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Old 10th Jan 2017, 06:49   #121 (permalink)
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If your CASA licence is the new Part 61 (not the old style one) and you have the right to live / work here you'll get an interview for sure. At the moment they seem to be targeting guys from Network, Alliance, VARA etc but I know for a fact the biggest issue they have is finding guys with the Part 61 licence...

Good luck mate - I joined 5 years ago and it has vastly improved. Great bunch of guys and gals to fly with and I find flight ops (notice I said I - some guys will still whinge like always) to be quite supportive. I'm in a small base though so that might help my outlook on things..based in SYD/MEL is a different story from what I hear from mates.

PM me if you want any further details.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 07:32   #122 (permalink)
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@ high_to_low; yes indeed I have the new Part 61 lic. Actually, the right to live/work in Oz is gonna be the problem unless Jetstar sponsors for the visa.
Please check your pm.

@pilotchute; I don't want to burst your bubbles, the MTOW of the Q400 is 29,574KG- heavier than u think & please stay calm in case i misinterpreted your msg!
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 07:50   #123 (permalink)
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Pilotchute, a Q400 is a big aeroplane. It is roughly the same size and weight as many regional jets. It's well over 20T.

I'd suggest some humble pie.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 08:10   #124 (permalink)
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And compared to something like a King Air, a Q400 is a heavy turboprop.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 08:23   #125 (permalink)

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3 years LWOP offered to JQ AUS A320 FO to NZ....

AUS must be in surplus
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 09:24   #126 (permalink)
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Yes the Q400 is 29T, not sure why pilotchute thinks it is only 20T. Apart from the obvious differences between it and a jet, the Q400 is a great stepping stone from a prop to a narrow body jet.
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 09:11   #127 (permalink)
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Melbourne Centre this is Qlink 400 "heavy" request....

I can see the controllers in fits of laughter!
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 09:17   #128 (permalink)
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I think you're the only one being laughed at.
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 09:57   #129 (permalink)
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Some may mock but 'heavy' time can mean the difference between a candidate successfully and smoothly transitioning onto other more complex and weightier types or not quite making the grade.

An old sim instructor of mine once commented that he could tell those pilots who had flown heavy singles like 206s or 210s compared to those who had only operated light pistons such as 182s by their finesse.

In fact said same sim instructor said his most impressive student was a young Russian who had Tu-114 time!
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 10:46   #130 (permalink)
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Who really gives a shit what's defined as 'heavy' for recuitment purposes - I know guys with Baron time who got into JQ. Do what you need to do to get the interview FFS
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 14:00   #131 (permalink)
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There's always one.

As far as turboprops go, the Q400 is a heavy one. It's also a medium weight catagory aircraft. Meaning similar separation standards for light aircraft following it, to a narrow body jet.

It's not a Boeing or a bus, but it requires a similar workload and standard to fly it.
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 17:55   #132 (permalink)
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Are they still steadily hiring dash-8 f/os based in orcs
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Old 16th Jan 2017, 00:08   #133 (permalink)
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Anyone got jetstar testing in mid/late feb and want to share a sim?
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