would be very grateful if you could enlighten the rest of us.
21st Jun 2012, 10:08
Do you have any contact email of this new start-up airline?
What operation do they do?what airplanes do they fly?
21st Jun 2012, 13:12
SkyFly Airlines | Company | History (http://www.skyflyairlines.com/en/company/history.php?sub=2009)
21st Jun 2012, 14:23
SkyFly Airlines (http://www.afly.co/)
22nd Jun 2012, 03:05
Hmm... a Columbian website, using a Dornier with a reg. 5Y-SFA, which is assigned to Kenya Police Mi-17 helicopter. Nothing dodgy here...
The Ancient Geek
22nd Jun 2012, 08:07
As always, be very suspicious about new startups looking for crew.
Many are 419 (advance fee) scams, never pay anything up front.
22nd Jun 2012, 10:25
Just retrieved this info from an earlier post:
Some info that was found:
YOUR DUTIES WITH SFA IN 7.5 YEARS
FROM/TO POSITION/ DUTY
1st– 2nd month -Trainee Language & country
3rd–4th month G-OPS Trainee Airport Operations
5th–5th month -OPS Management Assistant Management Operations
6th–18th month -Cadet Type Rating + 2ndFO
19th–24th month -Junior First Officer FO in freight
25th-36th month First Officer Type Rating + FO
37th –48th month Junior Captain Cpt in freight
49th–60th month Senior First Officer FO in passenger
60th–72th month Captain Type Rating + Cpt
73rd– 90th month Senior Captain Cpt in passenger jet
What we require mostly from you as a potential cadet, is your full devoted time in joining hands with the SFA team to grow SFA into what
we want to become, a fully EASA compliant, true low cost carrier in Africa, with best service and outstanding opportunities for customers
Should you require a bank loan in order to join the sponsorship, we are more than happy to assist your efforts. However, SFA does not
recommend any banking institution or pick up personal loans for cadets.
SAFE CAREER AND SPONSORSHIP
SFA has appointed a HR-REP (Human Resource representative) in Germany, a European Union member state and by doing so has agreed to
comply with EU legal regulations for the employment and training of staff. Our legally appointed law firm in Malta monitors all payments
and procedures according to EU law.
100 % MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
While most employment opportunities are difficult to come by in today’s aviation environment, SFA makes it easy for you. The 100%
money back guarantee refers to the 35,000 US Dollar in the training participation. Travel expenses and Visa expenses are covered from the
date of arrival in your first class session. SFA guarantees you that within 6 months of your payment, your training shall start and your first
day at SFA shall take place. Should this not be the case, SFA guarantees your full amount of 35,000 US Dollar back. At the time of approval,
that you have been accepted with SFA, you are required to deposit the funds and once we have confirmed the deposit of funds, SFA shall
inform you about your start date. Please note that the funds should be deposited on your account, not with SFA at this time. Only if SFA
confirms your first class date will you be required to transfer the funds to SFA. Once SFA has confirmed the receipt of the funds, you shall
receive a official invitation letter and acknowledgment of you class. We would like to inform you at this point, that should you unexpected
decide to not take place in the program after the funds have been transferred, there shall be no refund unless loss of license is reported by
your civil aviation authority and your license had been revoked. Once you have started your class at SFA in Nairobi, you will still be entitled
to a full refund until your transfer to your duty station is completed. This money back guarantee is monitored by our legal representation in
Malta under EU laws.
22nd Jun 2012, 11:04
He he he!
Is there really one single person in the entire world dumb enough to swallow that load of horseshit?
That itinerary for career progression is worthy of the Comedy Store. The only thing missing is "Week 90 on, retire on pension (100% final salary)"
The Ancient Geek
22nd Jun 2012, 14:19
Scamming b@<hidden>@<hidden> !!