I was wondering how the success rate was this year in the n.t and western side for low hour pilots for the dry season ? It would be great to hear from some of you that did manage to get work this season, since the other threads are a bit "long in the tooth " .It would be great to know what hours you did have to give me an idea on the current situation up there.
thanks for the replys guys. Tweeky well done mate you will be stoked may i ask roughly what hours and and type experience you had to get the job? Good plan dead cut nothing better than talking with an potential employer face to face .
Theres jobs up here, but it really is true that being up here really helps. I landed a job here in the nt in feb not too far from darwin flying charter 210s. Had a little over 200hr with mecir and no 200 time. about to hit 500hrs and loving every minute of it!
Thats fantastic SpyderPig sounds like you are having a blast! Would you say now that there is movement up where you are of pilots moving to the next job and lots more spaces for newbies, or is there still a lot of unemployed newbie pilots hanging around the towns waiting like there was a few years back ?
Yes i realise that but at this stage i am not ready to go up there yet i am just putting my feelers out. When i am ready i will be up there like a shot out of a gun i strongly believe like you said that if your not up there you will be waiting forever.
post up the company and I bet there will be 20 guys there by Monday
I don't know what it's like for most young guys, but for me its simply a money issue. I probably have enough to drive one way, and if I find a job in the first week, then no dramas, otherwise who knows..
I moved up North from Melbourne early in the year. Best decision I have made so far.
Even though you may not score a gig within the first week let alone month, some of the people you meet and places you visit along the way looking for the first job is something you will remember for a long time.
If you stick it out, eventually someone will give you work. This season started later than usual from what I have heard. But their is still plenty of jobs if you know where to look for them.
Ben093 money isn't the issue, patience is the issue. I have spent the best part of a year saving up to have what I feel is a comfortable cash base to go north on.
I got lucky with some token flying with an operator I answer phones and sweeping hangars for which helped with the savings. I'm sure even if I did have to pay for a few flights to keep current you would still be able to save some coin.
Ben 093, just go mate, if you've got enough to get there just go. Spend your mornings looking for flying work and your arvo's looking for any other type of work and live out of your car if it comes to it. Have a bit of faith in yourself that you can pull it off.
i know where there's a job for a low-timer, but not many seem too keen to make the trek ''up north''.
PM me the details and I'll be up there by Tuesday!
Ben, your not the only one with a money issue. I also have debt to pay off from my training as well, so I do understand were your coming from.
I also just have enough money to make the trip north and last for a few weeks, but like morno said "What's wrong with driving one way then finding a job working in a servo or something first?" Well for me it's a big gamble to take. What happens if I go up and can't seem to find any work at all?
I'm just planning for the worst case scenario, just don't feel comfortable with going up there and risking it with such a little amount.
Before anyone decides to criticize me on complaining! Do understand that I am currently working (casually) and putting effort to save up as much as I can in a limited amount of time, so I could finally make this trip happen!!!