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Old 18th Mar 2007, 03:21   #1 (permalink)
 
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Horn Island

Are there any companies that operate out of Horn Island?

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Old 18th Mar 2007, 05:36   #2 (permalink)
 
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Plenty of them!

Barrier Aviation
Aerotropics
Skytrans
Surveillance Australia

And they're just the ones I can think of straight up.

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Old 18th Mar 2007, 05:43   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Morno,
I knew those guys went there but do they have pilots actually living on the island? I'm hoping to start applying for some work up there in a couple of months
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Old 18th Mar 2007, 06:14   #4 (permalink)
 
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All the companies morno mentioned have pilots living on the Rock (+Cape Air Transport). However I believe the Skytrans pilots are on rotations, 2 weeks in Cairns, 2 weeks on Horn.
Also heard Barrier are looking for pilots
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Old 18th Mar 2007, 06:33   #5 (permalink)
 
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Most important you learn, if you Wongai customer you don't go Gateway!!

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Old 18th Mar 2007, 08:00   #6 (permalink)
 
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argh good out aunti whats her face fey isn't it?

Heard the one eye has some nice people working there now.. friendly company
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Old 18th Mar 2007, 08:41   #7 (permalink)
 
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You're right there Torres. If you Wongai customer you wouldn't want to go Gateway because Gina wouldn't be allowed in there...
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Old 20th Mar 2007, 02:35   #8 (permalink)
 
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Any operators hiring up in QLD?? not getting much responce from that area of the woods. Lots going in NT though.

Anyone know if surv aust would hire some one with pilot qualifications as an observer?? i want a change. looks interesting if you ask me.
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Old 20th Mar 2007, 03:47   #9 (permalink)
 
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Gina not at Gateway. Fay no like. Gina mostly hanging around old Wingz mess on Horn!

Wongai good place to swig Fruity Lexia on back grass - but watch out for viscious sand flies!!

Fishing good. Government says don't feed crocs, so no swimming!

Jenko, I suggest you look closely at NT or West Australia for pilot employment. Do a PPRuNe search as there are many threads on pilot employment in the PPRuNe archives.

The Straits becomes very trying, usually around 10 minutes after you get there!
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Old 20th Mar 2007, 03:59   #10 (permalink)
 
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Anyone know if surv aust would hire some one with pilot qualifications as an observer?? i want a change. looks interesting if you ask me.
Yes they will. There are several observers with pilot licences. At least one has a CPL and MECIR.
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Old 20th Mar 2007, 05:07   #11 (permalink)
 
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At least one other has an ATPL!!

There's another who holds both rotary and fixed endo's.
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Old 20th Mar 2007, 05:18   #12 (permalink)
 
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At least one other has an ATPL!!
May be the one I'm thinking of, I don't know exactly what her quals are.
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Old 20th Mar 2007, 06:54   #13 (permalink)
 
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horn island

not a bad place, if you think you will hate it, then you WILL hate it

take it for what it is, a good time, not a long time, and great flying.
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Old 20th Mar 2007, 07:19   #14 (permalink)
 
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Rubbers rool in the Straits

Usually a layer of 2 with some Wasabi smeared over the first one.
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Old 20th Mar 2007, 10:41   #15 (permalink)
 
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Barrier and CAT are lookin for blokes now. Couple of fellas leaving each one. Barrier u need about 1000tt with 100 multi.
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 02:49   #16 (permalink)
 
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Be nice to Sue at Barrier and you'll go a long way.

Big Bob at the Wongai is a top bloke.

Aunty Fay should have had that tripod black dog of hers shot a long time ago. I sincerely hope it's gone to the Big Kennel in the sky........poor bloody mutt.
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 06:57   #17 (permalink)
 
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Speaking of clapped out dogs...... Anyone know what happened to "bastard" when his owner left troppos ?
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 11:06   #18 (permalink)
 
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Does Australian Helicopters fly out of Horn Island or only Thursday Island?
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 14:07   #19 (permalink)
 
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Speaking of clapped out dogs...... Anyone know what happened to "bastard" when his owner left troppos ? Unquote
Are you referring to Fidge, the 3/4 shepherd or Boofhead, big beige mongrel with a huge head from the Big House??
Fidge did a trip to Cairns to live with a Troppo's pilot, but it didn't work out, due to another dog in the "family".
I know this because I had to personally take Fidge to YHID airport and load him onto a Caravan.
I miss that bloody dog - he slept in my room on more than one occasion, just for the company. He was my mate, with the most fantastic nature.
Dearly hope that he's being looked after by the "alleged" bunch of softcocks that are currently domiciled on YHID.
Miss ya, Fidgee mate. Top dog
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 23:53   #20 (permalink)
 
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Fidgee

Did the troppos boys come up with a "replacement"?

God that dog had a big head
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